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Who are acceptcards?

acceptcards was founded in 2005 to provide a specialist consultancy service where businesses can go to obtain impartial advice and arrange or review their card payment solutions. acceptcards is now the UK’s leading independent merchant service brokerage, trusted by thousands of businesses nationwide to arrange and regularly review their card processing needs.   

acceptcards are a division of UPG plc, the largest remaining independent Payment Gateway Provider in the UK.  For on-line merchants looking to expand their sales into Europe they have a unique payment platform that can support you with accepting alternative and local payment types with market leading fraud and risk prevention tools.  The UPG on-line service can help you increase revenue, reduce costs and safeguard your business, all whilst keeping things simple through a single API and reconciliation. This includes multi-channel for those operating in stores, mail order, on-line or any combination with significant benefits to you and your customers.   


Benefits of using acceptcards to arrange your card processing

acceptcards arrange cost effective card payment solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes. By working closely with the UK’s Acquiring Banks, and other carefully selected payment companies, they are able to offer a unique service that matches your individual card processing requirements with the providers best suited to your needs. 

Service Benefits

•    Choice of payment providers
•    Low cost processing rates and charges (fully explained)
•    Choice of terminal options – unlocked and flexible terms (all accepting Contactless payments)
•    Additional support and on-going expert advice

Whether you wish to take payments face to face, over the telephone, through your website or on a mobile phone, their expert consultants will discuss your requirements with you, carry out a review of the options available and provide you with a recommendation for the most suitable solution available.
And it doesn’t stop there…. Once they have sourced the best solution for your business, you will be assigned a dedicated UK based administrator who will assist you throughout the application process, to ensure you are up and running with your facility as quickly and easily as possible.


Switch & Save

For businesses already accepting card payments they offer a FREE switch & save review service that could save you up to 40% on your existing charges. EU regulation in 2015 reduced the cost of processing consumer credit card payments by up to 0.5% and as a result there’s never been a better time to review your current charges to ensure you’re benefiting from the lower costs.  Simply send them a copy of your most recent merchant statement and they’ll use this to negotiate better terms from their partners. The service is free of charge and they’ll be on hand to support and assist you throughout the switchover process.
New to accepting card payments

In this day and age, customers expect to have the option of being able to pay for their purchases using a credit or debit card. Research by the UK Cards Association has confirmed that consumers are choosing cards over cash for purchases and this trend continues to rise. In addition to offering your customers convenience, flexibility and choice, there are many other benefits to consider:

  • Easier Administration and Reconciliation
  • No more Banking Cash and Cheques (or the associated charges)
  • Enhanced Security
  • Increased Sales
  • Higher Transaction Values
  • Competitive Advantage 


Card Machine, Online or Phone?

There are many methods of accepting card payments; face to face, over the telephone, through a website or even on a mobile phone, the options are endless and can be somewhat of a minefield for anyone new to the world of card payments. But you don’t need to worry as the acceptcards consultants are expertly trained to find the right solution for your business, they will take time to understand your existing processes and systems before explaining the options available, thus giving you the opportunity to make an informed decision.

To talk to acceptcards about their services call 01422 287528 or email [email protected]  Please quote “The Financial Management Centre” to qualify for their professional partner client offers. 

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