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2016 - click to hide news

September 2016 - Takeaway & Restaurant Expo 2016

Restaurant Tech Live 27th - 28th September, ExCeL London

On the 27th & 28th September the Takeaway & Restaurant Expo will take place at ExCeL London, and Nochex is exhibiting. You can find us at stand 1045 talking about online payments, and how Nochex can help your business save money and grow!

We work with a variety of different takeaways and restaurants, so we're certain there will be a solution for your business. To see how we can help, Click here

July 2016 - Rothwell Harriers Canal Run

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Rothwell Harriers, the Leeds based running club, has announced the launch of its popular of Canal Run on Tuesday 5th July 2016. The Canal Run, which includes two 5k races and a 1.5 mile fun run attracts runners from all around Leeds, West Yorkshire and beyond.

The Run is being organised on behalf of charity, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Jane Tomlinson was a Rothwell Harrier herself and there continues to be a strong association between the club and the charity set-up in her name.

Each runner will receive a medal for taking part, and 5k runners receive a specially designed kitbag and tech t-shirt. The 5k races are limited to 400 people, and the fun run to 200 people. Places are filling up fast, and interested runners have been encouraged to sign up on the Rothwell Harriers website.

Click here to read the full article...

March 2016 - Withdrawal of the V.me by Visa service

Withdrawal of the V.me by Visa service

What's happened?

In September 2015, Visa Inc took the decision to close its V.me electronic wallet service in Europe. On the 24th February 2016, Visa Inc announced that it will withdraw its support for the V.me service on the 30th March 2016.

What does this mean?

The withdrawal of the V.me service means that it will no longer be an option for payment. We suggest that you remove any references to the V.me service from your website in order to avoid confusion. You can obtain a Nochex payment logo, without the V.me brand here.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact operations@nochex.com

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SEPTEMBER 2015 - PCI DSS - Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - We're Level 1!

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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 is a compulsory standard for leading banks and financial institutions worldwide including Nochex.

The security of cardholder data effects everybody. A breach or theft of cardholder data affects the entire payment card environment. Trust is a very important factor for merchants and financial institutions.

So we're just giving you a quick reminder that we are a Level 1 service provider!

Following PCI security standards is good business, such standards help ensure healthy and trustworthy payment card transactions for the hundreds of millions of people worldwide that use their cards every day.

For more information on the Nochex PCI DSS Status Click here to read the full article.

JUNE 2015 - NOCHEX LAUNCH JOINUP! FOR MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATIONS

Multi-Seller Account

In response to an increasing number of Nochex account holders that are also membership organisations, such as sports clubs and activity groups, Nochex has developed its JoinUP! solution with Forty Plus Cycling, a cycling club for people who are forty years old and above. The solution allows organisations to receive application forms and membership fees online and at the same time. The solution removes the need to download and print out paper forms, finding an envelope and a postage stamp, writing a cheque and then posting; and, for club organisers, gets rid of all that paperwork and replaces it with a simple mechanism for managing club membership and banking membership fees.

January 2015 - Nochex Multi-Seller Account signals exciting times ahead for e-commerce

Yorkshire based payment processor Nochex is now offering a unique solution for business owners who want to start a marketplace.

Multi-Seller Account

The new account is called a Multi-Seller Account and allows merchants to sign up sub-merchants who sell through their website. This innovative new service allows the business owner to form a hand-picked collection of quality sellers and let Nochex worry about the payments.

Recent years have seen ventures such as Just Eat shoot to success on similar platforms. New businesses are regularly popping up from ambitious entrepreneurs aiming to replicate the Just Eat platform.

Commenting on this exciting new service, Alistair Mason, Marketing Coordinator at Nochex said:

The Multi-Seller Account is a great way to set up a business. Spirit Boutique are a fantastic example of a Multi-Seller Account in action. Since being set up it has grown and grown. We are constantly receiving applications from new merchants wanting to join the Spirit Boutique revolution. Their website is fantastic and is host to a fantastic collection of boutique designers.

