Press Releases


20/07/2015 - Acceptacard Announced as a Payments Awards Finalist

Acceptacard limited, trading as, the innovative payments service provider today announced that they have been shortlisted for the BEST OMNICHANNEL PAYMENTS SOLUTION at the Payments Awards 2015. Commenting on being shortlisted, Bill Thomson, MD at Acceptacard said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted once again, after winning the category in 2013, as this clearly demonstrates that the innovations and initiatives we bring to the card and payments market are increasingly being recognised and welcomed. Over the last year the number of payment channels we offer to customers (without any additional charges) has increased from 8 to 13, in line with market, merchant and consumer requirements”. The winners will be announced at the Payments Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 4 November 2015 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Last year’s event was attended by more than 400 of the sector’s finest.



07/05/2015 - Acceptacard shakes up the market with first ‘No Contract’ deal on industry standard Chip & PIN terminals

Today, Bill Thomson, MD at Acceptacard Limited announced plans to shake up the outdated practice of locking businesses into lengthy contracts for industry standard Chip & PIN terminals. Unveiling two new ‘no contract’ terminal deals, businesses are set to save hundreds of pounds and benefit from the flexibility to change their equipment or supplier without penalties. For more information about the new terminals visit the Chip & PIN menu on our website.


30/04/2015 - More new brands from Acceptacard – Payacharity, Payastore, Payamobile

Announcement April 30th - Today, Acceptacard has launched three more ‘Paya’ branded websites and merchant propositions to address the needs of its growing customer base. The brand extension program, which commenced earlier this year with the launch of Payaprofessional, is proving popular with small businesses looking for services tailored to their specific needs. Payacharity has been developed for registered Charities; Payastore for small retailers & restaurants and Payamobile brings together all portable & mobile Chip & PIN payment terminals. For more information visit our website or email us at


27/11/2014 - Thousands of small professional businesses to benefit from a new branded card processing service - Payaprofessional

Northampton 27th November 2014 - Today, Bill Thomson MD at Acceptacard Ltd unveiled plans to extend it’s popular Payatrader and Payataxi card processing solution, responding to demand from the professions, charities and other large communities such as landlords. The brand extension program, which commences with the launch of Payaprofessional, is expected to attract even more small professional service providers – accountants, photographers, vets, solicitors, dentists, beauticians etc. looking for an affordable card processing solution


05/12/2013 - Payatrader voted “Best Multi-Channel Payments Solution” at FStech Payments Awards 2013

Northampton, 5th December 2013 – Payatrader, provided by Acceptacard Limited, has been voted the “Best Multi- Channel Payments Solution” at the 2013 FStech and Retail Systems Payments Awards. The awards recognise cards and payments excellence and technology innovation within the UK and EMEA.Beating off strong competition, Payatrader stole the show again, having won the “Best Technology Initiative” at the prestigious Cards & Payments Awards in February this year.


15/08/2013 - Payatrader Shortlisted for Fstech Payments Awards 2013

Northampton, 15th August 2013 - Payatrader has been nominated for the Fstech and Retail Systems Payments Awards 2013. The nomination is for the ‘Best Multi Channel Payments Solution’ award, recognising Payatrader for development of the UK’s first fully integrated debit & credit card acceptance solution for small businesses. The solution provides full multi-channel payment processing - online, telephone, mobile, email, contact centre, Chip & Pin terminal and consolidates all transactions into a single online account, making it easier for businesses to manage and view all transactions.


11/02/2013 - Payatrader wins “Best Technology Initiative of The Year” award at the prestigious Card and Payment Awards 2013

Northampton, 11th February 2013 - Payatrader, the provider of low cost card processing for small businesses, today announced it has been voted as the “Best Technology Initiative of the Year” at the prestigious 2013 Cards & Payments Awards.


