Screwfix claims to be the first UK trade supplier to stock the payleven Chip & PIN device, which enables tradespeople to process credit and debit payments anytime, anywhere.

Now tradespeople can buy a machine for card transactions, making it quicker, smarter and easier for them to receive payment for jobs they undertake during their busy working day – all you need is the machine and a smartphone.

payleven offers a low-cost way to accept card transactions and at Screwfix, the Chip & PIN reader costs £82.50 excluding VAT, and includes £27.50 of transactional credit equating to £1,000 of free transactions, after which tradespeople are charged a fee of 2.75% per transaction, with no monthly subscription.

The payleven reader is 100% mobile, working anywhere with 3G or Wi-Fi connection and links up via a mobile app with an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The reader is easy to setup and is as secure as the traditional card terminals with full Chip & PIN fraud protection and also meets the highest EMV and PCI security standards.

John Mewett, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “We are delighted to be the first UK trade supplier to be stocking the payleven device. Offering convenience to our customers is really important to us and as tradespeople need to be able to process card payments securely this device allows them to do just that.

“It’s often the case that many tradespeople are called out to fix or repair urgent jobs, and payleven allows their customers to pay without worrying about having the cash or digging out their cheque book. It also means that the tradesperson is paid instantly, without the worry of carrying large amounts of cash around, or making a trip to the bank. We envisage this new, secure and innovative product to be extremely popular with tradespeople as it will definitely make their day-to-day job easier.”

The payleven device will be stocked in Screwfix and sister brands Plumbfix and Electricfix from August, and tradespeople will be able to purchase the device online, over the phone, or in store.

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