Sage Pay Mobile lets nomadic entrepreneurs take card payment anywhere

New tool designed for small businesses without a fixed location

A new product from Sage Pay will allow entrepreneurs to take card payment from any location – using just their mobile phone.

Sage Pay Mobile has been specifically designed in partnership with payments specialist CreditCall and hardware supplier Thyron, to help start-ups without a fixed base accept card payments anywhere.

The secure handheld terminal, which it is hoped will particularly benefit sole traders in the utilities and services sector, such as electricians and plumbers, connects to the merchant’s smartphone via Bluetooth.

The customer’s card data is encrypted at the source, so neither the merchant nor the phone ever sees the card details – ensuring the device meets the latest PCI terminal security standards.

According to The UK Cards Association, more than £136bn worth of card transactions are made in the UK every year.

Simon Black, CEO of Sage Pay, said: “There are over half a million businesses in the UK who are still unable to accept card payments.

“Small businesses need to be able to take payments anywhere, at anytime, with a reliable card reader.”

Mat Peck, head of innovation at Sage Pay, added: “This solution brings innovative payment technology to the UK in a manner that is standalone, cost-effective and highly secure.

“The Sage Pay solution uses the only mobile card reader in the European market that meets all the latest security, encryption, and Chip and PIN standards.”

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