payleven has announced the launch of its NFC capable Chip & PIN card reader — payleven Plus, including support for Apple Pay.
Business owners in the UK, Netherlands and France can purchase the new card reader online on payleven’s website, with more countries to follow during the next weeks. From December 8th, the card reader will also be available in retail locations, including Staples but also Apple stores in all ten European countries in which payleven is currently active. The new payleven Plus terminal will be available for £79.
Currently, there are 58 million contactless cards in circulation in the UK and more than £2.5bn was spent using contactless cards in the first half of 2015.
“We see a significant rise in contactless payments and ultimately an increasing demand for a cost-efficient card reader for European business owners”, says Konstantin Wolff, Co-founder and Managing Director of payleven. He adds: “Contactless payment technology opens the market further by making non-cash payments more relevant for segments with high frequency, low ticket transactions, like bakeries. We are happy to further advance the democratisation of card payments by extending new technology to SMEs.”
In 2013, payleven pioneered with the launch of its classic Chip & PIN card reader, which is currently available in eleven markets in Europe and South America. payleven’s card reader solution has no monthly fees and no contractual lock-in. Beyond card payments, the solution provides tools that help business owners simplify their daily business, such as sales reporting and the option to email customers their receipts.