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Card reader

Taking card payments is simple and secure with our range of contactless card readers.

  • 12 month contract
  • Next day settlement*
  • Countertop, mobile or portable terminals

Call free on: 01614524194

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What is a card reader?

The term carder read is often used to describe a chip and PIN card machine. If you own a shop, restaurant or work on the road, our credit and debit card readers make taking payment from your customers simple.

You'll be able to accept all major credit and debit cards, such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and accept contactless payments too.

Whether you’re new to card payments, or are looking to switch providers, join Payzone today:

  • No joining fees
  • 12 month contract
  • PCI DSS compliant
  • Chip & PIN, contactless, Apple and Android Pay enabled
  • Simple set up and support

Get set up with card payments

All of our card readers come equipped with the latest technology and security features, and we can help you get set up quickly.

We don't offer a one size fits all product. Instead, our consultants can create a personalised pricing package that's right for your business' needs.

They will come and visit you at your premises to get a really good understanding of your business and recommend the right solution for you.

Compare card readers

Whatever your business, we have a card reader to suit.

Countertop card terminal

Countertop card reader

Ideal for serving customers from a till or counter, great for shops and receptions.
  • Phone or broadband connectivity
  • Small, compact design
  • Fast, reliable and secure
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Portable card payment machine

Portable card reader

Take payments from around your premises, great for bars and restaurants.
  • Small and lightweight
  • 50m radius via Bluetooth
  • Long lasting charge
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Mobile card payment machine

Mobile card reader

Take payments while you're on the go, great for taxi drivers and tradespeople.
  • Small and lightweight
  • Built in UK wide SIM card
  • Long lasting charge
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Why choose Payzone?

100s of packages available

We’re specialists in working with independent businesses and know that each business needs different things. That’s why we tailor a package to you.

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No joining or exit fees

Our pricing is straightforward and we don’t charge a setup fee and, if you want to leave at the end of your contract, we don’t charge an exit fee.

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12 month contracts

Other providers may tie you into contracts for up to 5 years. We offer short, flexible 12 month contracts – currently one of the shortest on the market.

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Meet your local consultant

So we can offer you the best package, your local Payment Consultant will meet you face to face and tailor one that's right for you.

Card Reader FAQs

Is a card reader the same as a card machine?

Yes, they are also known as credit card machines, a PDQ machine/Chip and PIN machines/ or card terminals.

What types of debit and credit cards can I accept?

Our card terminals accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Maestro, Visa Mastercard and American Express.

They are all contactless enabled and set up to accept Apple Pay and Android Pay, including Samsung Pay, through a smartphone or tablet, or another device.

How much do card readers cost?

At Payzone, we don’t offer a one size fits all package. Instead, we create bespoke pricing packages to suit your business. Our pricing is straightforward and flexible, and there are no hidden fees.

The cost will depend on the type of business you own, your turnover and the type of reader you choose.

To keep things simple, we provide straightforward and flexible pricing, and there are no hidden fees to worry about.

You’ll be charged fees for each payment, but these can vary depending on whether it’s debit or credit. Your local Payment Consultant will be able to answer any questions you have around these fees.

Can I take contactless payments?

Yes you can. All of our card readers are set up to accept contactless cards payments on sales up to the value of £30.

Our readers are also set up to accept Apply Pay and Android Pay too, so your customers can pay quickly using their smartphone or other device.

Is it easy to set up?

Yes, it’s simple to set up and you can do it all yourself. However, if you need any help, our dedicated activation team are on hand.

You can call them on 01472 255 750.

Payzone are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer hire.

Which is the best card reader for my business?

There are a number of card readers to choose from and our card payment specialists can help you decide which is the most suitable for you and your business.

All come with contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay enabled as standard and have the latest technology and security in place.

Our range includes:

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We'll create a personalised package to suit your business' needs.

Call us FREE now: 01614524194

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Two card payment terminals

*Providing your card machine performs its banking window before 9pm you will receive full settlement the next banking day in accordance with the letter that you will receive from Barclaycard. This service is only available to customers who have Barclaycard as an acquirer. Ecommerce pay pages, pay by link and virtual terminals are currently settled the day after the next banking day.