Looking for faster ways to get paid? Want to be set up to take online payments in less than half an hour? Yes it is possible!
At this time of the year cash really is king, and we all want cleared funds in our accounts before the end of the year. Waiting for cheques to clear seems pretty old fashioned – in about 30 minutes you could be set up to take credit cards or Direct Debits (or both!) For card merchant services we suggest Stripe:
Stripe have just announced lower transaction fees at 1.4% plus 20p per transaction making taking credit cards a really accessible method of payment for small businesses. Plus there is no monthly fee or minimum sign up period so you can add Stripe as a payment method with no commitment and take as few or as many cards as you want.
And for Direct Debit we love Go Cardless: it’s really easy to set up for any small business with a UK bank account, there are no setup fees and you can automate recurring payments. It’s really secure and your customers get a simple, fast, authorisation screen so everyone is happy.