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Set up which bank accounts your payments go to

To help you reconcile payments, you can send payments from your services to:

  • the same bank account
  • different bank accounts

GOV.UK Pay services are free, and there’s no limit to how many you can create.

Send payments to the same bank account

You can send payments from a group of your services to the same bank account.

  1. Create a GOV.UK Pay service for each of your services.

  2. When you go live, in each GOV.UK Pay service add either:

  • the same bank account number - if you use Stripe
  • the same PSP merchant code

If you need to know which service each payment came from when you report on payments, you can:

Follow the separate guidance on creating a single GOV.UK Pay service instead if you need to:

  • easily manage your staff members’ access to the whole group in the GOV.UK Pay admin tool
  • easily manage your account settings for the whole group, for example which card types you accept
  • receive payments from the whole group in one payout - if your PSP is Stripe

Send payments to different bank accounts

If you need to send payments from your services to different bank accounts, you must create separate GOV.UK Pay services.

You cannot send payments from one GOV.UK Pay service to more than one bank account.

There’s no charge for creating multiple payment service provider (PSP) accounts if you use GOV.UK Pay’s PSP. Other PSPs may charge you for each PSP account you have.

If you use Stripe

  1. Create a GOV.UK Pay service for each bank account you want to use.
  2. Decide whether to link one or more of your services to each GOV.UK Pay service you created.
  3. When you go live, add the bank account number you want to use to each GOV.UK Pay service.

If you use Worldpay, ePDQ or SmartPay

  1. Contact your PSP to create a new PSP merchant code for each bank account you want to use.
  2. Create a GOV.UK Pay service for each PSP merchant code.
  3. Decide whether to link one or more of your services to each GOV.UK Pay service you created.
  4. When you go live, add the PSP merchant code you want to use to each GOV.UK Pay service.