Card Payments

Advice and guides for UK small businesses on accepting card payments, merchant accounts, payment gateways, card machines, transaction fees and payment processing options.

Business Technology

What does PCI compliance mean for your small business?

If your small business’s payments system is not PCI compliant, you could find yourself blocked from taking card payments altogether, warns Geoff Forsyth

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What Facebook’s Libra currency means for your small business

Libra, the new Facebook currency, could do away with pricey credit card transaction fees for retailers if Facebook's 2.4bn users worldwide support its push into payments

Taking payments as a small business

40% of the UK’s micro businesses do not accept card payments

This is despite digital payments being the preferred way to pay for 47pc of shoppers

Taking payments as a small business

Card payment system down: a survival guide for small businesses

Guy Moreve, chief marketing officer at Paymentsense, explains how small business owners can cope when their card payment system goes down.


More than four in ten shoppers still faced with SME card surcharges

Card surcharges have cost small businesses £10 billion in shopper walkouts, since ban announced.

Business Technology

Four ways merchants can keep up with Christmas card payments

Christmas is approaching so we decided to tell you how to improve your customer's card payment experience during the festive period.


Cash-only SMEs risk Christmas losses worth a total of £2bn

Almost half of shoppers will leave if card payment is not possible, with cash-only shoppers risking a loss this Christmas.


AA targets small businesses with move to card payment market

The AA has entered the card payments market in an attempt to deliver a better deal to small businesses.


Tech-savvy shoppers demand better payment options from UK retailers

British SMEs are missing out on an estimated £1.6 billion by not accepting “next generation” payment technology, research shows.

Business management

Choosing the right merchant service for your small business

Here, Libby James, founder of Merchant Advice Service, guides us on how to select the best merchant service for your business.

Business Technology

Why getting up to speed on card payments is essential for SMEs

In this piece, in association with Boost Capital, we look at why card payment technology is crucial for small businesses to stay ahead of the curve.


Why SMEs should sort their cards for Valentine’s day  

Almost three fifths of small companies still do not have the means to process card payments. Gareth Poppleton discusses the increase in demand for card payment facilities.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers