2021 sees acceptcards® turn 16, that’s 192 months under the leadership of founder and CEO Richard Bradley, 834 weeks providing a wide choice of merchant service providers, and 5844 days of putting our customers and referral partners at the heart of everything we do. They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something, we have been going 140,256 hours so we are happy to be known as the “UK’s Independent Payment Experts”.

To celebrate being the UK’s oldest independent business in the payments industry we will be sharing some of the key insights and payments knowledge that we’ve learnt over the years.

We understand that we are in a unique position, not just because we have 16yrs under our belts and the continuity and stability this brings, but crucially we thrive on doing things differently, having built an expanding network of professional referral partners who share our values and importance of having access to the widest choice of merchant service providers.  All our existing and growing number of new partners know their customers are in safe hands, from accountancy networks like Tax Assist, business support and lobby groups like CBI, The FD Centre and Enterprise Nation, trade associations like British Beer & Pub Association and Charity Retail Association along with banks who value our whole of market approach to merchant service solutions such as Metro Bank and Handelsbanken. We know these relationships are the cornerstone of our success and we are proud that our partners have trust in us to provide fully transparent and impartial card payments advice for their members or customers.

For our partners and indeed businesses that contact us directly we are, in a sense, an extended part of their business.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing our knowledge across topics such as the pitfalls of lengthy contracts, unexplained charges and lack of transparency when dealing with 3rd party sales organisations, and tips on helping you get the best out of your payment facility.

We’ll be kicking off our campaign by highlighting the different ways you can buy your merchant services, from mainstream payment companies to one of the many 3rd party sales companies, and why as a broker it’s good to stand out from the crowd.