Writing about payments
and small businesses

Best practices for taking recurring payments

Having a carefully planned and executed payments strategy in place leads to better customer experience, increased customer retention, and, for larger businesses, creates potential for significant revenue uplift.

Insights on SaaS for Business: free e-Guide

The subscription economy has created a radical shift in how we work, with more companies than ever now relying on cloud-based platforms. In our free e-Guide, discover the major trends in B2B SaaS.

Choosing the right payments API: a beginner's guide

You’ve probably heard the term 'API' mentioned often. But what do APIs actually do and why are they so important? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics.

Taking payments from Europe with SEPA - an introduction

With a range of different payment habits, country-specific terminology and a choice of 24 different languages to operate in, the prospect of expanding your UK business across Europe may feel rather daunting.

The ideal client: Part 2 - Losing the bad clients and qualifying your prospects

It’s time to safeguard your valuable, highly profitable clients, root out the demanding and unprofitable ones, while learning to qualify new prospects to ensure they're the best fit for your firm's long-term growth strategy.

The ideal client: Part 1 - Getting the balance right

Every firm will have good and bad clients - what’s important is getting the balance right. Sometimes there’s more value in focusing on the right client type. We show you how.

Boosting charities with Direct Debit, technology – and more millennial donors

Many fundraising methods are old-fashioned, ignoring digital technology’s innovative methods of raising awareness and collecting cash. Greater use of tech-enhanced payment systems, including Direct Debit, could encourage more young people to donate.

Direct Debit: Powering up accounting software so businesses get paid on time

Avoid late payments by leveraging the combined power of Direct Debit and your favourite accounting software, for better cash flow every time.

Ice cream to fintech: 50 years of Direct Debit

Find out exactly how Direct Debit and ice-cream are connected, as we explore the long and interesting history of Britain’s favourite payment method.