On Friday 2 September we reached a major milestone - we took our very first live payment on GOV.UK Pay. Product Manager Till Wirth was confident enough to process a payment using his own debit card. Until now, we’ve been using dummy cards.
GOV.UK Pay is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This means GOV.UK Pay can process credit and debit card payments on behalf of government and wider public sector organisations. Till Wirth and Rory Smith talk about the team's approach to security in the context of agile software development and continuous delivery.