For more than 25 years, Payzone has dedicated itself to helping small and independent businesses grow across the UK. We specialise in providing payment solutions that make payments easy for retailers, businesses and customers.
In 2016, UK card payments exceeded cash payments for the first time. According to The UK Cards Association, there were 469 card payments every second – that’s 14.8 billion transactions over the year.
Contactless payments are booming, too. They’ve grown by 300 per cent over the last three years.
That’s why more than 15,000 businesses use Payzone for their card payments. We handle in excess of £1.2 billion in card transactions each year, through our reliable, fast and secure card payment solutions. Payzone is now a trading name of takepayments Limited.
Few people know as much about the payment solutions industry as takepayments' Chief Executive Officer, Clive Kahn.
He’s worked in payment solutions for more than 30 years, starting off in his parents’ shops at the age of 13, before starting his own career at 18 and working his way up the corporate ladder.
A former chief executive of Travelex and Cardsave, Clive joined Payzone after it was acquired by himself, Mark Dann, Rupert Lowery and Grovepoint Capital in 2016.
At Payzone, where he oversees more than 350 staff, Clive is now driving forward one of the oldest and most prominent non-banking financial brands on the high street.
Previously, Payzone were solely in the challenging and competitive convenience store sector. However, nowadays, Payzone provide payment services to a range of retail and non-retail businesses.
Alongside Clive’s experience within the payment solutions industry, Payzone ensures that we provide payment services to a range of retail and non-retail business around the UK.
Clive is passionate about payments and believes in a fair deal for UK businesses.
In 2019, Payzone UK Ltd began an exciting journey, transitioning to a new brand called takepayments, which will solely focus on card payments.
In 2018, we sold the Bill Payments part of our business to Post Office. Post Office will continue to provide bill payment services through convenience stores under the Payzone brand, so you’ll still see the name around.
Running a small business is always challenging, but with Payzone, we make taking card payments simple, providing a ‘hands on’ full service to independent retailers. We understand that relationships matter more than anything else. That’s why our commitment to getting to know you and your business is at the heart of everything we do.
Our team of over 90 local payment consultants operate across the country. One of our experienced team will be on hand to personally guide you through the set-up process, ensuring you’ve got the right solution for your business to take payments whenever and wherever you need, whether this is face-to-face, over the phone or online.
• Tailor-made pricing packages from our local payment consultants
• No set-up or exit fees if you leave at the end of your contract
• Strong relationships with acquirers like Barclaycard and Elavon
• Transparent and trusted pricing
• Friendly and accessible UK-based customer service centre
• The shortest contract (12 months) on the market
• Clear, easy-to-understand language