Merchant Acquiring Service

Enjoy next-business-day settlement of your customers’ debit and credit card payments, with award-winning* support from one of Europe’s largest payment acquirers.

Our payment-acquiring service will process debit and credit card payments into your Santander Corporate and Commercial Current Account on the next business day. If your card payments are processed through an alternative bank, your funds will be available in three business days. Working in partnership with Elavon, one of Europe’s largest payment acquirers, we can provide you with a system that will enable your customers to pay you as easily as possible, whether you’re receiving funds in person, online, through the post or over the phone.

Winner of the 2012 Cards and Payments award for ‘Best Merchant Acquiring Initiative’, Elavon offer competitive rates that could save you money if you’re switching from your existing supplier. Their engineers can install a payment terminal that best suits your needs, from e-commerce functionality to every kind of countertop terminal, from dial-up, internet-enabled, or mobile wireless. You can also monitor your account at any time of the day or night through either Elavon’s 24-hour support team or iMerchantConnect, a free online reporting tool that allows you to view your account, check deposits, manage settled batches and download your transaction history. Of course, Elavon also maintains stringent risk management and fraud prevention tools, so you can rest assured that your business and cardholder data is secure.

Our Merchant Acquiring Service supports multi-currency transactions and can help improve your business with international customers by allowing them to pay in their native currency. You can also earn extra revenue by sharing a percentage of the currency conversion rates.

And why not attract new customers with our electronic gift card option, which you can use to promote your business, increase revenue and reduce the cost of paper gift certificates.

Key features:

  • Improved cashflow – access to your funds on the next business day
  • Free guidance available around the clock
  • Earn extra revenue for foreign currency transactions
  • Manage your account online with our free reporting service
  • Robust security and advanced fraud protection. 


* Winner 2012 Card and Payments Awards 
Best Merchant Acquiring Initiative for International Payment Processing Platform and IP Gateway.

Elavon Financial Services registered address:
Meridien House 69-71 Clarendon Road Watford Hertfordshire WD17 1DS United Kingdom


Where Next?

Suitable for

Any business that accepts debit or credit card payments, whether face-to-face, online, through the post or over the phone.


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