Ten years of card terminal advances

Since its creation in 2006, Handepay have supplied over 28,000 independent businesses with the facility to accept card payments from their customers, either face to face, over the phone, or online.

Handepay has worked with leading card terminal manufacturers to ensure the equipment they provide is up-to-date with the latest technology and software, so that businesses can accept card payments from their customers as quickly and easily as possible. This has meant keeping up-to-date with card terminal advances, and making sure we stock the best possible range of terminals for our customers to choose from.

In 2007, Handepay partnered with a new manufacturer to expand their product range to offer a more diverse range of card machines. Through this partnership, Handepay offered business owners the ability to accept card payments from both mag-stripe as well as Chip and PIN cardholders. These “all-in-one” machines had built-in PIN pads and printers, and they were smaller and lighter than previous models.

Just a year later, Handepay added even more card machine options to their product range, including two countertop terminals, and Handepay’s first mobile-capable terminal. The new mobile card machine allowed business owners to accept card payments on the go, which proved extremely useful for companies who don’t operate from a fixed location.

Throughout the following years, Handepay continued to provide a comprehensive terminal product offering, frequently adding new and updated models to the portfolio.

Changes in payment technology over the years meant that the demand for more modern card terminals increased, and in spring 2013 Handepay released their first contactless-enabled card machine. This countertop contactless machine allowed consumers to pay quickly and easily by simply tapping their contactless-enabled card, and was closely followed by contactless portable and mobile terminals later that year.

Handepay’s most popular card terminals have always been chosen for their ease of use and low cost. Since October 2015, Handepay have revolutionised the card payments market, offering merchant services without fees such as minimum monthly service charges, PCI DSS penalties and premiums for different card types. This has allowed Handepay to provide affordable card payment facilities for business owners across the UK.

If your business would like to save money by switching to Handepay, why not take a look at our range of terminals? If you would like to find out how much you could save, why not take part in the Handepay Price Challenge?

Financial disclaimer:

Terminal hire contracts are provided by Merchant Rentals Limited, who is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Consumer Hire under FRN 720500. Terminal hire can be for consumer hire and non-regulated hire contracts. Please check your contract carefully for details. Regulation of all consumer hire fall under the control of the FCA.

Handepay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FCA for Consumer Credit under FRN 673564. Handepay is a credit broker for consumer hire not a lender.

Handepay acts as an introducer of card acquiring services on behalf of EVO Payments UK, the card acquiring service provider. EVO Payments UK is the trading name of EVO Payments UK Ltd, a payment institution that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN number 959332).

Existing Cards Businesses- The one-month rolling terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are switching from their current acquirer to EVO Payments UK arranged through Handepay.

New to Cards Businesses- The 12-month terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are new to card payments and wish to receive acquiring services from EVO Payments UK, arranged through Handepay.

The Next Day Banking Settlement service provided by EVO Payments UK incurs an additional fee of £4 a month on top of your acquiring service charges and fees. Provided your card machine performs a reconciliation before 12am (midnight), you’ll receive settlement of funds the next banking day.

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