Telephone-based debit card payment systems Hinckley

Taking payments over the telephone

Do you take payment from customers over the telephone by credit or debit card, or would being able to do so improve your Hinckley-based business?

For many businesses, taking credit or debit card payments over the telephone is done by asking the customer to read out their card details.

Changes to card payment security

Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be possible to take card payments over the telephone from cardholders who read out their card details, regardless of whether you enter the credit or debit card details into a card machine or payment web site.

All personal data, including credit and debit card data, must be handled securely once the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on .

The problem for your business

This heightened security leaves a problem for small businesses that need to take payments over the telephone but do not have the resources to invest in a full-scale secure telephone-based credit and debit card payment system. It also creates an opportunity for you to get ahead of your competitors and introduce a secure automated payment system ahead of the rule changes.

As well as enabling you to take credit and debit card payments at your business premises, this is the ideal solution for taking credit and debit card payments at exhibitions.

Secure payment systems for small businesses

Our telephone-based card payment system is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It can be tailored to your business and at a very cost-effective price. Your customers will hear prompts personalised to your business guiding them through making their payment.

The payment system is fully automated, taking payments from your customers all day and night every day of the year without anyone ever having to read out their card details, which gives vastly-increased security over manual payment methods while giving you 24-hour-a-day trading. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.

The payment system complies with PCI DSS level 1 security standards, providing you with an effortless way of complying with the new standards combined with the ability to take credit and debit card payments 24/7. It comes with a full reporting package and can work with your existing merchant accounts.

PCI DSS compliance

If you take all your card payments using this credit card payment service and don't use a credit card machine of your own, you won't need to complete the annual PCI DSS compliance paperwork as it is this service that is PCI DSS compliant so your business doesn't need to be.

While your business might not specifically need to take credit card payments over the telephone, moving to a phone-based payment system means that you avoid the need for the annual PCI DSS compliance check.

Why choose SEP Business Services?

  • PCI DSS level 1 security compliant payment system
  • Continue to use your existing merchant
  • Reduce caller waiting times, and staff and management costs
  • Take payments 24/7
  • Customer SMS receipts
  • Completely customisable
  • Works with your existing telephone system
  • Integrates with your CRM system

Give it a try

See how this works with our free demonstration. The demonstration uses dummy card details so you won't be charged.

  1. Call 0115 671 1395. You will hear a series of automated prompts to guide you through the payment process.
  2. When asked for the amount, enter 2999 (£29.99) followed by #.
  3. When asked for the card number, enter 5100 0800 0000 0000 followed by #.
  4. When asked for the expiry date, enter 1020 followed by #.
  5. When asked for the security code, enter 123 followed by #.
  6. You will be asked to confirm the transaction by pressing 1.
  7. You will then be given a transaction reference code and payment is complete.

Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion of your requirements.

Call us on 0115 938 9685 or use our contact form.