Online payments

Articles and guides on the topic of online payments, also known as electronic payments or digital payments, for UK small businesses.

Taking payments as a small business

5 ways to reduce your merchant processing fees

Taking payments as a small business

How to set up a POS system for your small business

Find out how to set up and get the most out of a POS system for your retail or hospitality business

Running a Business

Best buy now, pay later platforms for small businesses

More people are now using the buy now, pay later method as a direct result of the rise in cost of living. Here are the best platforms to use for your small business

Taking payments as a small business

Taking payments online for ecommerce businesses

There are countless ways for an ecommerce business to accept online payments. We explain your best options.

Finding and selling to customers

Strong Customer Authentication requirements: what you need to know

If you sell through the internet, your small business must introduce Strong Customer Authentication requirements by 14 March 2022. What is SCA and how will it affect your small business?


Shoppers spend more with firms online than in-person – study

People commonly spend more if they shop with a small business online than they would if they were to spend with them in-person

Taking payments as a small business

Strong Customer Authentication is complicating online payments

New EU SCA legislation that risked knocking €150 billion off the EU internet economy on its proposed introduction in September has been given a 'phasing in' extension of 18 months.

Business Technology

Making time for success: The advantages of outsourcing online payments for SMEs

Payment processing comes with a degree of risk and can be time-consuming – so what are the advantages of outsourcing online payments.


Five things to consider before accepting payments

Renée Frappier lists five points on payments that your small business might not have considered.

Partner content

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

Partner content

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.

Partner content

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...