"I would be very reluctant to give out bank details to anyone other than highly trusted family and friends" - howard63, there might be some value in that but think about a personal cheque which has ones bank details & signature. G
There will be charges were ever you try, including your own bank. More so, when you open a business account, which will be required if you are trading on a regular basis.
Regarding Chamber of Commerce, that will be in your local telephone guide or advice centre. Alternatively look for your local business advisory centre. JobPlus or your local library may have this information and other suitable material.
My own personal experience is with Worldpay. I believe they are very similar to Paypal. We have a shooping basket on our web site as well as access to a virtual terminal. However, as with all secure epayments they are expensive. I think we are currently paying around 4.5% on credit card receipts, and they do hang on to your money! click here Check this link out - i t might help. We are also setting up a new business and havig a second web site. This time around however, we have gone direct to our bank and negotiated a deal. They are heping us with the application, and chip & pin machine etc. Try your local business bank manager, you never know!
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