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PDQ machines for small businesses

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What is a PDQ machine?

A PDQ machine is simply an alternative name for a Chip and PIN card payment machine. Standing for ‘Process Data Quickly’,
this name was used when card machines were first introduced in the UK, before Chip and PIN technology was accepted.

A PDQ machine would be used to swipe the magnetic strip on the cards to make payment transactions. This allowed the machine to check that
the account had enough funds for the transaction, with the screen displaying an approved or not approved message.
If the transaction went through the customer would also sign to verify it. This resulted in a much slower process.

Now known by a few different terms including Chip & PIN machine, credit card terminal and card machine, PDQ machines have advanced
since their introduction, using Chip and PIN to take faster card payments. Enabled with the latest technology, our PDQ machines are quick,
reliable and secure. Contactless, Apple and Android Pay now also come as standard, which makes paying even faster.

Why choose Payzone?

We've been working in the card processing industry for over 25 years and we know it's important to choose the best PDQ machine for your business. Here’s just some reasons why you should choose Payzone for card payments:

  • No setup fees or exit fees

    We don’t charge you setup fees when you join, or if you decide to leave us.

  • Short 12 month contract

    Whilst some providers may tie you in for up to 5 years, we offer short and simple 12 month contracts.

  • Local card payment specialists

    We have over 90 local card payment specialists ready to meet you face-to-face and discuss your needs.

  • Tailored pricing package

    We work with you to tailor-make a pricing package to suit your business.

  • UK based customer support

    Our friendly customer support team are available to call 7 days a week.

  • Trust Payzone

    At Payzone, we believe in a fair deal for consumers so we're FCA regulated for consumer hire