19/12/2012 - Payatrader solve the challenge to deliver an affordable mobile Chip & Pin terminal for the UK’s millions of small businesses and home services traders

Northampton, 19th December 2012 - Today, Bill Thomson MD and co-founder of announced the general release of the UK’s first pocket sized, standalone card processing terminal with electronic receipting - specifically designed for home services traders and small businesses. Not much bigger than a pocket calculator, the PayMate terminal is set to become the tool of choice for small businesses on the move allowing them to take immediate card payment, thereby avoiding non-guaranteed, delayed and cheques lost in the post.


03/12/2012 - Checkatrade benefits from and announces partnership to offer low cost card acceptance services to its 8,500+ Members

Northampton, 3rd December 2012 - Checkatrade, one of the first organisations established to help consumers find reputable tradesmen, is working with Northampton based business and now announces a major new deal to offer low cost, card acceptance services to its members.


27/11/2012 - shortlisted for 2013 Card & Payments Awards

Northampton, 27th November 2012 - Payatrader, the pioneer of the UK’s first fully integrated, low cost, multi-channel debit & credit card acceptance solution developed to benefit millions of small businesses has been shortlisted in 3 categories for the prestigious Cards & Payments awards, which seek to independently recognise customer service, excellence and innovation in the card and payment industry.


22/11/2012 - Trustatrader joins forces with Payatrader to offer low cost card acceptance services

Northampton 22 November, 2012 - Low-cost card payment services provider has announced that it’s working with TrustATrader (one of the UK’s leading directory services that helps consumers find local trusted traders and suppliers) to provide a low cost credit & debit card processing for its members. The new initiative, launched last week, gives consumers more choice and convenience when paying for work undertaken in the home.


20/11/2012 - Small Business Specialist XLN Business Services partners with Payatrader to extend card processing offering

Northampton 20th November, 2012 - XLN Business Services, the small business specialist, announces a new partnership with to expand its range of low cost credit and debit card processing services. The new deal means XLN Business Services will offer Payatrader, the low cost “Pay As You Go” card acceptance, solution to small and micro businesses that either take low overall volumes of card payments or only take card payments infrequently.


29/08/2012 - Payatrader and BIPP team up to make paying for school photos easier

Northampton, 29th August 2012 - is working with the British Institute of Professional Photography to make life easier when it comes to paying for school and other types of photography. Chris Harper, Chief Executive of BIPP said “We are delighted to be working with Payatrader to offer card payment service to our members...


15/08/2012 - Payatrader signs up leading UK Franchise OvenU – making it easier for consumers to pay by card for services in the home

Northampton, 15th August 2012 - is helping a leading UK Franchise OvenU to roll out low cost card acceptance services to its franchisees so consumers can pay for cleaning services in the same way as they would a large business – by credit & debit card.


17/12/2011 - announces partnership with the Master Locksmiths Association – to offer low cost card acceptance services

Northampton, 17th December 2011 - Northampton based business has announced a major new deal to offer low cost, card acceptance services to members of the Master Locksmiths Association, the leading trade organisation for locksmiths.


28/06/2011 - Payatrader signs deal with the Painters & Decorators Association for a market leading, low cost card payment service

Northampton, 28th June 2011 - Bill Thomson MD of Acceptacard Ltd has signed a deal with the Painters & Decorators Association for a low cost card payments solution and unrivalled member benefit. The new service,, will enable members to accept debit and credit card payments on a low cost “Pay As You Go” basis with no requirement to rent an expensive terminal, pay minimum usage fees or any other recurring charges. For the first time, this brings card acceptance facilities within the budgets of small businesses and it will help many to grow their businesses.


08/02/2010 - Announcing Payatrader, the UK's first dedicated way-to-pay local traders launches today

NORTHAMPTON, February 8th, 2010 – Payatrader is a revolutionary solution to the inconvenience of paying traders, who provide services to households in the UK. Payatrader is a secure online solution which gives householders and traders greater choice, convenience and control over how they make and take payments. This pioneering new service comes amidst growing fears over the potential impact of bank cheque removal (expected by 2018), the withdrawal of cheque guarantee cards (from 2011) and the safety risk of paying by cash on the doorstep.