Short term merchant accounts

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Libby James
Merchant Services Expert

Libby James is co-founder, director and an expert in all things merchant services. Libby is the go-to specialist for business with more complex requirements or businesses that are struggling to find a provider that will accept them. Libby is regularly cited in trade, national and international media.

Short term merchant services

Understandably some businesses do not want to be tied into lengthy contracts when accepting face to face card payments for a short period of time. Contracts with most mainstream account providers can tie merchants in for up to four years, and prove costly for seasonal businesses or companies who require a merchant account short-term.

Merchant accounts for events

Our advisors can help you find the best card machine for events organized in and around the UK and Europe. Credit card terminals can be hired for events lasting days, weeks or months. Our experts will discuss your business requirements with you and ensure you have the connection you need to accept payments anywhere, swiftly and with no hassle.


Card machines for trade events

Merchant wishing to maximizing sales and orders at trade events tend to use portable chip and pin machines. Enabling them to accept orders and deposits at the event, rather than having to follow up with sales calls from the office at a later date. Chip and pin machines can be hired for trade events for a number of days or weeks.


Card machines for pop-up shops

Pop-up shops and businesses have become increasingly popular within recent years. Merchants have short term solutions available to them in terms of mobile payments to widen client base and therefore increase sales. These are available on a short-term basis or longer if required.


Short term merchant account for seasonal businesses

Need a card machine for a few months of the year? Not a problem, our advisors work with seasonal businesses looking for credit card machines such as farm shops, seasonal sports attractions, theme parks and museums. Merchants seeking short term leasing chip and pin terminals have options available from a few weeks up to six-month hire.


Short term merchant account for a new business

With mainstream providers offering contracts lengths of up to four years, this can be rather off putting for a new business. Not only will rates be higher for a new company with no trading history, but signing a contract for four years can be disconcerting when you don’t know where your business will be by then. Having a short-term merchant account for a new business can be the perfect solution, meaning that you can re-assess your merchant account and provider at the end of your short-term deal and therefore apply for much more appealing rates, when you have transaction statements.

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Libby James

Libby James Co-founded Merchant Advice Service alongside David Bird in 2016. Her finance background, coupled with retail and customer service experience, gave Libby the drive to bring transparency and non-biased advice to the world of merchant services. Having come from the heavily regulated mortgage and insurance industry, Libby found it puzzling that other financial sectors lacked regulation and transparency leaving customers confused and unable to make informed decisions when it came to accepting card payments. This was soon to become Libby’s obsession!

With the help of some of the industry’s best, Libby began to research acquiring banks, complex terminology/regulation, and the problems customers experience within merchant services and payment gateway markets. She spent years on sourcing solutions for complex clients, which previously others were unable to assist with. Libby established relationships with brokers and banks which would soon form the cornerstone of Merchant Advice Service. As a result Libby has been featured in high-profile publications across the web.

Libby is proud to be the entrepreneur’s champion, supporting start-up businesses regularly. Her industry insights can often be found on LinkedIn where she provides free of charge advice and money saving pointers. It’s safe to say she has her finger on the pulse of everything card payments related.

Libby speaks of her experience in founding and running Merchant Advice Service…

‘Merchant Advice Service is one of my greatest achievements to date. We help business owners to overcome card processing issues which can become detrimental to their business. We assist SME’s in finding suitable card payments solutions, helping them create their vision. Each and every day is different, exciting and fore filling. As technology advances I can’t wait to see the way in which the merchant services market advances, and I’m pleased that our business will play a part in educating company owners along the way.’

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