Guide

Business debit and credit cards

Introduction

Making purchases with plastic cards is a convenient and flexible option for many businesses.

The different types of card available - from debit, credit and charge cards to specialist purchasing cards - mean small-business owners don't have to carry large amounts of cash or a company chequebook. Staff purchases can also be effectively managed through the use of company payment cards.

Cards are widely accepted around the world and can help you keep close track of your expenditure. But with such a wide variety of cards on the market it can be hard to decide which is best for you.

This guide sets out the advantages and disadvantages of using company or corporate payment cards and gives advice on how to choose the right card for your business.