Category: Small Business

Will Brexit affect Valitor’s services?

Will Brexit affect Valitor’s services?  There is still a lot of uncertainty around how the UK will leave the EU. With limited progress so far this year, the possibility of a Hard Brexit, in which the UK leaves the EU without formalising a withdrawal agreement, is becoming a more realistic outcome. Many business owners are […]

Why all businesses should rate contactless cards

Why all businesses should rate contactless cards  The benefits of contactless payment systems are becoming more and more obvious as the technology continues to develop and see wider use, with debit card use projected to reach 49% of all transactions for a combined 19.7 billion payments by 2027, according to UK Finance. They’re secure Cash […]

What’s the difference between iPOS and EPOS?

What’s the difference between iPOS and EPOS?  If you’re new to the world of taking card payments, then there’s a lot of terminology to get to grips with quickly. One common confusion is the difference between iPOS systems and EPOS systems. Both use card terminals and both can appear to be fairly similar at first […]

What’s the best type of card machine for my business?

What’s the best type of card machine for my business?  The starting point for deciding on the best type of card machine is to work out exactly what your business needs are. Shopping list of card machine benefits Modern card machines provide chip and pin solutions as standard. They also include contactless payment services. Taking Apple […]

Man organising his business using a virtual terminal

What’s a Virtual Terminal?

What’s a Virtual Terminal?  The future of chip and pin technology centres around two main goals in payment processing: to be faster and to be more secure for customers. Many barriers in the way of making such technology faster and more secure have already been broken down, thanks to contactless debit cards and virtual systems […]

Making a payment on an Ingenico card terminal using a mobile phone

What happens if my Chip & PIN card machine loses signal?

What happens if my Chip & PIN card machine loses signal?  The UK officially adopted Chip and PIN back in 2006, as a way to significantly increase the security surrounding payments made by credit and debit cards. In 2016, payments made by Chip and PIN cards overtook payments made by cash, showing that it is […]

Small business owner accepting a credit card payment

The benefits of chip & pin for small businesses

The benefits of chip & pin for small businesses SMBs have a host of benefits to enjoy from adopting as wide a variety of payment methods as possible. Ultimately any way you can serve the customer better is going to drive your sales and encourage your growth. If you’re a small business, installing a chip […]

How SMBs can achieve a better work life balance?

How SMBs can achieve a better work life balance? Running a business can be incredibly challenging. These challenges are only increased when the business is just getting off the ground or is making its first significant expansion. Therefore, many entrepreneurs or owners of SMBs find themselves continuously absorbed in the daily affairs of their business, […]

5 tips for reaching your goals in 2019

5 tips for reaching your goals in 2019 Now 2019 is finally upon us, it’s natural to start thinking about how you can thrive in new ways. As personal and service-based technologies advance, there are so many easy changes you can implement which will automate your menial tasks, enhance your experiences and empower you to […]