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Digital wallets

You can enable Google Pay and Apple Pay to take payments from your users.

This is only available to services with a live Worldpay account.

Enable Apple Pay

Sign in to the GOV.UK Pay admin tool.

In your Settings, select the Digital wallet tab in Card types. In the next screen, enable Apple Pay.

Enable Google Pay

To enable Google Pay, you must enter a unique Google Pay merchant ID into your GOV.UK Pay account.

You get your Google Pay merchant ID from your Worldpay merchant admin interface.

  1. If required, speak to your Worldpay account manager to upgrade your Worldpay merchant admin interface to include Google Pay functionality.

  2. Sign in to your Worldpay merchant admin interface.

  3. Go to Integration and select the Pay with Google tab.

  4. Under Generate unique merchant ID, select Generate.

  5. Copy the generated merchant ID.

Sign in to the GOV.UK Pay admin tool.

In your Settings, select the Digital wallet tab in Card types. In the next screen, enable Google Pay.

Enter the generated merchant ID and select Submit.

3D Secure authentication

Apple Pay requires users to authenticate digital wallet transactions using a secure method such as a fingerprint scan. Apple Pay users do not need to complete 3D Secure authentication separately.

Google Pay supports, but does not require, users to authenticate digital wallet transactions using a secure method. Users who do not use Google Pay’s secure authentication may have to complete 3D Secure authentication separately.

Restrictions

The GOV.UK Pay platform cannot apply corporate card surcharges to digital wallet transactions made with a corporate card.

When you look at a non-digital wallet transaction in your GOV.UK Pay account transactions list, you see the first 6 digits and last 4 digits of the card number. When you look at a digital wallet transaction in your GOV.UK Pay account transactions list, you only see the last 4 digits of the card number or digital wallet account number.

Google Pay

You can restrict Google Pay digital wallet transactions by card scheme, but not by card type. For example, you can only accept transactions made with Visa cards, but you cannot only accept transactions made with debit cards.