Are you looking to start accepting card payments or reviewing your current card payment provider. No doubt the first step is to look on the web for prices. Welcome to the world of Lead Generation!!
Most of the comparison websites out on the web are simply lead generation websites that sell on your enquiry to many of UK based card payment providers. That means that you won’t be getting a selection of quotes (which is really what you want) – rather more you will be getting lots of phone calls from call centres, plenty of visits from reps and self-employed agents and a lot of interruptions.
Before you scream “who is telling me the truth? Just give me the facts! Who is offering the best deal for my business?” – Just call Independent Merchant Services. We can rummage through all your quotes to give you the real facts so you can make an informed choice, or we will give you the best deal we can find on the internet.
This is all we do Monday to Friday – Merchant Services – we don’t sell anything – we simply give you the facts you need to know. What’s more we even stand by you all through your contract with the recommended provider just in case they let you down during the contract.
With the competitive nature of this sector of banking, a lot of small businesses are entering into contracts with acquiring banks without clearly understanding what they are signings into. Make sure you speak to us before you sign!
Read the terms and conditions carefully
Or alternatively just forward the contracts to us and we can flag up any issues that you may not be aware of or if there something more competitive in the market.
# Watch out for hidden fees
Some providers use misleading pricing tactics to win business. Some providers claim to fix rates which is not correct as the rates are linked to the interchange rates set by the Bank of England.