Ingenico vs. Verifone: who will be global leader in the payments market?

By Emmanuel Charpentier|2019-01-03T14:34:20+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

Together, Ingenico and Verifone process 80% of all card machine payments in the world. As historical pioneers in credit card terminals, they are constantly expanding their offerings to cover the entire payment chain. The companies are very similar and competing fiercely. With the arrival of new players in Asia [...]

Should I accept American Express? Things to consider

By Emily Sorensen|2018-09-24T13:54:44+00:00September 12th, 2018|

It's not just American tourists who use American Express - British consumers can too. Yet many UK businesses still do not accept it, so you might wonder: should you accept American Express in your business? Why not everyone accepts American Express It's not every business that [...]

Ten reasons to get a card machine for iPhone

By Lucy Harris|2018-11-23T16:32:04+00:00June 7th, 2018|Tags: |

Now that everyone’s got a smartphone, it’s no surprise the payment industry is going mobile in a big way. Just like most consumers today, merchants now expect ease of use, great flexibility and synchronisation across devices. The answer to card payments? Compact card machines enabling you to take payments [...]

What is card interchange?

By Joey H Martens|2018-05-02T09:42:59+00:00June 1st, 2016|

Card interchange is a complicated and sometimes vexatious topic. Everyone seems to have their own agenda when talking or writing about it. Which is why so much on the topic is confusing, misleading, ambiguous or just plain wrong. We set out the facts so you can make up your [...]

Top 10 tips for avoiding chargebacks

By Joey H Martens|2018-05-02T09:42:59+00:00May 30th, 2016|Tags: |

What exactly is a ‘chargeback’? Why are they best avoided? And how do you best do this? We explain the what, why and how. Chargebacks defined A chargeback is when a card payment is returned. This may be because the cardholder disputes the transaction. For [...]