About Paya

We're different...

Payatrader.com, brought to you by Acceptacard Limited, is the UK's first dedicated solution for small businesses with fully integrated technology. First piloted in 2010, it was specifically designed for small businesses and those that accept low volumes of card payments. It now caters for a broad range of business types from start-ups with no trading history, to established companies looking to reduce costs or for greater payment functionality, flexibility & control.

Since the launch of Payatrader in 2010, the brand family has been extended to include Payataxi, Payaprofessional, Payacharity, Payastore and Payamobile.

In 2014 Paya Card Services (PCS) became the umbrella brand for Acceptacard Limited, catering for the needs of larger businesses and offering the world's first validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) service - a compelling new product that allows merchants to meet the significant challenges of achieving and maintaining PCI Data Security Standards while saving significant costs.

  • Award winning, proven solutions
  • Outstanding value
  • Fully transparent pricing
  • World class security
  • Latest technology terminals
  • Founded by industry experts
  • Trusted, reliable and personal
  • Licensed by MasterCard & Visa

Meet the team...

Bill Thomson, MD, has over 18 years experience in the cards and payments industry. A former FD and MD at Barclaycard Business, MD at Payzone and a founder of NetBanx - the UK's first generally available agnostic online PSP at the outset of
e-commerce in the UK.

In 2009, Bill founded Acceptacard Limited to serve the low volume card acceptance market and following the success of Payatrader.com extended the 'Paya' brand portfolio and launched Payacardservices.com to serve the SME market.

Mike Parry, Technical Director and co-founder of Acceptacard, has 25 years experience at senior level with several UK Banks and a leading technology consultancy. Using his extensive experience of web technologies, Mike designed and developed the award winning platform that serves the family of Paya brands.

Linda Cook, Marketing Director, has over 10 years billing & payments market experience at senior level at Post Office Limited & Payzone Limited. Linda is also an experienced B2B and B2C marketer, with a 20+ year backgound in market research, strategy, pricing and product & proposition development at BT Retail.