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If you didn’t think a payments revolution was taking place, think again

If you didn't think there was a payments revolution taking place, then think again as dealmaking websites like
Groupon, Living Social and Huddlebuy have been pushing payments systems. 

It makes startling and notable change when you
see consumer-based services pushing merchant and business based services at low

First there was my free deal for iZettle.  Like Square, iZettle is a simple dongle you
stick in your smartphone and you can take payments.  Simple to set up and use, and pushed recently
in a Huddlebuy deal where you could get
the dongle and a mobile payments website for free.


Particularly noteworthy are the deal details:

  • GIVEAWAY: iZettle mobile payment solution (worth
    £20) and a mobile website from Moably, FREE for life (worth £193)
  • Includes FREE chip-card reader and iZettle app
  • Flat rate of 2.75% per transaction with card
  • Compatible with MasterCard, Diners Club,
    American Express and Visa
  • No hidden costs or contracts
  • Fee of 2.75% per transaction made with card
    reader. It is possible to take payments manually (without card reader) by
    typing in credit card details – these will be charged at £0.10 + 3.5% of
    transaction amount.
  • Access to this deal is subject to meeting
    iZettle's basic eligibility requirements, including passing standard credit
    checks, and terms & conditions
  • The FREE mobile website will be given to active
    iZettle users who have taken their first transaction
  • Available in the UK only

So I then see another deal today from Huddlebuy for PayaTrader.


This one is also selling fast – about 10 are being bought
per minute as I write this – and the deal is similar:

  • UK Exclusive: Take payments by telephone for £0
    per month, no ongoing fees or contract
  • We've waived the standard set-up fee, saving you
  • PAYG, 2.5% per transaction for MasterCard &
    Visa, 2.95% for American Express and as little as 2.3% for transactions above
    £2,500 per week
  • Ideal for start-up businesses, sole traders,
    professionals and other small businesses
  • 2013 Card & Payments Award winning, secure
    PCI compliant solution
  • No merchant accounts required
  • Offer available to UK businesses only

It just goes to show that these things are mainstream now.

Anyways, if fancy further understanding, click on the links –
iZettle – and/or watch the videos.


Payatrader from Boy on Vimeo.


And note these are just one of many today including mPowa, SumUp,
PayLeven, Go Payment (from Intuit) and of course Square and PayPal.

The key result is that, in the near future, everybody will be a merchant.


Lastline courtesy of Andrew Curry

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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