Card Processing Solutions

Global Payments is partnered with Bira to deliver innovative card payment processing solutions for retailers. 

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The last few years have seen a swift shift in consumer behaviour. There has been a change in how consumers want to transact, including acceleration from cash to digital forms of payment.

As businesses continue to evolve to meet the needs of their customers in the world today, Global Payments is there to help you succeed. And, they’re the trusted payments partner to 3.5 million merchants in over 100 countries.

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Benefits to Bira members

As one of the leading worldwide providers of payment technology services approved service provider Global Payments has partnered with Bira to deliver innovative payment processing solutions and preferential terms, specifically designed for Bira members.

  • Ability to take payments in-store, online,
    mobile and more.
  • Access to all your card transaction data via the online portal.
  • Preferential pricing for Bira members - as low as 0.36% for debit cards and 0.95% for credit cards. 
  • No authorisation fees.
  • No monthly PCI Compliance Fees (Non-Compliance Fees still apply).
  • Next-day crediting with cleared funds (with participating banks).
  • Three months free terminal rental for new Global Payments customers to all Bira members.
  • Access to cashback facility.

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Strong Payment Authentication

SCA is a set of regulations that will change how consumers confirm their identity when making purchases. The purpose of SCA is to ensure that only  the legitimate cardholder can make payments. 

Download your Global Payments guide to Strong Customer Authentication

Payment Processing

Paying should be so simple your customers don’t have to think about it. We make that happen.
With access to over 140 payment methods, your customers can pay using the brands they know and trust.

Digital solutions

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Virtual Terminal

Authorise, process and manage card transactions over the phone in real-time, through the Virtual Terminal solution. Using any web browser, Virtual Terminal stops the need to store card details on your system as we’ll take care of payments within our PCI-DSS v3.2.1 compliant environment. You can store payment details for one-off or regular future transactions and issue refunds through a user-friendly interface.

Find out more about Virtual Terminal

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Create instant payment links to share with your customers and receive payments via our secure payment page – transforming any digital channel into a checkout. Global Payments PayLink simplifies secure payment links.


Find out more about Paylink

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Order & Pay at Table

Designed for the food and drink sector. Allow customers to order and pay at the table by scanning a QR code or get them to order ahead for collection or delivery. Reduce queues and waiting times – let your customers browse the menu, order and pay – all on their own connected mobile device.

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Online Payments

Global Payments online payment solution takes care of your checkout page completely. We host your payment page and store sensitive data in our PCI DSS v3.2.1 secure online payments environment. We also have integrations with most leading shopping carts.


Find out more about Online Payments


Face-to-face solutions


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Customers pay quickly and easily with Global Payments unobtrusive range of countertop, portable, and mobile easy-to-use card machines. With contactless technology and all major card brands accepted as standard, our feature-rich card machines have integrated solutions tailored to your needs, helping you run your business more smoothly.

Find out more about Terminals

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Mobile Pay

Whether your business is always mobile, or you need an extra payment terminal to help you manage queues, Global Payments have got you covered.
Simply turn your smartphone into a point-of-sale terminal with their Mobile Pay App and card reader.


Global Payments EPOS

Designed to suit businesses from hospitality to retail, the plug-and-play Global Payments EPOS is a fast, secure and reliable way to take card payments, saving you valuable time and effort.



Find out more about EPOS


Business solutions


Merchant Portal

Make more informed decisions, spot trends, pinpoint transactions, resolve disputes faster, manage multiple locations with ease and more – all with Global Payments Merchant Portal.


Global Payments make it easy to search for transaction data by card type, currency and transaction time so you can spot and act on common shopping trends. Put your data to work to get a better understanding of your customers and their spending patterns with our analytics suite.

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Interested in taking card payments?

Members only: Global Payments need a few details to get started in supporting your application.

Click here to fill out the form

Not yet a Bira member?

Join Bira today for just £17.08 + VAT per month to support the Government-level campaigning work we do for the independent sector, receive information on the latest legislative changes for retail and access unlimited legal support.

Plus, get access to over 30+ member benefits. 

Join Bira today