Category: Small Business

What businesses need to know about PSD2

What businesses need to know about PSD2. Coming into force on the 14th September 2019, the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules, part of the second Payment Service Directive (PSD2), are designed to improve fraud prevention methods and make online card payments safer for customers and merchants. Businesses need to understand these changes and take appropriate action to […]

Why Cambridge Crepes chose to accept card payments with Valitor

Why Cambridge Crepes chose to accept card payments with Valitor. John is the managing director at Cambridge Crepes and has been operating a mobile crêperie in Cambridge City Centre for 7 years. Previously, John only accepted cash payments from his customers. However, after a growing demand from customers wishing to pay with card. John decided that […]

Hurst’s Bakery Kneads Card Payments

Hurst’s Bakery Kneads Card Payments. Valitor is Craft Bakers Association preferred card payment supplier. This case study highlights how we have improved the efficiency of one member’s bakery, simply by introducing card payments to their business. Hurst’s Bakery has been a successful baker, serving the people of Birkenhead & the Wirral with fresh bakery products for over 100 years. Established […]

Three benefits of paying with contactless

First introduced in 2007, contactless payments have since become one of the most popular types of payment in retail. How are contactless payments made? Payments via contactless are made by tapping your contactless card or device over a reader which will then process and accept the payment. Nowadays there are lots of benefits to paying […]

Why chip and pin machine hire make short term events a success

Why chip and pin machine hire make short term events a success. If you’re planning a short-term event, whether that’s a market stall, concert, or dining experience, chip and pin machine hire can make everything that extra bit smoother. Although it might seem like less hassle and expense to have everyone pay with cash, here […]

How to take card payments over the phone

A small percentage of a gigantic pie. Taking card payments over the phone is becoming increasingly important for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). If you offer delivery on products, you are a merchant that is mobile, or if you sell services that require a deposit to secure goods or services, then the ability to take […]

How to pay using Apple Pay

Utilising Apple Pay. Apple Pay was unveiled by Apple back in 2014 as a solution for authenticating payments on multiple devices within Apple’s own ecosystem. Today, owners of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and other Apple products can use their device’s integrated near field communication (NFC) system to make contactless transactions. But before these payments can […]

What is a merchant account?

Why are merchant accounts important? If you run a small or medium-sized business, then you will need a merchant account in order to accept payments by credit or debit card. A merchant account is not like a business bank account, they are two separate things. Without a merchant account, your business will not be able […]

How Valitor has helped Really Awesome Coffee expand their franchise business​ across the UK

How Valitor has assisted Really Awesome Coffee in expanding their franchise business​ across the UK. We would like to introduce you to one of our fantastic customers. Really Awesome Coffee. Really Awesome Coffee runs a network of franchise mobile coffee vans, serving thousands of customers across the UK, at large sporting, charity events and musical festivals. They previously accepted […]

How many contactless payments can you make in a day?

How many contactless payments can you make in a day? As with any new technology, when contactless payment came out there were many who were sceptical about how this form of payment could be safe. Over the last few years, though, we have seen a large rise in the number of people using contactless technology. […]