The new service will enable Payzone to provide card acceptance services to small and growing businesses at the most competitive prices, with a simple and rapid set up process. The agreement will mean that any of Payzone’s 20,000 small business customers will be able to start accepting MasterCard and Visa card payments within 24 hours of their application being approved.
For Payzone’s customers in the ‘convenience’
Card Acceptance is a fast growing part of Payzone’s services and even businesses that are not in Payzone’s traditional ‘convenience’
Paulette Rowe, Managing Director of Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance said: “Barclaycard is a trusted partner to many businesses and this agreement will help Payzone deliver better and faster services to their customers.”
Steve Almond, Head of Card Acceptance at Payzone, said: “This agreement means businesses choosing Payzone can start accepting cards quickly, so whether our customers are starting to accept cards for the first time, or want to save money by switching from their current provider, now is a really great time to talk to us at Payzone.”
About Payzone (http://www.payzone.co.uk and http://www.payzonecards.co.uk)
Payzone UK is a leading consumer payments network, with over 20,000 payment terminals located in local convenience sector retailers across the UK.
Payzone UK implements and operates payment services including prepaid mobile telephone top-up, credit and debit card processing, utility and bill payments, money transfer and stored value solutions. In 2010 Payzone extended its credit and debit card acceptance services to the general retail market. Payzone now enables thousands of small and growing business of all types to benefit from accepting credit and debit card payments at the most competitive prices using the latest generation of card acceptance terminals.
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, is a leading global payment business which helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and accept payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when needed.
The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future. It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.
In addition to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe and Africa.