I need a card machine – so where do I go?
In the first instance we almost always go straight to our bank to get their advice. Customers holding a business account with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would be pointed in the direction of Worldpay for merchant services. This collaboration lasted over 15 years which will come to an end in 2019 with the approved provider changing to First Data.
Worldpay’s recent mergers and acquisitions have doubled the overall size of company and made the RBS referrals far less lucrative than it had been historically which has allowed in this case for First Data to step in and secure the contract. It all comes down to who wants it more as payment processing is payment processing or is it? First Data has shown RBS that they were willing to go that extra step to secure the contract and deliver top quality and value merchant services to their clients. Both Worldpay and First Data have a range of cutting-edge technologies and services available with First Data’s Clover EPOS system an example of these company’s commitment to merchant services.
First Payment Merchant Services work closely with First Data providing a 1st class customer service. The volume of referrals has significantly increased following the changes: Chris Chatterton, Head of Sales at First Payment Merchant Services advises “Since the changes of late within RBS our business advisors have become inundated with enquiries and indeed working tirelessly with business owners across the UK to secure a smooth transition to our First Data Merchant Services platform. In most cases we are upgrading the card machines to meet the ever-changing landscape in IT whilst saving on the processing costs – a real winning scenario for many”.
At First Payment Merchant Services we use several acquiring banks including First Data to ensure we can provide value and the service required to our customers. Contact us today to find out how we can save you money and provide the solutions for your business.