We work exclusively with small businesses.

If you're looking for a card machine, you're in the right place. At takepayments, we make getting paid simple, so you can focus on running your business.

Whether you’re brand-spanking new or an established independent, you can be up and running with card payments quickly.

We’ve years of experience working with small independent businesses across the UK. In fact, they’re the only type of businesses we work with, so we understand that you’re all different and need a package that's personalised to your business.

That’s why one of our local payment consultants will come and meet you to get a really good understanding of how your business works. That way, they can make sure you get a deal that’s perfect for you.

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Which card machine is best for my small business?

All of our card machines come with everything you'd expect. You can take all major credit and debit cards and they're set up to accept contactless.

ICT250 Countertop Machine


Accept cards at your till point.

Accept cards from a fixed point Connect by broadband or phoneline Easy plug and play set-up
IWL252 Portable Machine


Take cards at the table.

Take payments away from the counter Bluetooth range of up to 50 metres Ethernet and WiFi options available
Move3500 Mobile Machine


Process payments on the road.

Take payments anywhere in the UK GPRS and 3G connectivity Long lasting battery life

Make the most of our festive offer


At takepayments we like to make things easy and as a little helping hand this festive season, you can sign up and forget about terminal rental until 2022!*


If you apply between Wednesday 17th November and Tuesday 30th November, you’ll receive 2 months rental completely free. Or, apply in December and you’ll get 1 month rental free.

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Accepted card payments

Why choose takepayments?


Pricing packages tailored to you

You'll get a personalised pricing package based on your business' needs.


A consultant on your doorstep

We'll meet with you to get a good understanding of your business.

No Charge

No set up or exit fees

There are no fees when you join or if you leave at the end of your contract.

12 Month

12-month contract

We don't tie you in. Our contracts are one of the shortest out there.

Get your small business taking cards.

Get a free quote

What’s the benefit of taking card payments?

Most people these days want to be able to pay by card. In fact, 98% of adults in the UK had a debit card and £12.2 billion debit card payments were made in 2017, according to UK Finance. So if you’re not currently accepting card payments, you could be missing out on sales.

Not to mention:

  • It speeds up your service and reduces queues.
  • It’s safer and more secure than handling cash.
  • It gives your customers more options when it comes to paying.
  • Contactless payments let your customers pay with a tap.
  • It can encourage your customers to spend more with you.

Interested in getting set-up with a PDQ machine? We can help. Fill in our quote form today or give us a call on 0808 274 2017.

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New to card payments?

We can help you get set up taking card payments quickly.

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Switching providers?

Find out whether you could save money by switching to us.

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Find out why Simon takes card payments.

It's very important to take card payments for my business. When we've opened our second location in a university, we found no one had cash on them, so we needed to make it easy to take payments.
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Simon Crawley

Legends the Sandwich Shop

Frequently asked questions.

What are the benefits of card payments?

Lots of businesses are already taking cards, in fact, 1.4 million of them were accepting them in 2017. So, if you’re not doing so already, you could be missing out.

It also:

  • speeds up your service and reduces queues
  • is safer and more secure than handling cash
  • gives your customers more options when it comes to paying
  • lets your customers pay with a tap with contactless
  • can encourage your customers to spend more with you.

We have a selection of card machines for small businesses to choose from. They’re all designed to suit different business types, and we’ll help you to choose which one is best for you.

Want to take payments at your till? Our countertop card machine can be plugged in at your counter or reception to take payments in one location.

If you serve customers around your shop or at their table, we’ve got portable credit card machines for small businesses like you. They come with a base unit which you can leave plugged in whilst you take payments directly to your customers.

Our mobile card readers are great if you have a mobile business as you’ll be able to accept credit and debit cards whilst out on the road.

Our specialists will create a personalised pricing package that it’s tailored to your business type, current or expected card turnover and what card machine you choose.

The pricing package will include the card machine rental as well as authorisation and transaction fees.

Yes, you need a merchant account if you want to take card payments. It works separately to your business bank account and it’s basically where any funds from card transactions are held whilst they are checked and approved.

When the payment's processed, the funds are transferred straight into your business bank account where you can access it within 2 to 3 days.

Yes, all of our card machines come with contactless as standard, so you can accept payments up to £30 with just a tap.

We make it easy.

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Terms and conditions apply. 

*This offer is available to businesses that apply to takepayments for a terminal rental contract between the 17th November 2021 and the 31st December 2021 (inclusive). Businesses applying on or before 30th November 2021 will receive 2 months free terminal rental for any terminal supplied by takepayments.  Businesses applying and entering from 1st December to the 31st December (inclusive) will receive 1 month free terminal rental for any terminal supplied by takepayments.  This offer applies only to the terminal rental fees otherwise payable to takepayments.  Businesses will remain liable to pay all other applicable charges, including any charges applied by the business’s acquiring bank under the separate contract for the processing of the card transactions. takepayments may withdraw or amend this offer without notice in its discretion.

**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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