Cheaper Visa debit processing – 9 tips

We all know by now that the EU legislation to reduce card acceptance charges has failed spectacularly with respect to Visa debit, with most merchants facing increased costs.  But all is not lost – heres some tips on how to … Continued

Barclaycard increase merchant services rates

Barclaycard has become the latest of the merchant acquirers to increase its fees in 2015.  On Tuesday, Barclaycard wrote to merchant services customers advising of fee increases becoming effective on 1 October 2015.  We can always tell when merchant acquirers … Continued

Card processing rates from Natwest

Most new businesses still go to their high street bank for card processing services without realising this is the most expensive place to go and that the exact same product is available elsewhere at a fraction of the price. Here’s a … Continued

Introducing Quote Updates

Shopping around for merchant services quotes is a pain, but we’ve now added a new feature to Cardswitcher which takes away the pain, forever! What have we done ? Our Cardswitcher website was an industry first.  Nowhere else in the … Continued

Visa announces 0.5% reductions in credit card rates

Hot on the heels of MasterCard’s announcement, Visa Europe have also announced their long over-due plans to reduce interchange costs on consumer credit cards. These reductions in interchange were brought about following the EU’s long running anti-trust investigation into charges levied … Continued

MasterCard accelerates its 0.5% credit card rate reductions

At the end of last month, MasterCard announced a revision of its plans to reduce interchange costs on consumer credit cards. These planned reductions in interchange were brought about following the EU’s long running anti-trust  investigation into charges levied by Visa … Continued

Pay As You Go Card Acceptance Update

Theres been a few developments in the Pay As You Go (“PAYG”) card acceptance market since our last update back in December (“Cheapest mPOS?”).  Theres some new product including the free card reader from iZettle, some we haven’t explored before … Continued