Contactless payments

Business Technology

10 card payment machines ideal for a small business

Featuring the SumUp Air, Zettle 2, and Square, we break down the fees and functions of the best card payment 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? 11 of the best payment processors for UK SMEs reviewed

Finding and selling to customers

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

Running a 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.


Contactless now the favoured way to pay for British shoppers

Contactless now the favoured way to pay for British shoppers as spending leaps 34 per cent since the start of 2017.


The Top 20 Contactless Payments Sectors by Type of Business

Now that contactless payments have become the social norm for many retailers and businesses, here are the top 20 industries utilising this technology.


Contactless spending jumps as ‘touch and go’ overtakes Chip and PIN

Consumers are showing increased enthusiasm for contactless payments, particularly in supermarkets where ‘touch and go’ payments have rocketed 136 per cent in the last 12 months.


Cash comes second best to contactless cards over Black Friday weekend

More than £2 billion was spent on contactless cards during the Black Friday weekend, a new study reveals.


UK ‘accepting mobile payments’

Contactless and mobile payments are becoming increasingly popular with UK consumers, research shows.

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?