Nochex are offering half price merchant account sign-ups during May. Normally priced at Â£50 as a one-off set up fee, you can save Â£25 if you sign up before 31st May.
I’ve had a merchant account with Nochex for over a year now, and can definitely recommend them to anyone who doesn’t have a fully-fledged merchant account with their bank. Even if the majority of your payments come via Paypal, you never know when an alternative might come in useful: when Paypal’s not working, or for a customer who can’t or won’t use Paypal. If you have a Nochex merchant account, you can accept credit and debit cards directly – there’s no customer sign-up necessary. Moreover, their support staff are incredibly helpful, and website integration is a piece of cake.
And no, they’re not paying me to write this (though they’re welcome to if they like 😀 ).