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Bark has the best card processing companies to help grow your business. Whether you want to give your customers more payment options or are simply sick of cash transactions, you can find a reliable payment service provider on Bark. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll match you with a list of credit card processing companies to choose from.

Whether you’re a small business or a growing empire, we’ll connect you with the best card processing companies near you.

What does Card Processing involve?

When a customer pays for an item, the money needs to be taken from their account securely. Regular bank accounts are not equipped to handle customer transactions. So, card processing will create what’s known as a merchant account for your business.

A merchant account exists for the sole purpose of allowing a business to accept electronic payments from its customers. Funds taken from your customer will stay in the merchant account, and they can then be transferred to your business account once processed.

Bark makes it easy to browse merchant account providers. Get detailed information about card processing companies, read reviews, and request contact - all from one place.

What are the benefits of having a Merchant Account?

Having a merchant account will allow you to accept payment from debit and credit cards. As these are the most popular payment forms out there, businesses need to offer them if they want to be successful!

A merchant account will also allow you to increase your sales since having the option to pay via a credit card opens your business up to far more people.

There are also plenty of practical benefits of a merchant account. It can make your accounting much easier to process, especially during reconciliation. It can also help your business avoid fraudulent payments.

Wondering how much getting a merchant account will cost you? Read our handy guide to find out how much card processing companies charge on average in the UK.

What types of Merchant Accounts are there?

There are 3 types of merchant accounts including aggregated merchant accounts, dedicated merchant accounts and high-risk merchant accounts. Here’s a brief overview of all 3.

Aggregated merchant accounts

  • Set up by a payment facilitator
  • Often best for small businesses
  • Industry-specific
  • Transactions are pooled
  • Less control over when money is paid to you

Dedicated merchant accounts

  • Set up directly with acquiring bank
  • More control over when your money is paid
  • More room for rate negotiation

High risk merchant accounts

  • Suited for those who have struggled to get approval elsewhere
  • Can be industry-specific (i.e for gambling or tobacco products)
  • Can process a high number of transactions per second
  • Pricing not always attainable for small businesses

Not sure which merchant account is best for your business? We’ll connect you with experienced card processing companies who will be able to offer expert advice on the best choice for you.

What is the difference between a Merchant Account and a business bank account?

Although both a business bank account and a merchant account handles funds relating to your business, the purpose of each is completely different.

A business bank account is designed to handle transactions relating to the running of your business. This can include aspects such as rent, payroll, utilities, equipment purchase etc.

Merchant accounts are specifically created to handle electronic payments made into your business. The money is held while it is processed and is done so securely. For a detailed overview of what a Merchant Account involves, read our handy guide.
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Giving Smartness to your Business Based in the heart of the Midlands in Nottingham City Centre with nationwide coverage. Take Chip and Pin is an independent business working hard at providing excellent services with payment solutions. We have been helping independent businesses grow and develop successfully, by making secure payments easy for your customers. We pride ourselves on getting businesses the best deal for their money by negotiating with banks on your behalf; providing some of the best advise and sharing impressive knowledge for the benefit of your business. WE GUARANTEE TO SAVE YOU MONEY!

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What do you love most about your job?

We love being able to tailor our services to meet the requirements of any business. We have so many different options available with the possibility of using APPs from our PAXSTORE directly downloaded to your A920 pro terminal from accounting software, EPOS and loyalty APPS.
We also like to hear how much our customers have saved by using us normally around 50% per month savings.

What inspired you to start your own business?

After being personally in banking for nearly 30 years previously at Barclaycard for many years, I decided to use my skills experience and industry knowledge and provide the best rates for businesses possible. I have done this and now we are the fastest growing merchant service providers in the UK

Why should our clients choose you?

We have always made this process simple and straightforward. We have done this many many times so leave al the hard work to us. We also guarantee to save EVERY customer money.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

We can do this over the phone or video meeting and then once satisfied we are the company for you we complete all paperwork via E-sign online.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Since covid we have decided to take all business online and via Video meetings and phone calls complimented bu E sign facility. We find this to be much quicker for the client and also safer.

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based on 5,931 reviews

The service provided by Smart Card Payments has been second to none. With the set up we have, card payments clear in to us next day which is great for cash flow management and the customer service you get is fantastic. Couple that with low charges and great terminal functionality, and Smart Card Payments really has been a massive benefit to our business.

10 Jan 2023

Smart Card Payments offer us an invaluable service at a very competitive price. They take the time to make sure that they find the right solution for your business, and are on hand should you need any support or information. Their service is faultless and we would genuinely recommend them if you are a business looking to take card payments.

10 Jan 2023

Taking a card machine from Smart Card Payments was simple and painless. The machine is easy to use and has never let us down. The rates are very competitive and having this available to customers allows them to buy more, benefiting both them and us. We would highly recommend Smart Card Payments.

10 Jan 2023

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