Accept contactless payments with
Tap to Pay
in the UK

Receive digital payments in the United Kingdom with Tap to Pay on our Bookipi App. With Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, securely receive payments with your device without a card machine. Compatible with contactless cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or other digital wallets.

How to use Tap to Pay in the United Kingdom in 3 steps.

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Compatible with all major contactless cards and digital wallets

*Tap to Pay is currently only available in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

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Set up and use Tap to Pay in the UK

Create an invoice

Start by creating an invoice on our Bookipi Invoice App and select “Payment” at the bottom. Choose “Tap to Pay on Android/iPhone” to set the payment amount.

Receive contactless payment

Present your device for your customer to pay with any of their preferred digital wallets (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Wallet and more) or any contactless Credit/Debit Card.

Payment Approved

When the transaction is completed, you’ll see an “Approved” screen. And you’re done! Send your customers a digital receipt as proof of payment if you’d like.
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✓ 5 minute setup   ✓ No credit card needed

Receive contactless payments in the United Kingdom

➤ Tap to Pay streamlines your payment process for your customers, receive payments for your services and/or goods upon delivery  by using your iPhone or Android device.

➤ Get paid faster by giving your customers a better and secure method to pay you.

➤ Ensure your cashflow without having to chase for payments or waiting for cheques to clear when you use Tap to Pay.

How Tap to Pay works on your device

➤ Tap to Pay utilises Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to process contactless transactions. With NFC enabled, your customer simply need to hold their compatible device (including smartphones, smartwatches, and digital wallets) or contactless card to your device to make payment. It’s that easy and fast.

➤ Find out how we use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for Tap to Pay, visit our FAQ section.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tap to Pay in the United Kingdom

To accept payments with Tap to Pay, you’ll need an NFC-enabled iPhone or Android device (including Tablets running on Android). Customers only need to tap their compatible devices or contactless cards against your device to start the transaction. Below are the steps to take to get started:

  1. Start by ensure that your device supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
  2. Download our Invoice App on the App Store or Google Play Store.
  3. Once installed, create an invoice for your customer and select “Tap to Pay on iPhone/Android” from the “Payment” button.
  4. Receive payments by having your customer tap their preferred contactless cards or digital wallets (such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Wallet and more) against your device and you’re set!

Paying and getting paid with Tap to Pay is quick, secure and easy, making it a popular alternative to cash or even cheque payments that require time to clear.

Tap to Pay offers a secure payment method for merchants and customers alike in the UK. Transactions are encrypted, ensuring that sensitive payment data is protected during transmission. Additionally, both iPhone and Android devices incorporate security features such as tokenisation and biometric authentication to further enhance security.

Tap to Pay supports various payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, and mobile wallets. With increasingly more people in the UK preferring contactless payment methods over cash, accepting digital payments for your service and/or goods is an advantageous way to ensure you get paid on time.

Customers can use compatible payment cards stored on their smartphones or tablets, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, to make contactless payments via Tap to Pay. This flexibility enable you to cater to a wide range of customer preferences and payment options.

Yes, Tap to Pay functionality is available on both iPhone and Android devices. Both iPhones and Android operating systems support Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows contactless payments. You can receive payment using Tap to Pay on your smartphones and Android tablets – without additional hardware, monthly subscription or POS rental fees.

Regardless of where you are in, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology plays a crucial role for Tap to Pay, offering a convenient and secure way for you to receive contactless payment from your customers. Here’s how NFC works in the context of contactless payments:

  1. Initiation: When a customer taps their NFC-enabled device (smartphone or smartwatch) or contactless card near your NFC-enabled iPhone/Android device – the transaction process begins. Their device or contactless card acts as the initiator, sending out a radio frequency signal.
  2. Data Exchange: Your device, acting as the receiver, detects the signal from the customer’s device (or credit/debit card) and establishes a connection. This connection allows for the exchange of payment information between the two.
  3. Authentication: Once the connection is established, Our Tap to Pay functionality verifies with your customer’s device to authenticate the transaction. This authentication process verifies the legitimacy of the payment request and ensures that the transaction is authorized by the customer.
  4. Transaction Processing: After authentication, your device processes the transaction by securely transmitting the payment information to the relevant financial network or payment processor. This network verifies the transaction details, checks for available funds, and facilitates the transfer of funds from the customer to your associated account.
  5. Confirmation: Upon successful completion of the transaction, both the customer and you will receive notification of the transaction which you as the merchant will receive a “Approved” screen on the Bookipi app.

NFC makes Tap to Pay possible, allowing a quick and secure way to send and receive payment – making it a preferred option for payment transactions.

Currently, Tap to Pay is only available in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom. As we work to release Tap to Pay to more countries, let us know where you would like Tap to Pay to be available next!

Below are the associated fees with Tap to Pay in the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom:

  • 2.0% + 20p for standard cards*
  • 2.4% + 20p for premium cards*
  • 3.0% + 20p for EU Cards
  • 3.75% + 20p for international cards

 + 10p per authorisation

*To understand the differences between standard and premium cards, visit here.