Card machines

We've got a range of card machines that'll suit your business, whether you're out making deliveries or taking payments from behind the counter. Plus, we're waiving card machine hire fees until 2021.

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • American Express
  • Samsung Pay
  • Contactless Payments
Card machines

Meet our card machines

Clover Flex

The all-in-one POS system that helps you run your business on the move.

£21.99+ VAT per month*

Our card machines
  • Wi-Fi and 3G

  • Track your day to day sales

  • Range of handy apps and tools


The portable card machine that let's you take payments on the move.

£21.99+ VAT per month*

Ingenico Move
  • Wi-Fi or 3G

  • Track your day to day sales

  • Print receipts


The countertop card machine that plugs in and stays put.

£16.99+ VAT per month*

Ingenico Desk
  • Ethernet

  • Track your day to day sales

  • Print receipts

Decisons, Decisions...

Clover FlexIllustration of Clover Flex
Ingenico Move 5000Illustration of Ingenico Move 5000
Ingenico DeskIllustration of Ingenico Desk
ConnectivityWi-Fi and 3GWi-Fi and 3GEthernet
Total receiptsYesYesYes
Itemised receiptsYesNoNo
Email receiptsYesNoYes
Business tools
Sync with Tyl portalYesYesYes
Clover appsYesNoNo
12 month contractYesYesYes
Dimensions (mm)195 x 81 x 50169 x 78 x 57187 x 82 x 68
Weight (g)453320340

£21.99+ VAT per month*

£21.99+ VAT per month*

£16.99+ VAT per month*

LinksLearn more about Clover FlexLearn more about Ingenico Move 5000Learn more about Ingenico Desk

What's a card machine, and what's a card reader?

Card machines vs card readers

To be honest, card machines and card readers do pretty much the same thing - but we've explained the differences below.

Card machines: These are the typical chip & pin style machines you’d see if you went into any shop on the high street, with a screen and a PIN pad. When you need to pay, you can swipe your card or tap it on the machine.

Card readers: These tend to be much smaller and portable, with a very small screen and PIN pad that has a slot where your customer would put their card in. They’re great if you’ve got a relatively low turnover or if you need to take card payments temporarily.

    Card machine or reader?

    How to get started

    1. Get a personalised quote

      We'll give you an ultra simple quote based on what your business needs - with no hidden fees and a 12 month contract.

    2. Get your card machine

      Once you've been approved, your card machine will be winging its way to you asap. We'll aim to have it with you in 48 hours.

    3. Start taking payments

      And you'll get cash hitting your account the next business day - no more waiting ages for your money to clear.

    4. Watch your trading data come to life

      See all your sales and settlements up close and personal, and watch your data come to life on the Tyl Portal (which you get to use at no extra cost).

    Sound good?

    FAQs about card machines

    How much is a card machine?

    Each of our card payment machines are different, so it makes sense that they're different prices, too. If you're curious about costs, have a look at our comparison table. At the moment, we're waiving all card machine hire fees (for new and existing customers) until 1st January 2021, to support businesses through COVID-19.

    Why should I get a card machine?

    In previous years, people were way more likely to use cash rather than a newfangled PDQ machine (better known as a card machine these days). But recently people have started to use cash less and less, making debit and credit cards the most popular way to pay - even for really small purchases. And once contactless hit the scene in 2007, the use of cash declined even more. These days, with more customers than ever wanting to pay with a card, it's really important that you've got a card payment machine and you're able to take debit and credit card payments. Plus, you can use your card machine to take payments over the phone and accept online payments, too.

    Do card machines need Wi-Fi?

    That really depends on which card machine you go for and how you’d like to connect to the internet. You can use the Clover Flex with 3G and/or Wi-Fi, whereas with the Ingenico Move, it’s either 3G/GPRS or Wi-Fi – you’ll need to pick one. The Ingenico Desk is a countertop card machine, so it connects up with an Ethernet cable.

    What types of payments can my card machine take?

    Your card machine can accept loads of different payment types - including credit card payments and debit card payments from Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Contactless.

    Doing business at a distance?

    Online payments

    Need to start doing business online? Take card payments on your website, or send a link to your customers so they can pay you through a secure webpage.

    Phone payments

    You can take card payments securely on the portal, too. As long as you've got a phone and internet connection, you're ready to go.

    Have a question? We've got all the answers

    Switch and save

    If you fancy getting a bit more bang for your buck, switch to us today and you could save on your current rates. Curious? Ok, let's get switching.

    Help and support

    Everyone gets stuck sometimes. So if it happens to you, head to our FAQs. We’ve put together loads of helpful info and how-to videos to help you get set up, manage your account and sort basic issues with your card machines. Easy peasy.

    Call us

    Fancy a chat about getting started with Tyl? Fab - we can't wait. Our UK-based team is on:

    0345 901 0001

    We're open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (except bank holidays)