10 Best Card Readers for Small Businesses (Updated 2024)

How Do Card Readers Work?

We have been evolving into a cashless society over the past decade or so. Providing your customers with a streamlined method of paying with plastic (or e-plastic) is critical to the success of your business. We’ve previously ranked the best card readers and explained the different types of payment cards that are available (and that […]

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The Cheapest Merchant Services For Small Businesses

When it comes to setting up or expanding your business, there’s a long list of things you need to get in order. One of the most important points on your to-do list is to set up a merchant service. In this article we will explore exactly what a merchant service is, why you should have […]

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What Are The Different Payment Methods Your Business Should Know About?

As our modern world evolves, we understand that money still makes the world go round, but the way in which our money is processed, transferred and stored continues to progress ever so rapidly. When it comes to different payment methods, it’s imperative for businesses owners - especially first-time small business owners - to understand the […]

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Visa vs Mastercard: What’s the difference?

When we talk about high-profile business rivalries we think of the likes of Adidas vs Nike, Burger King vs McDonald’s, and Apple vs Android. Making a decision between a set of these rivals largely comes down to your personal preference.  When it comes to credit card payment networks, there’s no denying Mastercard and Visa’s ‘top-dog’ […]

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Cardsave Review: UK Features and Fees

Founded in the UK by current Payzone chief executive and Travelex founder Clive Kahn, Cardsave has become one of the most reputable brands in the business - and you’d certainly hope so, since they’ve been running since 1999!  You can be forgiven for not hearing the name 'Cardsave' too often now, as the company was […]

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Retail Merchant Services Review: Features and Fees

If you haven’t heard of Retail Merchant Services (RMS), their name should be pretty self-explanatory. The Milton Keynes-based payments service provider supplies small and medium sized businesses with affordable card payment solutions. Founded in 2007, it has already signed up over 36,000 merchants across the UK and Ireland in the short time that it has […]

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AIB Merchant Services Review: Features and Fees

Operating out of Dublin, AIB (Allied Irish Bank) is one of the most popular merchant services in the UK - it's one of Ireland's largest providers of payment services. With big-name partners like the First Data Corporation, AIB offers everything you could want in a merchant account. However, with so many merchant services available, is […]

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Card Not Present Transactions - What You Should Know

One of the main benefits of using a card is that you don't have to be physically present.  Who wants to drag themselves into town to wait in a painfully long queue when you could get a 2 hour delivery from an online retailer?  This perk is the reason that online businesses are doing so […]

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