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 [...]

What is card interchange?

By Joey H Martens|2019-05-20T10:30:04+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 [...]

How can I accept Bitcoin payments from customers?

By Istvan Fekete|2019-01-11T18:56:26+00:00November 27th, 2014|Tags: |

Despite the fluctuating Bitcoin value, crypto-currency has proven increasingly popular among retailers. Although we cannot talk about Bitcoin reaching critical mass in terms of adoption yet, more and more retailers and small businesses can see the potential in increasing sales by offering more payment choices to their customers. Among these [...]

20 practical ways to recycle your old credit card

By Oliver Wastie|2019-01-04T16:32:00+00:00April 27th, 2014|

There can’t be a person in the country who doesn’t have at least one credit or debit card in their wallet, and most of us will in fact have several. So that means millions and millions of cards and also millions of cards that are expiring. But instead of [...]

Chip and PIN technology

By Oliver Wastie|2019-01-03T21:19:22+00:00December 16th, 2013|Tags: |

There can hardly be anyone in the UK who doesn't use a Chip and PIN machine on a regular basis. Any time you pop into your nearest shop and pay with a credit or debit card by giving your PIN code (personal identification number) to authorise the transaction you [...]