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Chip and PIN machine

What is a chip and PIN machine?

Chip and PIN machines, sometimes referred to as PDQ machines, have been used in the UK for almost twenty years. They protect customers from credit card fraud and counterfeiting by using a small computer chip and your personal identification number to accept card payments.

So, how do chip and PIN machines work? Simple, once a customer has entered their card into the machine, a request for authorisation is sent to the card issuer. If the card is approved, the customer enters their PIN and the transaction can be completed. Then, the credit card processor will request money from the card issuer and deposit it into the merchant account.

The unique chip and PIN authorisation process can be performed whether your terminal is online or offline — making it ideal for cafés and restaurants who want to accept payments away from their cash register.

The iZettle chip and PIN card reader

The iZettle Reader 2 is a mobile chip and PIN machine that also accepts contactless, Apple, Android and mobile pay. It has all-day battery life making it totally mobile.


Card payment transaction fee: 1.75%.

Sign up now and purchase the iZettle mobile chip and PIN card reader for only £291.

Thanks to iZettle, we can take hassle-free payments anywhere - in our créperie or when we’re out and about. iZettle gives us advantage over fellow traders and helps increase sales since customers sometimes are cashless. It’s awesome to be able to accept both credit cards and contactless payments!

Sweet & Savories – London, UK
  1. Price excluding VAT. Offer valid until 29.08.2019 for one (1) iZettle Reader per new business user. Ordinary card reader price £59 excl. VAT. Subject to availability. Additional terms and conditions apply. iZettle Dock and Reader are sold separately. Price includes a USB cable for charging. The cost for a wall plug is not included. Wall plugs are not currently offered for sale by iZettle.