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PDQ machines

  • Fast, secure card payment machines
  • 12 month contract
  • Next day settlement*


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What is a PDQ machine?

It's just another name for a card machine. You might also hear it referred to as a card reader, chip and PIN machine or card terminal too.

There are lots of different names for them, but, in a nutshell, they all allow you to process card payments. PDQ stands for 'process data quickly. This was the original name given to card machines when they were first introduced into the UK.

How does it work?

Enabled with the latest technology, our PDQ machines are quick, reliable and secure. They can help you serve your customers more quickly and reduce cash handling within your business.

At Payzone, we’re trusted by thousands of businesses when it comes to card payments. We work in partnership with Barclaycard and are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer hire.


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Choose from:

Countertop card terminal


This sits on your till and connects via a phone line or broadband.
Portable card payment machine


You can take payments from around your premises.
Mobile card payment machine


This allows you to take payments when you're on the go.

Why choose Payzone?

Specialists right on your doorstep

A Payment Consultant will get to know your business and provide you with a personalised pricing package that's right for you.

Short and simple 12 month contract

While other card payment providers may tie you in for up to 5 years, we are happy to offer you a short 12 month contract.

No charges to join or leave

We don't charge you a penny when you sign-up, and if you leave at the end of your contract, we won't charge any exit fees.

Personalised packages to suit you

One size doesn't fit all. That's why we'll always create you a card acceptance package that's made to measure.

Why take card payments?

According to UK Finance. 98% of UK adults have a debit card. And £12.2 billion debit card payments were made in 2017 alone. So if you’re not currently accepting card payments with a PDQ, you could be missing out on potential sales.

Taking card payments:

  • Speeds up your service and helps reduce queues
  • Is safer and more secure than handling cash in store
  • Gives your customers more options when it comes to making a payment
  • Contactless payments let your customers pay really quickly with a tap
  • can encourage your customers to spend more

Start taking card payments...

With no hidden fees, we tailor packages to suit your business needs, so you won’t pay more than you need.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is a PDQ right for my business?

    Our countertop card machine is a fixed machine which sits on your counter at your till or reception point. you’ll be able to take cards from one fixed location.

    If you serve customers at their tables, like at a café or restaurant, for example, a portable terminal is a great option. It comes in two parts – a card reader and a base unit. The reader connects to the base using Bluetooth, and you can take payments within 50m of the base unit.

    Do you run a mobile business or work at events? We have a mobile PDQ machine that connects to the strongest mobile network in the area using 3G. So, you’ll be able to accept cards no matter where your business takes you.

*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.