Barclaycard Helps Small Businesses Trade Securely Online

Barclaycard and Powa Technologies have announced that they have teamed up to launch a new service to help Barclaycard’s small business customers trade online in a secure and optimised way. The new venture will provide business customers with an online presence, all the support they need to build or transfer an existing website and take secure payments online without incurring upfront set up costs.

When using the new service, Barclaycard’s small business customers will get:

  • Highly secure Card Payment Processing capability
  • Domain Name registration or Domain Name transfer
  • All the tools to create stunningly visual websites (including a Website wizard for businesses new to the web)
  • Website hosting
  • PCI DSS Level 1 compliant card payments facility
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Technical support

Edward Black, Head of e-Commerce at Barclaycard, said:

“Getting a business online can be daunting but with the market for online commerce growing at double digit rates, we feel this partnership with Powa will benefit our customers by enabling them to trade online quickly and effortlessly, opening up a valuable source of new revenue to their business.”

Dan Wagner, CEO of Powa, said:

“It is already obvious to most businesses that trading online is key to their future success. Powa and Barclaycard have taken the step of facilitating a safe, effective and powerful eCommerce solution that Barclaycard customers can quickly deploy without hassle and with confidence. It is a landmark initiative for UK businesses at the right time when so many companies are looking to drive their growth and new businesses can quickly get going without investment in infrastructure.”

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