Payment services business CreditCall, which announced its UK mobile payment plans at the end of 2011, has just launched its service to business owners. It’s been running a trial scheme in partnership with payment processor Elavon since January.
The Elavon MobileMerchant chip-and-PIN card reader is available with CreditCall’s CardEase Mobile technology, offering a payment device that connects via Bluetooth with Android or BlackBerrydevices.
Elavon MobileMerchant uses an EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) certified PIN pad and is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It links to an app on the merchant’s phone, although no sensitive card data is stored on the app, the card reader or the smartphone. The solution provides support for Chip and PIN cards, magnetic stripe cards and ‘card not present’ transactions.
Guy Harris, Managing Director of Elavon’s European operations, said “This solution is perfect for the thousands of very small, often mobile, businesses in the UK today. Such businesses have previously not been able to accept card payments easily or cost effectively. Not only does our solution enable mobile commerce but it has in-built EMV Chip and PIN security, so small business owners and their customers are fully protected.”