Compare Card Machine & Card Payment Providers in UK

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Which credit card machines and card readers are available in the UK?

Currently, cards payments are accepted via devices that fall into 2 different categories, traditional credit card machines or mobile card readers.

All the merchant service providers on our site use the 2 main card machine providers, Verifone and Ingenico. We also compare the 2 leading mobile card readers iZettle and Sumup.

All of the card machines and readers can accept contactless payments up to £30 for quicker payments and all the providers can accept Apple Pay and Android Pay as standard.

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Compare Card Machine Providers

Here is a quick card payment machine comparison, we compare card payment providers like Sumup and Barclaycard, and many more.

Countertop Card Machine

Ideal for customers who need a simple, stationary solution at the counter.

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Portable Card Machine

Perfect for businesses which need to take payments within a limited area

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Mobile Card Machine

For mid-high turnover businesses that need to take make payments on the move

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Mobile Card Reader

Fully mobile, this is the choice for companies with smaller card turnovers

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Why is it Important to Compare Card Machine Providers and Costs?

  • It is important that businesses compare card machines carefully to see which card terminal will suit their needs most. For example, a Mobile Card Machine is perfect who someone who takes payments on the move, but will cost slightly more a month to rent than a Countertop Card Machine
  • It’s as important to compare card machine rates as it is the features themselves.
  • Mobile Card Readers do not have a minimum contract term so are could be useful for startups, although they do have higher transaction fees
  • Cost comparison can be complex, in order to get an exact idea of cost always use our price comparison tool.

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We compare all the leading providers in the UK and have helped thousands of business owners find the best card machine and merchant service. All our prices are listed online!

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We compare traditional providers like Barclaycard and First Data to mobile card readers like iZettle and Sumup to give you a complete view

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Card machine FAQs

There are numerous differences, but in general a card machine is larger and is not linked to a mobile application like most mobile card readers. You can read more about mobile card readers here.
No, they are different ways of defining a traditional card machine.
Card terminals are now almost essential for most businesses, with the real risk that a business could lose out on significant income if card payment options are not available.
We compare are the leading providers in the UK including Barclaycard, Elavon, iZettle, Sumup, AIG, First Data, Evo payments and many more.
In a word, yes, all the providers on the site provide excellent support and all the card machines are very easy to install. The card readers connect easily with iPad or phone with step-by-step on-screen instructions.
A merchant service provider collects the money from payments your have accepted from your customers and deposits them into your account. They connect to the card reader and card machine. Merchant services provides have varied costs which you can compare here.