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Integrated Payment Systems – finding the right digital solution

In our recent blog, Integrated Payment Systems, digital solutions where size no longer matters, we discussed the benefits of joined up systems for companies of all sizes. In this blog we consider why businesses simply stop at a standalone card accepting system when there are many other options available. Integrating systems yields many more benefits – so how can this be accessed and […]

January 05 2022
CIP reach final in two categories at the prestigious Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards

We are delighted to have attended and to have been announced as runners up in last nights prestigious ‘Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards’. Building on our success over the last few years, we were recognised in two categories – “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Small Business of the Year”. The recognition received by being finalists […]

December 17 2021
Integrated Payment Systems – digital solutions where size no longer matters

Credit card usage has grown exponentially since the launch of Barclaycard in 1966 and card payments overall from the first debit card, also from Barclays, in 1987.  The move from paper vouchers to electronic processes led to greater growth in businesses offering card acceptance but entry and fixed monthly costs still meant that, until relatively recently, […]

August 17 2021
Synchronised lending helps merchants fund improvements and keep the cash flowing…

As the high street once again opens up to customers without restrictions, retailers’ thoughts will soon turn to restocking, upgrading and investing in new staff, fixtures and fittings.  Now, thanks to CIP Capital, a new partnership between Card Industry Professionals (CIP) and YouLend, CIP merchants can access funding quickly and effortlessly, to help make improvements […]

July 21 2021
UK Fintech Awards Shortlisting…

We are excited to announce that CIP have been shortlisted for 2 awards at the UK Fintech Awards 2021! ‘Online Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Trainee of the Year’ for Beth our Junior Product Manager! This is another great achievement for CIP in what has been a challenging time for many, including ourselves – we are proud of all those […]

June 01 2021
From Tip to Toe…Cycling challenge to raise money for Mind charity

Mental Health is a very important part of everybody’s lives right now. Throughout the last 12 months, all age groups have had restrictions and enforced changes to daily routines, education, career progression, family events and their futures. Every day we hear of people battling with their mental health, whether that be in the mainstream media, […]

May 13 2021
Forbes 30 Under 30 for our founder…

Forbes has recognised Ciaran Savage, founder and Director of UK-based Card Industry Professionals, as one of the ones to watch in Europe in their ‘Class of 2021’. They feature Ciaran in the Finance category in this year’s ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Europe’ list.  Being named in such a prestigious title is a testament to the […]

April 08 2021
4 Steps to check your card terminal before reopening…

The time has come…Businesses are reopening from 12th April!  There’s probably lots on your mind as you get your business ready to reopen, one of the things we didn’t want you to miss from your list is your payment terminal. We’ve put together a few handy tips so you’ll have a smooth reopening. Good luck […]

April 08 2021
CIP appoints first Non–Executive Director

Card Industry Professionals (CIP) has appointed Mark Westwell as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board. Mark has had an extensive career in international banking, including previous roles at JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan Ltd and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. He has a track record of helping companies to grow, […]

March 26 2021
Celebrating International Women’s Day

A huge shout out to all of the fantastic women working here at CIP who continue to support, champion and help the business grow. A special mention to Lyn our Operations Director. Lyn has dedicated herself to the UK payments industry for more than 20 years, helping to build, shape and structure the direct ISO […]

March 08 2021