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EE and Square offer mobile payments to UK small businesses

Free Square Reader, with fee-free processing on first £1,000 of card transactions in person.

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EE has teamed up with Square to offer mobile payments to small businesses in the UK. EE’s small business users can get a free Square Reader and also fee free processing on the first £1,000 of transactions through the platform.

Available now, the partnership will give EE’s small business customers access to a free Square Reader, with fee-free processing on their first £1,000 of card transactions in person, online or over the phone. With Square, customers can accept touch-free payments in-person and online, quickly and securely.

Pete Oliver, Managing Director of SME, BT’s Enterprise Unit, said:

“We’ve seen how the Covid-19 pandemic has driven businesses of all shapes and sizes to embrace more digital tools, whether that’s remote working, engaging customers online or moving to cashless payments.”

“As the trend towards cashless payments continue to skyrocket, our EE small business customers can now not only benefit from the best connectivity with the UK’s no.1 network, but also have access to Square’s leading digital payment tools to help improve cash flow; arguably more critical today than ever before.”

Benefits of Square for EE business customers

As small businesses look for an accessible way to accept card payments anywhere, EE is helping with a simple way to get started. With this offer EE small business customers can:

  • Sign up to Square in a few minutes and accept payments the same day.
  • Create a professional, free online store with Square Online.
  • Take orders over the phone and send invoices to get paid fast.
  • Pay only when you process payments (1.75% for all in-person transactions including Visa, Mastercard and American Express, 2.5% for keyed in and online transactions). 
  • No hidden fees, no long-term commitments.
  • Get paid next business day as standard to optimise cash flow.

“During these challenging times SMEs need accessible and affordable tools,” said Pankaj Bengani, Global Partnerships Lead at Square.

“Partnering with EE means we can help more SMEs accept card payments with ease and simplicity. It’s essential businesses are equipped to sell wherever their customers are, and with Square, EE customers will be able to do this in-person and online.”

The offer forms part of BT’s recently launched Small Business Support Scheme. This scheme sees the company support the UK’s 5.8m small businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, via a range of new measures aimed at helping small businesses to boost their connectivity, cash flow and confidence.

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