How long do Pingit payments take?

Other Pingit users will get your payment straight away. Paym users who don’t use Pingit will usually get your payment straight away – but it can take up to 2 hours.

If you’re paying someone who isn’t registered with Pingit or Paym, they’ll get a text asking them to register within 7 days so that they can collect the payment. If they don’t register within 7 days, the payment will be cancelled.

If you’re using Pingit to pay someone using their sort code and account number, and you’re a Barclays customer

  • The payment will be made straight away if they’re a Barclays UK current account holder
  • If they’re a UK current account holder, the payment will usually be made within 30 minutes, using Faster Payments (though this could sometimes take up to 24 hours)

Sometimes we need to carry out extra checks on payments to help protect against fraud, and this can delay things.