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Surrey pet shops hit by spate of burglaries
Pets at Home pledges future expansion despite setbacks
Natures Menu named in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
BBC produces video of Frozzys frozen yogurt for dogs
PIF extends member benefits with card processing scheme
Tougher and tastier – that's the new QuattroBone
Cotswold RAW takes healthy eating pet food on tour
Innocent offers retailers stunning free-standing display unit
Forthglade leads the way in protecting coastal path
Pooch & Mutt brings fun back to email marketing
Beaphar video proves pets are family too
New import rules on newts and salamanders in July
Give your dog a job on Bring Your Dog To Work Day
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Mars Petcare expands vet side of its business
Super-food for humans could work wonders for hedgehogs
Pet shop promotes dog-friendly town
Chuckit! runs rings around the competition
RHS targets £200m market with first-ever fully licensed range of bird feed
Believing in yourself is key to successful pet food business
The best of the previous Pet Trade Xtra
Pets at Home pull out of another new store…the second time within a month
New-look Just for Pets unveiled at Coventry store
PATS Telford attracts impressive 43 new exhibitors
Retailer continues ban on rabbit muesli sales
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PIF extends member benefits with card processing scheme


The Pet Industry Federation has announced the launch of a new card-processing solution to add to the range of business benefits already available to its members.


PIF Payment Services is powered by PaymentPlus, whose buying power with multiple UK acquirers enables them to deliver highly competitive card processing rates to PIF members.


The system will offer PIF members secure card payment solutions using the latest generation of payment terminals, with colour screens and contactless payment options to ensure pet businesses are able to support the latest payment services.


In addition, because PIF Payment Services works with the majority of online payment gateways, online merchants can benefit from competitive merchant service charges, even providing businesses with their own preferred solution if they do not have one.


PIF Payment Services has been launched in conjunction with PIF’s established and successful affinity partnership with PIF Telecom, providing further saving to PIF members who use PIF Telecom for their telephone line and broadband.


Nigel Baker, PIF CEO said: "Implementing a suitable card-processing solution is becoming increasingly important for businesses and we are delighted to have extended our member benefits package by working with the experts at PaymentPlus to offer this genuinely valuable benefit to our members.


"We were so impressed with the work PaymentPlus did to improve PIF’s processing rates, that we have switched our card processing system over to PaymentPlus within our own office and across our dog grooming sites at Hadlow College and Greenwich."


 If you would like further information about how to access these great card-processing rates as a PIF member, contact the customer service team on 01234 273933 or visit for more details.

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