Spirit Boutique was set up with a Multi-Seller account in 2012 and has been used as a pilot scheme for the new account. With Spirit Boutique Nochex has been able to thoroughly test and develop the Multi-Seller account in order to create the ultimate marketplace platform.

As Nochex take care of the sign ups and the payments, the merchant can focus on attracting new consumers and merchants. This provides a profitable model for entrepreneurs looking to build such a business. This announcement signals exciting times ahead for anyone looking to start an online marketplace.

Read more about the Nochex Multi-Seller account at: https://www.nochex.com/prod/multi-seller-payments/


2014 - click to hide news

November 2014 - Self-Made Entrepreneur Ria Thomas Develops Bedroom Project into Successful High Street Shop

Siop Ria is a great story of a self-made entrepreneur developing a bedroom project into a successful business.

Welsh born Ria Thomas graduated from Manchester Metropolitan in 2002 with a first class degree in Contemporary Crafts. Upon returning home to her parents' house in Bala, North Wales, she found herself unable to find a graduate job in a bleak economic climate. Ria had a passion for making things and didn't want to lose sight of her dream so she started designing handmade greetings cards from the comfort of her bedroom.

Ria's talent was obvious and these cards were hugely popular among friends and family. She supplied local shopkeepers who found that her cards would fly off the shelf. Demand was growing. Word spread and soon everyone wanted her crafts. This self-run business grew enough for Ria to move out of her bedroom and open a shop on Bala high street.

In her store, Siop Ria, she sells a variety of handmade arts and crafts alongside other unique items she has discovered from around the world. Her shop has its own studio allowing her to give full reign to her creative nature and make a variety of bespoke cards, jewellery and personal gifts.

In 2013 Siop Ria expanded even further, this time into the online market. There are a number of obstacles to overcome in becoming an online retailer. With online card fraud totalling ??110 million in the first six months of 2014 alone*, it is more important than ever for retailers to exercise vigilance when accepting payments.

Ria set up a merchant account with payment processor Nochex who dealt with the tricky business of handling transactions allowing Ria to focus on running her shop. Nochex set Ria up with an account within a couple of days enabling her to start accepting payments securely in no time. A year on and business is booming. Siop Ria is a bustling part of Bala high street and the online store is thriving.

Find Siop Ria online at: http://www.siopria.co.uk/

November 2014 - Sunderland Business: Sexy Bars UK finds Success as Bespoke Gift Idea

Clare Allen's Sexy Bars UK is a Sunderland success story that sell tailor made bars for home use. Buying a home bar is a growing trend among homeowners looking to bring the fun of the pub into the comfort of their home.

In the early days, word of mouth was a key catalyst to their success and Clare quickly built a reputation for quality design and good service. Buyers love throwing parties to show off their new bars to envious friends who would go on to buy a Sexy Bar for themselves.

Having built a reputation for good quality in the North East, Clare decided to take on the daunting task of selling online. In 2013 Sexy Bars opened an online merchant account with payment processor Nochex enabling them to trade online. A year later Clare has more orders than she can shake a stick at; business is booming.

Sexy Bars has grown into a thriving online retailer. Home bars have turned out to be a hugely popular gift idea amongst couples. Boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives love giving bars as gifts for their other halves. Buying a bar for a spouse is a cheeky way of getting something both partners can enjoy.

With Christmas coming up we spoke to Sexy Bars UK owner Clare as she approaches her busiest time of the year.

"Christmas is always a busy time for Sexy Bars, we deliver bars right up to Christmas Eve. The great thing for nearby customers is there is also the option of local collection. We're actually working on a beautiful bespoke model for a local man this week. It's a very stylish bar called the 'Lit Bar' with blue lighting. We are making it larger than the normal model to suit his newly completed games room. The bar is always the icing on the cake and completes our customer's home projects, it's a delight to see our bars in situ, some customers send us a picture of themselves enjoying their bar - lucky them!

