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Paypal UKBy far the best known online payment processing company, Paypal remains a popular and easy to set-up choice for UK businesses just starting out online.
ShopifyAlthough its primarily an ecommerce platform, Shopify now allows you to sell both on and offline.
WorldpayWorldpay is a global leader in payments processing technology and is the UK’s leading dedicated merchant service provider.
StripeStripe is a popular online payment solution offering a complete commerce toolkit, built for developers. They offer advanced functionality for a range of internet businesses including eCommerce, mobile commerce, SaaS and subscription payments.
iZettleiZettle offers a relatively cheap solution for business looking to accept face-to-face card payments only.
SquareThe Square Reader is the world’s most popular mobile card reader.
Sage PaySage Pay offers full merchant account services and are the payment division of Newcastle based Sage.
PayPointPaypoint is a household name in UK payment services and is probably best known for how you pay for prepaid utilities in the UK.
StreamlineStreamline is a division of WorldPay but remains a popular solution in its own right.
First DataFirst Data provide full merchant accounts and they look for every opportunity to help customers get more value from every transaction. They offer solutions both for merchants and financial institutions.
PaymentsensePayment sense claims to be Europe’s leading merchant service provider.
PayzonePayzone has been providing payment solutions for over 25 years in the UK.
ElavonElavon has been a leader in processing payments for over twenty years, leveraging the world’s best technologies for our customers, from large worldwide enterprises to locally-owned small businesses.
Global PaymentsGlobal Payments specialises in card payment processing for customers ranging in size from owner-managed businesses to multinationals in every sector. HSBC’s preferred supplier for card processing in the UK.
Retail Merchant ServicesRetail Merchant Services was founded in 2007 and take a no-nonsense approach to card payment processing, delivering the best possible packages with no hidden fees.
CardSaveA Worldpay company they offer a range of countertop, portable and mobile card machines.
HandepayHandepay claims they are the ‘go-to’ provider for low cost merchant services.
Lloyds Bank CardnetPart of Lloyds Bank and and have been providing businesses with card payment services since 1997. Aim to make accepting card payments simple with card machines, international transactions services and help for setting up online payments.
BarclaycardBarclaycard is Barclays Bank’s payment processing division.
Card CuttersBased in Nottinghamshire they have helped over 5,000 UK merchants save hundreds of pounds a month on their merchant account fees. They represent AIB Merchant Services.
EVO PaymentsEVO Payments is an international payment company founded in 1989. They currently handle $80 billion worth of transaction worldwide each year.
AIB Merchant ServicesAllied Irish Bank (AIB) are one of Ireland’s largest providers of payment solutions, with extensive operations in Ireland and Britain.
Intelligent Merchant ServicesIntelligent Merchant Services is based in Surrey and was founded by a group of industry professionals with over 20 years’ experience in card processing.
HSBC Merchant ServicesHSBC offers business debit & credit card processing solutions through their partner Global Payments (see above).
Axcess Merchant ServicesThey work with a wide range of banking partners to help you get the right merchant services tailored to your business.          
Independent Merchant ServicesIndependent Merchant Services was born in 2011 after their MD’s frustrating experiences searching for a merchant services provider. While they do not offer merchant accounts directly, they aim to help you find the right one.
MonekMonek is a payments business that is built on a long legacy of safe, secure payments processing going back to 1998.
Santander Merchant ServicesSantander Merchant Services are currently provided by Elavon (see above).
Natwest Merchant ServicesNatwest offers their merchant services in partnership with Worldpay.  
BOI Payment Acceptance (Bank of Ireland Merchant Services)BOI Payment Acceptance UK (BOIPA UK) is a marketing alliance between the Bank of Ireland UK and EVO Payments International (see above).  
Bank of Scotland Merchant ServicesThe Bank of Scotland’s merchant services are provided by Cardnet.  
RBS Merchnat ServicesRBS Merchnat Services are provided by Streamline / WorldPay.
Yorkshire Bank Merchant ServicesThey also offer their Merchant Services through Worldpay.  
Clydesdale Bank Merchant ServicesSimilar to many other major high-street banks Clydesdale Bank offers its merchant services via Worldpay.
Metro Bank Merchant ServicesMetro Bank’s preferred partner for arranging merchant services is independent payments specialist.
Co-operative Bank Merchant ServicesThe Co-operative Bank offers safe, secure and reliable card acceptance solutions through its strategic partner, First Data Merchant Solutions.
Halifax Merchant ServicesHalifax does not provide merchant services or business banking but works with Lloyds Bank Cardnet and Bank of Scotland (who are both part of the same banking group).
AcceptcardsThey are a part of UPG plc and help businesses get better rates than going to your own bank direct.
Paypal HereThis is Paypal’s mobile card reader. And while Paypal Here is more expensive than the iZettle reader, it does integarte directly with your Paypal account.
WorldPay ZincWorldPay Zinc is market leading merchant account provider WorldPay’s discount mobile credit card reader.
VerifoneVerifone is one the largest providers of traditional PDQ card terminals in the world. They currently offer products from basic countertop PDQ machines to fully mobile and portable solutions.
IngenicoIngenico is another large provider of standard PDQ payment terminals. They operate in 170 countries and can help you accept 300+ payment types.
PaylevenPayleven is another popular mobile card machine. However, while you can still purchase their card readers online, they were recently purchased by SumUp.
SumUpSumUp offers a very simple and easy to understand solution for businesses who need a mobile card machine.
