The perfect partner

Whether you’re a restaurant owner or taxi driver, use our reliable credit card readers to meet your payment needs with confidence. With more and more people now looking to pay by credit or debit card, our terminals – also known as PDQ or Chip and PIN machines – can help take your business to the next level.

Ways to take card payments


At the till

  • Fast, reliable & easy to use
  • Plug into your phone/broadband
  • Sleek, professional design
Portable card machine


Around your premises

  • Compact & easy to carry
  • 100m range via Bluetooth/WiFi
  • Long-lasting battery
Portable card machine


On the go

  • Take payments anywhere
  • Robust & durable
  • Long-lasting battery

Compare our credit card readers


CountertopCard Reader

PortableCard Reader

MobileCard Reader

Visa, MasterCard, Amex
Apple Pay / Android Pay
High speed printing
PIN privacy shield
Splash resistant
Longlife battery
Wireless or Bluetooth
Charger base
Car charger
Built-in SIM

CountertopChip and Pin


PortableChip and Pin


MobileChip and Pin


Why choose us

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Easy install

Our card machines come with plug and play technology, making it easy to get started.

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Superfast setup

We're the only provider that can set you up with a card machine in as little as 3 days.

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24/7 UK-based support

Our dedicated team of experts guide you through setup and provide ongoing support.

The power of many

The power of many

We harness the buying power of over 60,000 small businesses so you get the lowest rates.

Credit card readers, explained

What is a credit card reader?

Readers are devices used in most businesses to quickly process credit and debit card payments. This can be done in store, around the premises or on the move.

How do they work?

The device reads the data stored on your credit or debit cards. Most terminals use a card slot system since the introduction of Chip and PIN technology. The small chip embedded in the card has replaced the stripe and means that consumers no longer have to sign for goods or purchases.

How many different types are there?

There are three different types of terminals in the UK.

It is the most popular and widely used credit and debit card machine. This easy to use terminal sits by the till or sales desk and connects to either the phone or broadband line. It’s used by retailers, restaurants and anywhere that payments are taken from a single fixed point in the business.

This card machine uses either Bluetooth or wireless connectivity to link to a central hub or dock. It can be picked up and carried around like a regular phone handset and works at a range of 100m. These terminals are perfect for hospitality and catering or larger retailers and stores.

The mobile card reader is a handy terminal which can be used anywhere with mobile phone reception and is the perfect choice for a business that travels or works from different locations on a regular basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference between a credit card reader and a PDQ machine?

No. You can use either terms when referring to a machine that accepts and processes card payments. Other terms used are 'card terminal', 'card machine' and 'Chip and PIN machine'.

How many different types of card reader machines are available?

There are three types of readers: Countertop, Portable and Mobile. Countertop readers are normally positioned at the sales counter. These devices are reliable and secure and perfect for merchants with fixed premises like shops and bars. Portable machines allow you to accept card payments anywhere within 100m of your till or EPoS. This light, compact device connects to your system with Bluetooth and is great for table-service at restaurants. Mobile card readers offer even more freedom using a secure wireless network, which is perfect if you travel around.

How long does it take to deliver?

With our superfast setup, we get a card reader machine to you within 3 days of your merchant account approval. That’s faster than other providers, who sometimes take weeks to deliver.

Can I set up the terminal myself?

Once your terminal is with you, simply take the device from the box and switch it on. Follow the onscreen instruction and you’ll be up and running in a few minutes. It’s really that easy. You can always call our friendly UK-based team if you have any questions.

What types of cards can I accept?

You’re covered for all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express. After all, customers expect card readers to be compatible with every card type.

Can I accept Contactless card payments?

Yes. Contactless payments have become more popular in recent years. That’s why our card reader machines have built-in Contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay, so everyone’s happy.

What happens if my card terminal breaks?

Just call us. We’ll try and sort the problem out over the phone. However, if we can’t fix the issue, we’ll send you a brand new PDQ machine within 24 hours.

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