What is the difference between a once-off payment and paying someone new?

A once-off payment is a payment to a person or company that you are unlikely to pay again. The process is the same as a payment to a beneficiary, but you do not save the person or company’s banking details.

When you pay someone new, their banking details are saved to your list of beneficiaries. This means you don't have to add banking details when you pay them again.

Once-off payments and beneficiary payments will appear in your account’s transaction history.

See also:

How do I make a once-off payment?
How do I pay someone new?
How do I pay a saved beneficiary?
Where can I see the payments I have already made?
Where can I see my previous once-off payments?