TransaxTransax has been in business since 1986. They support 18,000 businesses in the UK, Ireland and France and enable over 2 million transactions every day.
Shopify POS & Card ReaderWhile Shopify is best know for making it very easy to set-up your own e-commerce website to sell things online, they’ve recently branched out to in-person payments. They offer both a card reader and POS solution.
Smarttrade AppSmarttrade App is a truly unique in-person payment solution. Currently they are the only company in the UK that allow you to accept card payments without a card reader, just your Smartphone.
PB (Pitney Bowes) Payment SolutionsPB Payment Solutions is card machine joint offering from mailing experts Pitney Bowes and First Data Merchant Solutions (see above).  
EKMEKM is an e-commerce platform that allows you to easily set-up an online store and includes integrated payments or the option to use your own merchant account.
KlarnaKlarna offers a range of unique payment options for online businesses through via their Checkout and Payment options.
Amazon PayAmazon Pay (formerly Amazon Payments) is Amazon’s payment solution that uses their checkout experience.
Secure TradingFounded in 1997, Secure Trading claims to be one of the world’s leading independent payment service providers.
Global IrisGlobal Iris is Global Payments’ (see above) online payment solution.
NochexNochex has been in business since 2001 and allows to accept online payments without a traditional merchant account.
DataCashDataCash has been part of Mastercard since 2010 and forms the basis of their payment gateway services.
Braintree PaymentsBraintree Payments is a Paypal company that provides a variety of services to help businesses sell online.
SmartDebitThe current Direct Debit Service leader with the highest industry Trustpilot score. They provide timely and efficient payment processing for utilities, insurers, IT providers, schools and colleges, charities and a range of other subscription businesses.
2Checkout2Checkout focuses on helping merchant accept mobile and online payments from buyers worldwide.
Realex PaymentsRealex Payments, is a division of Global Payments, a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services.
WePayWePay only does one thing: payments for platforms.
UPG (Universal Payment Gateway)UPG (Universal Payment Gateway) is a UPG plc company, which is now Secure Hosting and Payments a wholly owned subsidiary of Monek LTD.
BlueSnapBluesnap provides payments solutions for eCommerce, Web & Mobile Development.
Allied WalletAllied Wallet provides a global payment gateway solution for businesses that need to accept online payments.
CardstreamEstablished in 1999, Cardstream is an independent white label payment gateway provider.
Authorize.NetAuthorize.Net enables merchants to authorise, settle and manage credit card transactions via web sites and mail order/telephone order (MOTO) call centres.
iPaymentiPayment offers a variety of payment solutions to small businesses.
Checkout.comCheckout.com is a software platform that handles every part of the payment process.
London & ZurichLondon & Zurich primarily process Direct Debits, however they do also offer payment gateway services.
PayworksPayworks is the provider of Pulse, a next generation Point of Sale payment gateway technology.
QuickBooks Payments (formerly Intuit Pay)QuickBooks Online Payments has replaced Intuit Pay and offers online payment options from PayPal & GoCardless.
Planet PaymentPlanet Payment delivers innovative payment processing solutions.
CCNowOperating since 1998 CCNow is a secure online retailer that bridges the gap between shopping online and selling online.
PayLanePayLane is an online payments provider that helps e-businesses accept online payments as smoothly as possible.
CCBillCCBill have been in business since 1998 and process more than a billion pounds worth of transactions annually.
BitPayAccept bitcoins with a flat 1% settlement charge. Receive payment in any amount, from anywhere in the world, from any computer or mobile device.
VerotelVerotel has been in business since 1998 and enables more than 50,000 high-risk webmasters to build their online business.
SpectrocoinSpectroCoin is an all-in-one solution for Bitcoin and can help you start accepting them at your business.
ZombaioZombaio focuses on payments for the Online Content and Entertainment Industries.
Epoch PaymentEpoch is a global provider of online billing services.
PayWorldPayWorld is a subsidiary of Frontline, a company that has been developing and offering Business IT Solutions since 1989.
InstabillInstabill was established to assist merchants in obtaining high risk and offshore credit card processing solutions.
Web MerchantWeb Merchant has been offering safe, secure and reliable payment processing since 1997.
GSPAYGSPAY specialise in providing offshore merchant account and third party merchant account payment solutions to international businesses.
ccNetPayccNetPay’s primary focus is arranging merchant accounts with the acquiring banks in EU, US and Asia.
SkrillSkrill has been making digital payments simple, secure and quick since 2001.
paysafecardpaysafecard allows you to pay for things online without a bank account or credit card.
PaysafePaysafe claims to be building the future in payments with an ever-evolving platform.
Neteller100+ payment options with a single integration. No-chargeback guarantee. Multiple currency accounts.
Google Payments (Wallet)Use Google Wallet to pay friends and family. Will soon be offering effortless checkouts for your customers in your app and on your website.
PayzerPayzer is an american company offering a Payzer an all-in-one Financial Tool that helps contractors grow their business!
PayzaPayza is a leading global online payment platform that specialises in e-commerce processing, corporate disbursements, and remittances for individuals and businesses around the world.
Groupon MerchantGroupon Merchant is Groupon’s solutions for businesses who want to sell using their platform.
WebMoneyWebMoney Transfer is a global settlement system and environment for online business activities, established in 1998.
OgoneOgone was a Belgium-based online payment service provider, but has been part of Ingenico since 2014.
Payline DataPayline Data is another American company for businesses that need a more flexible and friendly payments partner.

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