Contactless payments

Articles and guides on contactless and mobile payment technology such as payment apps and card machines for UK small businesses.

Business Technology

Best payment processors for UK small businesses -11 of the best

What's the best payment system for your small business? We review 11 of the best payment processors for UK SMEs

Business Technology

10 card payment machines ideal for small business

Featuring the SumUp Air, Zettle 2, and Small Business Pro, we break down the fees and functions of the best card payment machines for UK small businesses

Taking payments as a small business

5 ways to reduce your merchant processing fees

Taking payments as a small business

Best payment apps for small businesses

With the number of payment methods increasing, your small business needs to be able to accommodate with all-in-one payment apps

Taking payments as a small business

How can small businesses take payments?

This Small Business guide looks at all the ways you can take payments, the best handheld devices for the self-employed, payment apps and finds the cheapest card readers out there

Taking payments as a small business

Best mobile phone payment for self-employed

Payment devices you carry around with you have revolutionised how customers pay. We look at six of the best mobile card readers

Business Technology

Flexible payment options for your customers

In today’s tap-to-pay world, it’s important that your small business offers every type of contactless pay – from traditional credit card such as Visa, Mastercard and Amex to smartphone wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay

Taking payments as a small business

How to sell anywhere with contactless payments

This summer, three quarters of payments to Square’s small business customers did not involve cash. It’s a growing trend that’s not going away

Taking payments as a small business

5 reasons why (and how) you should meet demand for cashless payments

How should small business owners who rely on coin-operated vending machines respond as we move to cashless payments? Upgrading to tap-and-go is easier than you think

Buying and selling a company

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


Half of customers would walk away if cash is the only payment option

Almost two thirds of customers say only some of the SMEs they visit accept cards as a payment option, with many abandoning the purchase because of it.


Contactless payments to save UK shoppers almost £1 billion of their time

The continued surge of contactless payments is set to save UK shoppers 141 million hours, worth almost a billion pounds in time, by 2021.

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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

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...