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Payment Methods in 2018 – What’s out there, and what’s right for you!

Kent Vorland,  July 31, 2018


So many things have affected the way we’re able to accept and make payments these days. Most influential are the technological advancements of our age and the post open banking era we live in, which has opened up for a whole new range of financial services. However, as great as the options are, it’s very […]

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Accepting Card Payments in 2018

Kent Vorland,  January 18, 2018


Modern technology is proving more and more efficient in all aspects of our lives. The way we accept and make payments for goods and services is certainly no exception. Hundreds of billions of pounds are being transacted every year, exclusively through credit and debit card purchases in the United Kingdom; and we’re making the pounds […]

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What is aPOS – Application Point of Sale?

Kent Vorland,  October 2, 2017


Application Point of Sale (aPOS) is defined as a software or application which performs the same functions as that of a physical cash register or traditional Point of Sale (POS). aPOS differs from Mobile Points of Sale (mPOS) in that it does not require any additional hardware such as a card reader in order to […]

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Accept Customer Card Payments at 1.49% With SmartTrade App’s New Referral Program

Kent Vorland,  September 7, 2017


Do you want to take card payments at a rate of 1.49% for as long as your business is trading? Now you can! Our brand new referral program makes it super simple for you to invite others who may benefit from SmartTrade App. You will be rewarded 30 days with a 1.49% card rate for […]

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Why Credit and Debit Card Payments are Here to Stay

James,  July 25, 2017


Credit and debit cards aren’t going anywhere There’s been some talk lately that the humble credit and debit card are on the chopping block in favour of new payment methods, such as paying with your mobile phone. But according to the statistics, credit and debit card payments are only continuing to rise, and are the […]

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Get Paid on Time With a Card Payment App

James,  July 24, 2017


Card payment apps mean you get paid faster If you’re looking to get paid on time, it could be time to look at a card payment app. Small to medium businesses, especially traditional ones like the trades, rely on getting paid on time. But one of the biggest problems that many companies encounter is clients […]

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Making small businesses more accessible with mobile card readers

James,  May 3, 2017


These days, when you need to pay for something, you’re most likely going to open your wallet, pull out a card and slap it on or in the mobile card reader in front of you. This process has become second-nature to most of us. But when it comes to many small businesses – like tradespeople […]

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Writing Down Card Details Will Get You Fined

Erald,  September 27, 2016


Security and fraud has been a growing concern in the card payments field. With the ever growing popularity of card payments, there has also been a rise in card fraud and data hacking. Most of this comes down to the storing of card information. A study by the ICO (UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office) found that […]

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Debit Transaction Cost Increasing By 6x!

Erald,  August 25, 2016


From September 1st, Visa is planning to remove the interchange cap on debit cards. This means for certain businesses they will have to pay up to 6x more per transaction. Visa are removing their fixed rate cap of 50p, to a percentage value rate of 0.2% + 1p. This mean’s for a £5,000 transaction, the […]

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Why your business NEEDS to take card payments…

Erald,  August 24, 2016


Bank transfers are great. Right? You don’t need to pay any fees and you get your money instantly. Well…depending on how long it takes for your customer to pay your invoice. A study by The UK Cards Association stated that “Cards are the most popular payment method in the UK by value. They allow cardholders to pay […]

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Setting Up a Small Business: Where to Start

Dann,  August 16, 2016


So you’ve decided to start a small business. Fantastic! You have a great idea, maybe even a great name already picked out. But what comes next? What are the things you need to do to get off the ground? The process can vary greatly depending on the type of business, but there are a few steps […]

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