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Paypal

Paypal is considered as the world’s best trusted, popular and preferred brand among payment gateways. It is also UK’s number…

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Stripe

Stripe is a well -known Irish American financial service and software company that has its dual headquarters situated at Dublin…

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Braintree

Braintree is owned by PayPal but the company operates mostly like an independent entity from its parent company likewise. Braintree…

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Worldpay

Worldpay is UK’s biggest payment service provider and offers everything we need, in store and over the phone also. It…

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Cardstream

Cardstream is the only company in UK to have providing a fully independent white label payment gateway to consumers. It…

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1.Paypal

Paypal is considered as the world’s best trusted, popular and preferred brand among payment gateways. It is also UK’s number one most preferred payment gateways.  Paypal was first founded in 1998 and since then its has been running successfully throughout the country. It is present in more than 200 markets across the globe and also has more than 360 million active customers presently using it. It accepts 100 different currencies from worldwide and also supports almost every international credit card and debit card. The companies that commonly use Paypal are Amazon, Goldsmiths, Little woods etc. Recently they had won Webby award and Webby People’s choice award in 2006 for their outstanding customer performance. 

Features of Paypal
  • Easily set up
  • All international cards are accepted
  • Prevents fraud
  • Price plans are flexible
  • Offers buy now and pay later offers
  • Most reliable
Pros of Paypal 
  • Possible to pay with paypal account directly
  • Accepts international card and payments
  • Recurring payments are supported 
Cons of Paypal
  • High fee charge for low volume merchants
  • Customization is possible only on expensive versions

 

2.Stripe

Stripe is a well -known Irish American financial service and software company that has its dual headquarters situated at Dublin and San Francisco. Stripe is somewhat different from other payment gateways in UK because it offers payment gateway with a range of API’s. This gives us full control of the look and feel of the payment pages which enables us to create a great shopping experience. Stripe has most recently gained utmost popularity in UK because of its transparent pricing systems. It is designed for gateway in UK and it offers payment with several ranges of API’s. Stripe is also customizable to look based on our stores designs and helps to have a good and comfortable shopping experience. It accepts all international credit and debit cards and payments can be made in more than 100 currencies.  Major companies like Google, Shopify, Amazon and Wayfair work with Stripe. 

Features of Stripe
  • PCI complaint
  • Live sales Reporting 
  • All international cards are accepted
  • Prevents fraud
  • Price plans are flexible
  • Most reliable
  • Flexible invoice
Pros of Stripe
  • Simple, transparent pricing
  • Accepts international card and payments
  • Payment gateway can be customized easily
  • Designed suitable for all business sizes
Cons of Stripe
  • Must have technical knowledge
  • Not suitable for use in physical stores
  • Customization is possible only on expensive versions

 

3.Braintree

Braintree is owned by PayPal but the company operates mostly like an independent entity from its parent company likewise. Braintree operates differently from PayPal in the sense it provides that they are not talking about a direct alternative. In contrasts to many companies, Braintree does not aggregate multiple merchants. The gateway is also highly customisable designed for programmers and tech savvy businesses owners. Braintree offers online payment gateway that’s designed in order to integrate with all kinds of e-Commerce platforms across UK. It enables small and medium businesses to accept payment through their website as well as mobile app. The company initially started along with Paypal but is now working as a independent subsidiary. It is one of the most used payment gateways worldwide with more than 300 billion transactions. Payment process is very easy as it uses credit card, debit cards and ACH payments. Braintree has fraud free protection for all merchants and extra security features also. 

Features of Braintree
  • Accepts all type of cards like credit, debit card and gift card.
  • Allows customer to pay with simple phone number
  • Accepts transfer from 26 different currencies
Pros of Braintree
  • Braintree has affordable pricing plan
  • Offers higher level of fraud and charge protection
  • Available in many countries
Cons of Braintree
  • Does not offer software development kits
  • Must have technical knowledge
  • Development work required to intergrate braintree
  • Fund can be held for long periods

 

4.Worldpay

Worldpay is UK’s biggest payment service provider and offers everything we need, in store and over the phone also. It offers one of the best robust payment gateways in the industry but default design is dated for it though. Worldpay is one of UK’s leading payment gateway provider that processes half of all the payments taking place in the UK. Worldpay now has more than 20,000 customers who are using the app as the number one payment gateway. Also Worldpay is leading in UK with close to 7.9 billion transactions processed as of 2017. Worldpay also provides online transactions and payments is received through credit /debit cards and also E-Wallets. Due to its efficiency Worldpay is used in both small business enterprises and large enterprises and business companies. This payment gateway also provides a virtual terminal that allows us to capture payments from customers through phone and is also possible to keep a track of all payments using real time reporting. 

Features of Worldpay
  • Secure payment can be done
  • All cards are accepted
  • Price plans are flexible
  • Real time reporting provided
Pros of Worldpay 
  • Offers virtual facilities
  • Recurrent billing
  • ACH payment processed
  • Payment solutions available to both small and large enterprises
 Cons of Worldpay  
  • Slightly expensive
  • Not ideal for small business
  • Includes contract and termination fee. 

 

5.Cardstream

Cardstream is the only company in UK to have providing a fully independent white label payment gateway to consumers. It is an independent company with various connections and network which can help us get set up if we don’t already have one. The system accepts card payments on its website and also provides real time virtual terminal so that payments can also be made through email. The main difference with Cardstream is that its entirely independent of banks and other payment companies that process card payments which means that we can use cardstream as our online payment gateway regardless of which bank is holding our card. 

Features of Cardstream
  • Create a fully branded gateway page on chosen URL
  • Allows to take payments over phone
  • Alternative payments include PayPal, Apple pay, Masterpass.
  • Secure payment can be done
  • All cards are accepted
  • Price plans are flexible
  • Real time reporting provided
Pros of Cardstream
  • Fully customizable
  • No setup fees
  • Offers virtual facilities
  • Recurrent billing
  • ACH payment processed
  • Payment solutions available to both small and large enterprises
Cons of Cardstream  
  • Fees not publicly disclosed
  • 12 month contract
  • Slightly expensive
  • Not ideal for small business
  • Includes contract and termination fee.