17 Companies Embracing Mobile Payments in the UK

SumUp is a European mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company. With SumUp, merchants can accept credit and debit cards using their smartphones or tablets in a simple, secure and cost-effective way.

CratePay allows customers to receive and send international payments by accepting payments from hundreds of countries and withdraw from bank accounts, PayPal, Payza, Neteller, Skrill, bitcoin, SolidTrustPay, PerfectMoney and many others.

Paysafe Group is a global provider of payment solutions. It is trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars a year.

Skrill was acquired by Optimal Payments on March 23, 2015. It provides digital payments solutions to consumers and businesses around the world. From betting and trading to shopping to gaming, the company's online and mobile payment solutions help customers make payments when and how they want to.

Heliopay provides solutions for business and consumers in the exciting new world of digital payment systems ranging from tokenization, digital currencies, QR codes and NFC payment solutions.

Masabi is the developer of mobile ticketing technology for the transit sector.

Cake is a free mobile payment app that connects to a venue’s existing electronic point-of-sale (ePOS) system. Users can split or pay the bill in just a few taps.

Kayswallet is an independent UK-based payment and business consultancy that provides comprehensive payment solutions and gateways for all types of businesses. The company specializes in providing card-not-present (CNP) payment solutions, online merchant accounts, e-commerce solutions and consulting services for the global e-commerce markets. Kayswallet also provides terminal and point-of-sale (POS) solutions for UK clients.

Shopwave delivers enterprise-class iPad POS (point-of-sale) to enable connected, omnichannel retail. It features integrated payments, coupon capabilities, loyalty functions and an open application program interface (API).

Curve provides easy, secure and accessible payment solutions.

Squirrel is a financial well-being company that works in partnership with employers to empower employees to make better financial decisions. They partner with responsible employers to provide simple and intuitive tools to help people save, budget and manage their bills directly from their payroll.

RBK Money payment service is a platform for the implementation of transfers using a variety of methods, including bank cards, Visa and MasterCard, mobile and online payments; a wide network of offline branches and terminals as well as many other payment methods.

Infobip is an international IT and telecommunications company that specializes in cloud-based mobile services for businesses with its portfolio including professional SMS messaging solutions, push notifications and carrier billing. As a B2B company, it serves both mobile network operators and enterprises, notably banks, social networks and corporations.

Yoyo Wallet is an app that enables mobile payments and automated loyalty. The app collects consumer loyalty points automatically in the app and consumers can receive offers and promotions that are relevant to them from the retailers they favor.

PayBox is an innovative social payment network based within a mobile app platform that is set to revolutionize the way we manage group payments. They are now on the verge of a European launch and are going to provide a select group of VIP users with a unique opportunity to get free access & earn freebies.

Oxygen8 is a global provider of integrated mobile and voice solutions with offices in Australia, the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

Orderella is the app that gets you to the front of the queue faster than you can wave a tenner at the bartender. The Orderella founders have experienced it time and time again: overcrowding at the bar, service levels which cannot keep up with demand and time spent queuing rather than having a fun time out with your friends.

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