Card Payments On The Move

Card Payments On The Move

The global pandemic has arguably shifted economic and social trends when it comes to consumerism and, more specifically, how we spend money. The demand for online purchases, and the refraining from using handheld cash for transactions (largely due to hygienic...
The Benefits Of Chip And Pin

The Benefits Of Chip And Pin

Chip and pin was introduced on a test basis in the UK in 2003, with the PIN (personal identification number) replacing signature authorisation. In 2006, chip and pin was rolled out across the nation and use became a requirement for shops.   What is chip and pin?...
Which card reader is right for your small business?

Which card reader is right for your small business?

The world is changing, and cash is becoming less and less common. Which is why many companies are branching out and investing in card payment machines. However, with so many available options choosing the right card reader for your business can be confusing. So, we’ll...
The death of cash?

The death of cash?

5.4 million people across the UK, or 10% of consumers, according to UK Finance, have made no more than one payment with cash per month last year. Compare this to 2017, in which 3.4 million people rarely used cash, and it’s clear that cash’s role as the...
Credit Card Security- Its History And Evolution

Credit Card Security- Its History And Evolution

If you’re a younger reader, you may not realise the amount of changes that have happened to the humble credit card to get to where we are now. From its origins in the 1950’s to the most advanced contactless payments, learn more about cards, and credit card...
Pros and cons of a cashless society

Pros and cons of a cashless society

In the current market, a cashless society is often promoted as the future of shopping- which it already is to some extent. A lot of countries are starting to adopt this slowly, with the intention of phasing out cash in the not too distant future. Here’s our list of...