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Merchant accounts

Find out about the merchant services we offer.

 

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What is a merchant account?

Want to accept cards in your business? You'll need a merchant account.

At Payzone, we can help you get set up with one.

  • Allows you to take card payments
  • Ensures you’re processing safe, secure payments
  • Helps prevent fraud

A merchant account holds the payment funds whilst your customer's card details are checked, to make sure they have the money available.

They're then securely transferred to your business bank account and the payment is complete.

Merchant services with Payzone

Better known as credit card processing, merchant services cover the handling of card payments.

If you’re looking to get set up with merchant card services, we can get you started.

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Choose your card payment solution:

Whichever way you want to get paid, we've an option that's right for your business.

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Why choose Payzone?

Short, 12 month contract

We offer one of the shortest contracts on the market at just 12 months.

No set up fees to worry about

We have clear and straightforward pricing and no set up fees.

Tailored pricing package

We have a team of Payment Consultants, who'll create you a bespoke pricing package.

Specialists on your doorstep

We could be with you tomorrow to recommend the right solution for you.

Merchant card services FAQs

  • Do I need an account?

    If you want to accept credit and debit card payments, you'll need one.

    A merchant services account is a bank account where funds are deposited every time you process a card payment, whether that’s through a card machine, online or over the phone.

  • How much do merchant accounts cost to set up?

    Nothing. There are no extra costs to set one up, as this is all part of setting up card processing solutions for your business.

    As part of your bespoke pricing package, you should expect to pay a monthly fee, a merchant service charge (also called transaction fees) and an authorisation fee (acquirer charge).

    Your processing fees will depend on the types of card payments you take. As an example, credit cards and debit cards could have different fees.

    The merchant service charge will be agreed between you and your acquirer, but if you don’t meet the agreed fee, a minimum monthly service charge is likely to apply. To ensure you’re processing secure payments, you’ll also need to pay a PCI compliance fee.

  • How do I get one with Payzone?

    If you’re happy with your quote, your account is taken for approval with one of our acquiring banks.

    After this has been approved, you’ll be given a merchant account and assigned a merchant ID. That's it!

    We're specialists in helping medium and small businesses with card payments, get in touch today.

  • How do I access the money in the merchant account?

    The account acts separately from your normal business bank account.

    Every time you take a credit or debit card payment, the funds are held here before being transferred to your business bank account where you’ll be able to access them.

  • Why choose Payzone?

    With over 25 years of experience supporting thousands of independent UK businesses with their payment solutions, we understand that not every one is the same. So, unlike most other providers, we don’t have a one-size fits all solution. Instead, we'll tailor a package around your business' needs.

    We have a team of local card payment specialists who will come out and meet you at your business premises. They’ll discuss the best solution for your business and create a bespoke pricing package.

    The package will be based on your business type and your current or expected card turnover. Plus, it’ll include authorisation and transaction fees.

    We offer a short, 12 month contract and there are no set up fees or exit fees when you leave at the end of your contract. We are also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer hire.

    Simply complete our form and get your free quote today.

  • What is a merchant ID?

    Also called a Merchant Identification Number, it's a code that's unique to you provided by your payment processor. You'll be assigned one once your merchant account is approved and created. 

Accept credit or debit cards with Payzone

No setup fees plus a short 12-month contract available.

Call us free on: 01614524194

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