How do I pay for my permissions fees via PLSclear?

You can pay for a fee payable request either by credit card or invoice (subject to approval – see "How can I pay by invoice?" below).

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept payment from the following credit cards via Worldpay:

Credit Card Images for MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and JCB

How can I pay by invoice?

Payment by invoice is offered at the discretion of PLS. If you would like to pay by invoice, please email

Invoices are sent out to a designated finance contact no more than 30 days after a quotation is accepted.

Can I be set up to be invoiced on behalf of more than one publisher?

Yes. If you are an agent or need to be invoiced on behalf of multiple publishers, please email

What currencies do you accept?

PLSclear currently only accepts payment in Pounds Sterling (GBP).

I’m based overseas, how can I pay?

Overseas customers can pay by credit card via Worldpay or email to request payment by invoice.

Please note that invoices issued for overseas customers will incur an additional surcharge due to international wire charges. There is no additional fee if you choose to pay by credit card.

Refund Policy

Under EU regulations you have the right to cancel the licence you have been granted through PLSclear by email or in writing and in any case within seven (7) days of receipt of the licence. Should you cancel the licence, any payment made to PLS will be refunded in full within fourteen (14) days. Upon cancellation the licence shall be revoked in full and become void with immediate effect.

To request a refund please contact us at or by calling +44 (0)20 7079 5940. You will need to supply your request ID number, name and email address. We reserve the right to ask you for further information in order to complete your refund request.

I don’t see an option to pay the licence fees in my Request Manager

Not all publishers are signed up to use the payment functionality in PLSclear. If this is the case, the publisher will provide instructions on how to pay for your request.