We have had a range of customers over the years since 2007 when we started trading in a tiny workshop in High Street East, from Premiership footballers, to customers with holiday homes, one family bought a bar for their Washington home and another for their holiday pad in Lanzarote, we well wrapped that bar alright! It arrived safe and sound.

We sell online and all our bars are available at www.sexybars.moonfruit.co.uk

Sexy Bars UK are currently running a one off sale on their newest model 'The Saturn Black' a sleek long length fully glossed bar that is available with customised illumination including colour changing lights to add that extra sparkle to your Christmas festivities. The colour change model is currently on offer at ??320, normally £399.

Contact Sexy Bars UK at: 07432287177

October 2014 - Nochex Announce PCI DSS Level 1 Version 3.0 Certification

Nochex, the UKs leading independent online payment service provider with thousands of trading merchants, is proud to announce it is among the first payment methods in the UK to fully comply with new rules regulating the security of online card payments. The new standards are obligatory from 2015 but Nochex has ensured it remains one step ahead of the competition by certifying early.

PCI Press Release

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 is a compulsory standard for leading banks and financial institutions worldwide including Nochex. It was set up to help businesses process card payments securely and reduce card fraud by protecting sensitive card holder information. Any organisation that handles, stores or transmits card payments or cardholder information must meet these standards. Leading firms such as Nochex are assessed annually to ensure they have correctly applied this stringent set of standards to their cardholder environment.

Every three years the standard is updated to make sure it stays abreast of the latest security requirements. The most recent update (version 3.0) was released in November 2013 and becomes mandatory in 2015. Nochex made the decision to become compliant early to ensure it maintains the highest levels of security for its merchant account customers and consumers. In doing so Nochex has become one of the first UK based organisations to achieve compliance.

Nochex Chief Executive Officer, Martin Greenbank says "Nochex is delighted to have passed its assessment. Security is of paramount importance to a payment service like ours which is why we were so keen to be assessed against the most up to date version of the standard. It was a demanding exercise but the last thing we want is for our customers to be at risk. Being among the first really is the icing on the cake. We strive to be the very best at everything we do and obviously security is no exception."

As internet shopping grows more popular, so, regrettably, does internet fraud grow more common. According to figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK*, in the first six months of 2014 alone £110m was lost to credit card fraud in the UK. This emphasises how vital it is for a trusted payment method like Nochex to continue to invest in security.

Nochex Chief Technical Officer, Andrew Baiden adds "Criminals are getting more sophisticated and each day seems to bring a different challenge. Card security is about being pro-active. You have to adapt all the time to stay secure, which is why we completed our assessment earlier than needed. Protecting our customers' data is crucial to us. We don't just complete the assessment and then rest for the next 12 months; security is a 24/7 job and we are continually working to improve to ensure that we can help stop fraud before it happens."

About Nochex

Nochex is a UK-based provider of online payment solutions that is trusted by businesses and consumers around the world to process their payments. Small and medium-sized enterprises use the Nochex payment solution to simplify how they accept and settle online credit and debit card payments. The Nochex payment service helps businesses start trading quickly and safely. Being an independent provider has allowed the company to support tens of thousands of merchants around the UK across a wide range of industries.

*“Customers urged to be vigilant as fraudsters increase scam attacks”, 12 September 2014


February 2014 - Nochex is proud to sponsor Notton Cricket Club

Nochex are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring Notton Cricket Club.

Nochex is proud to sponsor Notton Cricket Club

Notton cricket club is the resident team of Notton, an idyllic village between Barnsley and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, known for its annual gala on the cricket field. The club consists of two senior sides which train on Saturday and fosters a friendly atmosphere in which new members are always welcome.

In 2013, the First XI were Division 5 Champions of the Pontefract & District Cricket League. Upcoming fixtures include the First XI playing in 4th Division against Garforth on 19th April and against Monk Bretton on 26th April and the Second XI playing in 8th Division against Garforth on 19th April and against Peglers on 3rd May.

For more information about Notton Cricket Club please see their website www.pitchero.com/clubs/nottoncc or follow them on twitter @NottonCC.


