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Download the Square Point of Sale app free today, directly on your phone or tablet.

Disclaimer: Please note that this guidance is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax or any other type of professional advice. If you are unsure about your entity type or where to find the relevant information, we suggest that you consult with a professional.

Get Started

  1. Create your Square Account via a web browser on your phone or desktop computer/laptop.

  2. Enter and confirm your email address, and create a password.

You can also create an account through the Square Point of Sale app.

  1. Download Square Point of Sale to your compatible mobile device.

  2. Open the app when it finishes downloading and Click Get Started.

  3. Enter and confirm your email address, and create a password.

We are required under applicable laws to verify the identity of all Square account holders for all business entity types. If you are account holder, you will need to provide your full legal name, date of birth and current address for verification.

Read more about the required information for signing up with Squarerequired information for signing up with Square.

Bank Account Details

You can link or edit a UK current account from your online Square Dashboard or Square Point of Sale app. You will need your account name and bank account number to link your bank account.

Learn more about linking your bank account. If you run into any issues linking your bank account, read about bank account troubleshooting steps.


We offer a low rate of:

  • 1.75% for each contactless, chip and PIN or swiped card-present transaction.

  • 2.5% for payments manually keyed in to the Point of Sale app, recurring payments facilitated via Online Checkout links, Square Invoices and Virtual Terminal.

  • 1.4% + 25p for UK cards and 2.5% + 25p for non-UK cards for our online payment products, including Square eCommerce API, Online Store, Online Checkout and purchases of Digital Gift Cards.

We’re able to offer custom rates to organisations or businesses doing more than £250,000 per year in card processing, in addition to some other factors. If you’re interested, contact our Sales team and let us know more about your organisation. If you don’t think you’ll process enough to qualify for custom rates, you’ll pay Square’s standard fee when you process a credit or debit card.

Capturing Donor Information

You can collect customer information directly from the transaction screen of the Square Point of Sale app. Any details collected this way will be available in your Customer Directory on your online Square Dashboard, so you can follow up with your customers at a later time.

To track your donations and view the payment details, visit Transactions in your Square Dashboard.

Accept Donations with Square Online

With Square Online, you can use the donation item type to accept donations on your website. Donation items are fully customisable and you can easily feature them on your homepage to raise awareness for your cause. Learn more about how to accept donations online.

Staff Collecting Payments

Team members can accept donations on your behalf by simply logging in to the Square Point of Sale app from their device using the email address and password associated with your account.

If you need to track who is accepting what payments, our Team Management features can help sort that out. Learn more about using Team Management.

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