For many small businesses, accepting payments online offers major benefits. Customers increasingly expect this facility and it can improve your cashflow significantly.
To accept cards online, you will have to make special banking arrangements. See find a bank to process your online payments.
Online payments using cards are 'card-not-present' transactions. There are higher risks of fraud with this type of payment and banks require you to operate within a well-defined set of rules.
This guide will help you to understand these requirements and assess the options available for taking advantage of online payments.