January 2014 - Nochex introduce new Visa service!

Visa and Nochex are co-operating on the launch of Visa's new V.me service. This is great news for merchants, as it further extends the wide range of options your customers have for paying you using Nochex.

V.me is an electronic wallet service provided by world-wide card network Visa.

The new service will be a great benefit as your purchasers will be among the very first in the UK to be able to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

The V.me service will allow buyers to set-up their own electronic wallets that they can use to securely store their various card details. This means that when they need to make a payment online, they select the V.me option and don't need to enter their card details again. In this way payments will be quicker, easier, and more secure.

Nochex' account holders do not need to do anything to accept these payments; all the effort required to facilitate merchants to receive payments will be done as part of our integration procedure with V.me.

If you have a question about this or any other question about Nochex, please contact your account manager or our support line.


January 2014 - Nochex launch new MasterCard service!

MasterCard and Nochex are working together to launch the MasterPass service as an additional payment option on Nochex.

MasterPass is a payment service provided by global card network MasterCard.

The new service will be a great benefit to you as your customers will be among the very first in the UK to be able to take advantage of this exciting new product.

MasterPass' service will allow shoppers to create their own electronic wallets, which they can use to safely store all their card details. This will mean that when they want to make an online payment, they choose the MasterPass option and won't have to re-enter their card details. In this way card payments will become faster, simpler, and safer.

Nochex' account holders will not have to do anything to accept these payments; all of the work needed to enable merchants to accept payments will be completed as part of our integration process with MasterPass.

If you have a question about this or any other question about Nochex, please contact your account manager or our support line.


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November 2013 Nochex launches the Nochex Marketplace

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We are delighted to launch the Nochex marketplace! Our online marketplace is where you can find the best products from a wide selection of Nochex merchants all in one place. From boutique necklaces to whiskey cakes, our merchants have been quickly adding some of their finest products, often with exclusive Nochex discounts.

Nochex merchants can find more information on how to get their products on the marketplace here.

The Nochex marketplace can be accessed from our homepage or by clicking here. If youre looking for something more than the high street, check it out for great bargains from top independent businesses.


April 2013 Nochex wins an Experian Hitwise Award again!

Experian Hitwise, the leading global online competitive intelligence service provider, has recognised another busy year for Nochex by conferring upon us the award for the second consecutive year. The awards are presented to organisations for the outstanding performance of their websites and once again Nochex is in amongst the exalted company of Apple, John Lewis and Nike as an Award Winner.

Martin Greenbank, CEO of Nochex, said "We are delighted to have won the Experian Hitwise Award for a second straight year. This Award shows that all the good work we have done to develop our service over the past year has paid off and we are powering ahead as a major player in the UK payments market. We thank all our merchants, our shoppers, and our dedicated Nochex-team for their impressive commitment in building-upon the very high standard of service we have achieved."


March 2013 - Moving on up - mobile friendly payments are here

For people who use their mobile phone or device, paying for goods and services has never been simpler or easier to do, thanks to Nochex. improved mobile friendly payment pages. These pages are compatible with iPhones, Android based devices, Blackberry's, and Windows' phones.

The pages are a lot clearer to view on phones and should allow shoppers to make their payments a lot more easily and quickly.

Nochex' Chief Technical Officer Andrew Baiden says "We continually look to improve our service and we work very closely with our Merchants to identify ways in which we can help them to increase their trading. Having implemented this change to improve the experience for customers using mobile devices we have already seen a marked increase in the number of payments our merchants receive".

We will shortly be releasing a facility to allow merchants to customise their mobile payment pages. Merchants will then be able to add a fixed size logo, set their background colour choices, and make their payment pages look like an integral part of their website.

If you would like to see the new pages and appreciate the difference they make, try out the link below on both your mobile and desktop PC:

https://secure.nochex.com?merchant_id=ukgadgetsrus-demo&amount=5.00

This new application is set-up so that merchants do not need to do anything in order to begin seeing the improvement. If you have any questions about this or any other aspect of your service, please contact your account manager.


