Accepted card payments

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Take payments with a tap.

Give your customers a faster way to pay for things that cost up to £100 with a contactless card machine. All they do is tap and go!

The card connects to the machine when a credit card or debit card is held within a few centimetres of it, so there’s no need to use a PIN.

All of our card machines are set up to take a contactless payment as standard and we have a variety of different ones that you can choose from.

You can take easier payments from your counter, around the shop floor or whilst out on the road, helping speed up your service with one of our card machines.

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Accepted card payments

Choosing a contactless card machine.

We have a few different ones available, and we can help you decide which is right for you.

ICT250 Countertop Machine


Take payments at your counter or reception.

Small, compact design Easy to set-up Connect via phone or broadband
IWL252 Portable Machine


Take the card machine to your customers.

Small, lightweight design Take quick payments at the table Uses Bluetooth to process payments
Move3500 Mobile Machine


Take payments whilst out on the road.

Works anywhere in the UK. Easy to carry Long-lasting battery

Why take contactless card payments?

It’s all about convenience

There are nearly 119 million contactless cards in circulation in the UK. So if you don’t offer them, you could be missing out.

Reduce your queues

Save time on sales by giving customers a faster way to pay on payments up to £100. They just tap and pay – nice and quick!

Boost your sales

63% of UK customers now use contactless payments, so making sure you can accept them is a great way to get more sales in.

Safe, secure payments

The machines come with the latest security features and all are PCI DSS compliant, giving you peace of mind.

Taking contactless payments just got simple.

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How does contactless work?

We'll keep it simple. Every contactless card has a NFC (near field communication) chip in it, which holds the person's information.

Using RFID technology (radio frequency identification), the chip gives off radio waves, which is picked up by the card machine when the card is tapped against it. This lets the card and the machine talk to each other to process a payment.

The card only works within a few centimetres of the card machine, so you can't accidentally pay for someone else’s shopping.

It’s super safe, with each payment being encrypted. Plus, no one can peek over your shoulder to look at your PIN as you enter it.

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Why choose takepayments?

We make it easy to get started with a contactless card machine. In fact, we’ve helped thousands of independent UK businesses get set up.

We don’t believe that one price fits all. That’s why we have a team of payment consultants waiting to find you a good deal.

They'll come and pay you a quick visit to get a really good understanding of what you're after and will create a pricing package that’s perfect for you.

Fill in one of our quote forms and we’ll get in touch to see how we can help you. Or, you give us a call on 0808 274 2017.

We’ll provide you with a window sticker which clearly shows the contactless symbol, so your customers know they can pay with a tap.

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See how Amber and Jenny have benefited.

Taking card payments is really easy with contactless, which so many people like to use. It makes life for us so much quicker and it's also quicker serving people behind the bar.
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Amber and Jenny

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Frequently asked questions.

Why go contactless?

Lots of people are paying using contactless, in fact, 63% of the UK population already do!

That’s why it’s important to get yourself set-up for contactless payments, otherwise you could be missing out on potential sales.

Plus, you could actually see more sales coming in as your customers might be more likely to spend more on their contactless card. Nearly 85% of consumer payments were made on impulse in 2017!

We have a range of contactless card machines to choose from. Just fill in our form quote or call us on 0808 274 2017 to get started.

Yes. The main difference between a normal card payment and a contactless card payment is how the card is used with the card reader.

They both use a merchant account for processing payments. It’s separate to your business bank account, and it’s where all your card payment transactions are checked and processed. Once done, the funds are sent to your account where you can access the money three to five business days later.

Before your customer can use their contactless credit and debit card, they’ll need to activate it first. To do this, they’ll need to use the card at an ATM. They’ll also need to pay for something on their card using their PIN number, similar to how you would when you want to pay using a standard card.

As extra security, contactless payments are capped at £100 so, if your customers card is lost or stolen, it can’t be used for large payments.

They’re also limited on how many payments they can make in 24 hours. So, if it’s used for 4 contactless payments in 24 hours, they’ll then be asked to enter their PIN for the fifth time to check who’s using it.

The card also is protected against double-taps, so they can’t accidentally pay twice.

The contactless payment limit was increased to £100 in October 2021. 

There’s no additional set-up or cost for contactless. All our card machines come with the technology pre-installed, so your customers can tap and go straight away.

We make it easy.

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*This service is available to takepayments Limited customers who are accepted for Barclaycard acquiring services and is subject to Barclaycard’s approval. Next day settlement refers to the next banking day. Your card machine’s banking window function must be performed before 8:30pm in order to receive settlement the next banking day. Transactions processed via Ecommerce pay pages, pay by link and virtual terminals may be subject to different settlement timescales.

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