SumUp Air is probably the cheapest card reader with mobile app, but what can you expect for the low fees?
Our rating PayPal Here is a respectable pay-as-you-go solution for face-to-face payments, but transaction fees are not that competitive. PayPal Here is PayPal's own card reader and app for in-person payments, with easy sign-up and no contract. The service is best for small businesses, but merchants [...]
Our rating Square card reader works with a free POS app and has competitive transaction fees. With no PIN pad, is it ideal for UK merchants? Square offers the first keypad-less card reader in the UK, which works with your smartphone or tablet. For just a [...]
Our rating This card reader solution from Barclays is okay, but not great. Barclaycard Anywhere is an acceptable mobile chip and PIN solution that works with an iPhone or Android device, but comes with downsides compared with the competition - including reliability issues with the [...]
PayPal Here and iZettle’s card readers are similar in many ways but vary hugely on fees and payment systems. We highlight the important differences.
iZettle and Square match each other with a 1.75% fee and no fixed monthly costs, but there are important differences between them.
The 2019 UK top runners iZettle and SumUp both have a lot to offer. One can accept more cards than previously and with lower fees, but the other has better features.
There's a much wider choice of card machines today than just a few years ago. While before, you had to do with a chunky chip and PIN machine stationed at a counter, small businesses can now take advantage of mobile card readers that work just as well. [...]