February 2013 - Nochex makes the impossible, possible with American Express!

Leading online payment enabler, Nochex, has got together with the world's largest card issuer by purchase volume to offer merchants an exciting new way to get paid. Account holders who choose to accept payment by American Express will be able to do more business by providing access to their loyal high spending Cardmembers.

Peter Lyster, marketing manager of Nochex, said "The decision made by American Express to work with Nochex is a marvellous endorsement of the hard work we have put in over the past two years to reposition Nochex as the leading domestic provider of online payment services. We are pleased to be working with American Express and look forward to opening up significant new business opportunities for our merchants both here and overseas as a result of our link up".

AMEX Now Welcome!


January 2013 - Nochex offer FREE Merchant Account & Payment Gateway

As part of its commitment to put customers' first, leading internet payment enabler Nochex is offering its entry-level UK Trader internet merchant account free of set-up charge until the end of February 2013. This makes Nochex unique in terms of offering a merchant account free both of set-up charge and monthly fee.

Peter Lyster, marketing manager of Nochex, said "Nochex is noted for helping start-up businesses to get on to their own two feet. We recognise that would be entrepreneurs are feeling the pinch post-Christmas, and we want to do our bit to help them get going. Along with the launch of our mobile website in December, we are seeing the fruits of our strategy review last year".


2012 - click to display news

Nochex in half marathon

Nochex is proud to announce that we are taking part in the Half Marathon Corporate Event in Leeds on 13th May. As part of our continued support for a number of great charities, all donations will be made to Andrea Gift, which specialises in Brain Tumour Research and Support. If you would like to make a donation Click here.

Nochex Charity race

March 2012 - Changes to Nochex' Payment Links

As part of the on-going development of our service we have recently taken a decision to withdraw our old payment links facility. From now on all payment links need to link back to a specific page on your website.

This page will contain a secure payments facility to enable your customers to continue making payments to you. This new approach should assist in driving more traffic to your website and provide you with more information about the payments you receive including a description of the goods or services being purchased.

In order for you to continue to receive payments in this way a payments link page will need to be added to your website. To make this addition as easy as possible we have created a template that is quick and simple to integrate. This template can be made to look exactly like the rest of your website.

To further assist you we are offering to supply this page for you and to integrate it on your website. Alternatively, if you would prefer you or your website designer can do this.

We are contacting all our merchants and sellers who have used payments links in the recent past to ensure that their websites are updated with the minimum inconvenience. You do not need to do anything until we get in contact with you. However, if you would like to arrange for your website to be updated, please contact your Account Manager or send a request to support@nochex.com.


2011 - click to display news

Nochex Wins 2011 Experian Hitwise Award

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Leeds based Nochex, which enables thousands of people to make payments on the Internet has won recognition for its online performance from a unique awards programme.

The 2011 Experian Hitwise UK Top 10 Awards celebrate the most successful UK websites based on market share of UK visits. As Experian Hitwise reports on the anonymous online usage and search behaviour of more than 8 million UK Internet users - the largest online sample of its kind - this unique awards programme recognises excellence in online performance through public popularity.

October 2011 - Nochex in fast lane for charity race!

As part of our continued support for a number of great charities, we are pleased to announce that members of our team took part in a corporate go kart race to find the greatest corporate team in Yorkshire. The race took place on 21st October at Pole Position Indoor Karting in Leeds and our three drivers took part in a one hour endurance race to set the highest number of laps. Unfortunately, competing against teams with rather more experience than ours, our team came last, but everyone had a great time and declared themselves ready to do it again!

Nochex, along with other corporate teams from in and around Yorkshire will be raising funds these three great charities;

Nochex Charity race

September 2011 - Nochex maintains PCI compliance

Nochex has successfully completed its annual audit for PCI compliance and continued to be compliant to the highest level available. This is excellent news for Merchants, Sellers and Purchasers alike!

July 2011 - New Partner Scheme

Nochex announced the launch of its new Partner Scheme.