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Find The Right Card Machine For Your Business

Card machines can be classed into 3 categories Desktop, Portable and Mobile

Desktop Card Machine

Fixed at the point of sale, extremely quick, robust and simple to use. Connects directly to your broadband line, smart design.

Portable Card Machine

Connects through WIFI or Bluetooth in your premises, small and easy to carry around, take payments at the table, great battery life.

Mobile Card Machine

Take payments anywhere, uses wifi and GPRS for connection. These machines can connect to your internet and also use mobile phone signal so you can take payments on the go.

Our modern card machines accept all major contactless payment methods. Contactless payments are a great way to speed up service and reduce queues, your customers pay with a single tap. 

Ingenico Desk 3500

Who uses a desktop card machine?

Any business or organisation that has a fixed point of sale e.g a shop or cinema. Desktop machines are robust and designed for intensive use with superb connectibity for a rapid transaction. We will help you select the best card machine for your business.

How does a desktop card machine work?

A desktop card machine works with a broadband connection. If one of your lines fails just plug it into the other. You should never miss a sale opportunity

Does a desktop accept all card types?

All our card machines accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Amex.

Does a desktop machine accept contactless payments?

All of our card machines accept contactless payments and come with Apple pay, Android pay and Google pay at no extra cost

Desk Top Card Machines

Our Desktop card machine is a modestly priced solution for most businesses, with a single point of sale.

  • They are not suitable for businesses on the move
  • Plug and play into a broadband line
  • Newest models available with latest security  services
  • They are perfect for shops and cafes

What you get

  • Card Terminal

A robust terminal used to process card payments

  • Power Cable

Plug the terminal cable into your power supply

  • Till Roll

A till roll is in the box to get you up and running

  • Window Decal

Let your customers know you take card payments and watch your turnover increase

  • Ethernet cable

In some cases if your broadband goes down you can still take payments over the phone line!

Portable Card Machines

Portable Card Machines are perfect for any business with or without a fixed point of sale. They are perfect to take payments around your premises or from the table.

  • Great for the hospitality industry and for speciality shops
  • They are compact and lightweight

  • They communicate back to their base station

  • Perfect for Hotels, Pubs, Restaurants and Bars

  • Superb battery life

What you get


  • Portable Card Machine

A compact portable terminal to take card payments.

  • Terminal Charger

Just connect the machine to the charger and you are away.

  • Base Station

Provided with all portable terminals.

  • Till Roll

A till roll is in the box to get you up and running.

  • Window Decal

Let your customers know you take card payments and watch your turnover increase.

  • Ethernet and phone line cable (where applicable)

Plug your base station into the phone or broadband. Some machines will need to log into WiFi. Let us advise you on your best choice.

Ingenico Move 3500

Verifone V240

How does a portable card machine work?

Some will connect with WiFi and some with Bluetooth. Portable Card Machines work up to 350ft from the base station. The terminals also accept contactless payments which includes Apple Pay and Google Pay. Therefore Portable Card Machines are ideal to bring the payment direct to the customer e.g Restaurant or Hotel.

Ingenico Move 5000

Who uses a mobile card machine?

A mobile card machine provides complete flexibility and freedom. Therefore You can take payments wherever you wish or need to ensure that you do not miss out on a sale. For that reason our mobile card machines are popular with taxi and chauffeur companies and as back up in hotel event spaces. We have a card machine that fits your business

How does a mobile card machine work?

Our mobile card machines have pre-installed SIM cards which connects effortlessly with the Mobile network. As a matter of fact our mobile card machines can process payments anywhere, signal dependent. Perfect for Event companies or attending a Trade Fair. A Mobile Card Machine comes with a sturdy casing and a long life battery to ensure that you never miss an opportunity for a sale.

Mobile Card Machines

Take payment from your clients where ever you are. Small enough to fit in a pocket and robust enough to withstand adverse conditions. 

Who would benefit from a mobile terminal?

  • Taxi Drivers
  • Hairdressers
  • Delivery services
  • Mobile tyre services
  • Mobile mechanics
  • IT specialists
  • Plumbers
  • Consultant professionals
  • Trade exhibitors
  • Restaurants bars and hotels with gardens

    What you get

    Mobile Card Machine

    A compact terminal to take card payments.

    Terminal Charger

    Just connect the machine to the charger and you are away.

    Base Station

    If you require one we can provide a base station at a small supplement.

    Till Roll

    A till roll is in the box to get you up and running.

    Window Decal

    Let your customers know you take card payments and watch your turnover increase.

    Switch and Save

    Your local consultant is a specialist at finding hidden charges in your current statement. We will try and save you up to 40% in the process of switching Card Machine Provider.

    If you are still tied into a contract, we may be able to help with exiting early.

    What can First Payment offer that I cannot get elsewhere?

    We have local representation in the whole of the UK with unique experience and an entrepreneurial approach. We also use multiple acquiring banks to ensure we can get the best rates for our customers.

    We aren’t just a supplier of card machines for business.

    Our goal is to help our Clients increase sales and profits. Regardless of what your product is, we can help your business accept credit card payments.

    We want to provide our services to you in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

    Our innovative range of card machines and terminals allow us to find a solution that suits your business the best.

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    Growing year on year we are one the leading card payment merchant services in the UK working with leading acquiring banks.


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    The all in one card machine offers full EPOS functionality in the palm of your hand. This terminal operates as a card machine with payment facilities with the added benefit of feature rich EPOS menus.

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    5″ HD touch screen

    4G/3G/WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity


    PCI PTS5.x certified

    High capacity battery

    Card reader

    NFC contactless payments


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    trustpilot review



      I needed to re arrange for a new terminal and had been with Worldpay for many years paying too much in charges, even though I went back to try and get a new deal with being an outstanding customer, this fell on deaf ears. So found First Payments and Matt listened to my business needs and has met every one.

      Trustpilot Review

      First Payments are a breath of fresh air, after having been with Worldpay for 6 years I was flabbergasted to learn how much I could save! The process was slick and clear from start to finish and I was kept informed every step of the way. Having been with them for 3 months now, I can not recommend them highly enough.

      Google Review

      Applied for the new Card Machine and straight away I had a call and application went in, within a matter of days all was approved and set up.
      Saving me a lot of money.

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