Advances in tecnhology and connectivity mean it’s now easier than ever for you to accept customer credit card payments but from a fixed location and whilst on-the-go. Gone are the days when costly, and sometimes clunky, credit card processing machines were the only option available to you. There has been a recent rise in the number of card readers that allow you to take both CHIP and PIN and contactless payments through your smartphone or tablet. Here are our picks for the top mobile payment options currently available for the UK market.
|iZettle||Contactless & CHIP and PIN reader||View Offer|
|PayPal Here||Contactless & CHIP and PIN reader||View Offer|
|WorldPay Zinc||Basic CHIP and PIN||View Offer|
|SumUP||Contactless & CHIP and PIN reader||View Offer|
Pros: Low cost and easy to set up, great battery life
Cons: Higher rates for high volume traders, settlement periods can be long
iZettle: Take card payments everywhere
Pros: Market leader for cloud-based payments, create multiple accounts with different permissions, plenty of available accessories.
Cons: Higher rates for low volume traders, no over the phone payments.
WorldpPay Zinc: Take secure card payments using your mobile
Pros: Simple to setup, low-cost setup, accept over the phone payments.
Cons: Amex not accepted, contactless payments not supported, app has limited features.
PayPal Here: Accept card and contactless payments without monthly fees
Pros: Simple to use, great access to PayPal ecosystem, no fixed term contract.
Cons: Poor battery life, fees can be high and unclear