This blog features insights, views and expertise from our people at NetPay, and occasionally guest blogs from clients and other thought leaders looking at card and online payments. We cover a broad range of topics, from tips about using your terminal to trends in the financial marketplace.

Are Brick and Mortar Stores Dead? »
October 30, 2019 11:05 am

Introduction To begin this blog, I will define what brick and mortar means, this is for clarity and to make…

Contactless Cards »
October 16, 2019 9:53 am

Introduction The payments industry has changed and developed drastically in the last 10-20 years and cash has been reduced to…

Halloween – Globalisation »
October 3, 2019 9:41 am

In the past, the business of Halloween was pretty much limited to the US and in 2018, the total consumer…

The impact of Thomas Cook on the card payments industry »
September 24, 2019 3:29 pm

Sat at Dalaman Airport yesterday evening on the way home from a holiday there were a few other flights due…

PDQ Machines »
September 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Introduction Firstly, in this blog, I will break down the term PDQ machine to try to help the reader fully…

Merchant Accounts Explained »
September 3, 2019 8:15 am

Explaining what a merchant account is, is crucial for businesses wanting to accept all forms of payments and therefore the…

How supermarkets ‘trick’ us »
September 10, 2019 11:20 am

Supermarkets are places that we as the general public visit regularly, for obvious reasons. Generally, as we are shopping, we…

The Real Price of Cheap Clothing »
August 22, 2019 9:42 am

With global warming and the environment becoming such a hot and widely discussed issue, an aspect that needs consideration is…

Tokenization Explained »
August 9, 2019 10:11 am

Tokenization has been a bit of a buzzword in the payment industry for a little while now. We’ll look to…

What are EPOS Systems – Part 2 »
July 31, 2019 10:36 am

Whilst the EPOS systems available may vary substantially, leading solutions have undergone years of development and refinement, to such an…

What are EPOS Systems – Part 1 »
July 25, 2019 12:48 pm

In this blog, we are going to cover EPOS Systems, what they are and the positives and negatives surrounding EPOS….

Parent Spending During the School Holidays – Information and Advice to Help Save »
July 18, 2019 11:27 am

The school year is about to finish as “most schools in England will break up on 15 July” ( and…

Festivals’ Environmental Impact and What Attendees Can Do? »
July 3, 2019 2:49 pm

After the Biggest music festival in the UK (Glastonbury) and on the eve of Wireless festival – the festival season…

UK Rental Rises – its Cause and Effects »
June 28, 2019 1:27 pm

The state of the housing and renting industry is very volatile and fluctuates. However, renting has increased across England and…

What is Merchant Services? »
June 17, 2019 9:45 am

Introduction to Merchant Services The term ‘Merchant Services’ can initially be confusing, especially if you are not working within this…

Cashless Payment Developments »
June 6, 2019 2:33 pm

Cashless payments are grasping an ever-increasing percentage of the market and the potential to go cashless isn’t in the too…

Music Festivals & Business Opportunities »
May 22, 2019 8:17 am

Festival season is coming up and there are many opportunities involved with this massive industry that businesses can tap into….

25 years of digital advertising »
May 9, 2019 1:51 pm

The History of Digital Advertising – On its 25th Anniversary Digital marketing has turned 25 years old this year, which…

Ever wondered what the average cost of a night out in the UK is? »
March 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Well,  according to a recent report which monitors changes in the evening and late night business sector, the answer is –…

Does the weather affect our spending patterns? »
February 26, 2019 3:25 pm

Ever wondered why on some days you spend a lot but other days you don’t? Well, this may, in fact,…