Pay Later offers (UK)

Add Pay Later buttons and messaging to your checkout

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PayPal offers short-term, interest-free payments and other special financing options that buyers can use to buy now and pay later, while merchants get paid up-front. Pay Later offers are included with PayPal Checkout at no additional cost to you.

Pay Later offers include the following:

  • Pay in 3, which eligible UK buyers can use to pay for purchases of £30 to £2,000 in three, interest-free payments. Late fees apply.
  • PayPal Credit, a revolving line of credit that buyers can use to pay over time, two promotional offers, 0% for 4 months on purchases over £99 and merchant-specific Instalment offers.

Note: If you offer PayPal Credit Instalments, you can't offer Pay in 3.

How it Works


When eligible, your existing PayPal buttons change to show a new Pay Later button. When customers select Pay Later, they can pay with flexible, buy now, pay later offers.

Integrate the PayPal JavaScript SDK to display the Pay Later button at checkout. After you integrate, make sure your buttons render in the layout that you want.


Note: The Pay Later button is available to UK merchants on a limited basis. To enable the button, please contact your PayPal Account Executive or PayPal’s business customer support through or by calling 0800 358 7929.


Pay Later messaging helps you get the most out of PayPal’s buy now, pay later offers. You can use this onsite messaging to dynamically promote Pay Later offers, which can help grow your sales, attract new customers, and drive customer loyalty.

Pay Later messaging example

British text message for a Pay Later offer with 12 pixel font, left-aligned, black text on a white background, with a PayPal logo displaying the PayPal icon and name on the left side of the text

Note: Credit is a regulated activity in the UK. Before displaying onsite messaging or integrating a PayPal Credit button, you must be authorized to act as a credit broker and have a credit agreement with PayPal. For more information, contact business customer support through or by calling 0800 358 7929.

The Customer Experience

Your customers can see Pay Later messaging throughout the checkout experience, from the home page, to product pages, to checkout.

Customer experience

  1. Customer visits your website and sees flexible banner messages with general Pay Later information.
  2. Customer selects Learn more and reads about Pay Later and PayPal Credit offers.
  3. Customer selects a product and sees text-based messages with specific offers based on the price of the item.
  4. Customer proceeds to checkout and sees Pay Later options to complete the transaction.


UK-based consumers are eligible for Pay Later offers across most of our integrations. As a merchant, you're eligible to promote Pay Later offers if you are a UK-based PayPal merchant with a UK-legal business entity, a UK-facing website, and a one-time payment integration.

Pay Later product Countries Currencies Notes
PayPal Credit US, UK USD, GBP PayPal Credit is a regulated consumer credit product in the UK that eligible customers can use it as a payment method through PayPal. Promote this product only if you have the necessary regulatory permissions.
Pay in 4 US, FR USD, EUR
Pay in 4X FR EUR
Pay in 3 UK GBP If you offer PayPal Credit Instalments, you can't offer Pay in 3.
Instalments DE EUR

Note: While messaging can be displayed on your website to help promote pay later offers to your customers, no additional content, wording, marketing, or other material should be created by you to encourage use of this product. PayPal reserves the right to take action in accordance with the User Agreement.

How do you want to integrate?

Choose how you want to add Pay Later messaging to your site.

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Code it yourself

Choose from basic HTML attributes or more advanced JS options

Commerce platforms

Use if your site is on an online shopping cart or commerce platform

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Use if you're adding Pay Later to an existing integration

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