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“AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!”

Written on: 08/08/2017 by Woodward352 (1 review written)

If I could give PaymentSense minus stars I would. Every single area of this "business" is an absolute sham. The sales person who spoke to me did not explain ANY of the various charges that would be applied to my account, in fact told me they would not take a single penny for the first six months and after that it would ONLY be the cost of the machine rental. He also did not inform me a third party "acquiring bank" would be taking payments from my account- First Data. There is a total lack of… Read Full Review

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“AVOID AVOID AVOID”

Written on: 10/07/2017 by Goynsholdings (1 review written)

I will expand fully below, but in summary they purposefully opened an account knowing that the way he was going to do it would mean the account would fail with acquirer FDMS... BUT made sure he got paid first by carrying out a test transaction before the account could be declined. This is either extremely amateur as a competent person would have got the account opened, or intentional because he is lazy and wanted a quick buck. We used to like this company as we already did business with them… Read Full Review

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“STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!! ”

Written on: 08/07/2017 by 92Hartley (1 review written)

How and why these guys are aloud to trade is just beyond us. On our third account manager and one year later still being over charged again and again. The sale team lied all the way to the bank taking our cash with them. Anyone thinking about using PAYMENT SENSE then THINK THINK AND THINK AGAIN!!!!! Stay well away. Any one working for payment sense..... Well how you sleep at night or walk down the street.You should be ashamed… Read Full Review

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“Beware Sales Patter - NOT TRUE”

Written on: 13/06/2017

I am very very disappointed in payment sense. Beware as they are not true to their word. Throwing in internet payments and telephone payment for free is a JOKE. The deals look good but certainly aren't. As a small NEW business we contacted payment sense to provide our terminal. Big mistake. Over 2 months we've taken less than £650 via the terminal and their fees taken via direct debit were in excess of that amount, putting us into financial difficulty. Unable to pay staff and necessary… Read Full Review

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“be careful”

Written on: 11/05/2017 by Dwayned449 (1 review written)

Be careful of payment sense, they sell in an underhanded way. Full merchant charges are not clearly laid out regardless of what they say. Make sure you fully read all the contract details before signing. Very poor sales practice… Read Full Review

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“Blatantly Lied to by Area Manager about Additional...”

Written on: 03/03/2017 by Jones398 (1 review written)

In 17 years of trading never have I been ripped off and blatantly lied to by an Area Manager coming into my shop selling me a merchant service - PaymentSense. I was quite happy with World Pay Merchant services but a sales rep from Payment Sense came into my store and told me I could save over £700 if I switched to them. She said she would go away and come back with the figure I would be saving and bring in the Area Manager with her. She came back with a piece of paper showing I could save… Read Full Review

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“Dreadful”

Written on: 28/02/2017 by FAGC (1 review written)

This company is simply dreadful. You have to deal with 3 different outfits to try to get any sense and even then it's hard. We have had nothing but terminal troubles since we made the mistake of joining them.You get locked into a long contract and have to use an appaling website to attempt to get infomation. STAY AWAY !!… Read Full Review

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“Avoid !! ”

Written on: 25/01/2017 by Peckgf258 (1 review written)

The salespeople are on commission only and will tell you anything to get higher commissions. There are hidden charges and they don't care Some of them are prepared to say anything I would,recommend that anyone who needs merchant services should read ALL the small print snf don't sign anything until you have taken legal advice, … Read Full Review

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“DO NOT TOUCH! ”

Written on: 07/12/2016 by Parkerdd356 (1 review written)

Giving this company 1 star is far too kind! They dupe you into thinking you are getting a good deal, free 7 month hire of the terminal, no hidden charges etc - all lies! The numerous charges coming out of our bank account is astonishing and whenever we attempt to call them and talk through our issues, we are met with ignorance and rude call takers. As for being able to contact our 'account manager' to discuss our issues - he was great before he signed us up - now nowhere to be seen! I would be… Read Full Review

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“IGNORE”

Written on: 03/11/2016 by Gleason126 (1 review written)

They chase you until you sign with them .Their staff seems helpful until you agree the contract then never pick up their phone even if they they misinform you about setting up accounts.If you want to protect your business IGNORE THEM… Read Full Review

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“Poor service one month on still trying to be pci...”

Written on: 28/10/2016

I wished I had read the reviews be for I signed up with Payment Sense. DO NOT make my mistake… Read Full Review

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“Please don't use this company, BDM will lie through...”

Written on: 20/10/2016 by Bobbyl158 (1 review written)

Please don't use this company, BDM will lie through his teeth, start new Direct Debits without your knowledge,before you know it several hundred pound is missing from your bank account and surprise surprise the BDM who harassed you for days or weeks on end can't help you as he no longer has access to your account, isn't that right Dur-n Gr-nt. You probably have less chance of losing money by investing in property in Aleppo, or buying BHS shares… Read Full Review

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“WARNING, WARNING,WARNING,WARNING.”

Written on: 08/10/2016 by MicaelaDavenport (1 review written)

All 5-star reviews are false. I've had all the problems of everybody on here and more. I hope this message reaches other people before they get snared by them. Please, Please, Please stay away… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Top company”

Written on: 27/09/2016 by goBradley440 (1 review written)

Paymentsense has been amazing, best rates and the quickest delivery, the level of service I have received is amazing, email text or call was answered promptly. 5 star service thank you sorting out the machine… Read Full Review

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“Excellent from start to finish”

Written on: 27/09/2016 by qqRowe239 (1 review written)

I set up my chip and pin machine payment sense, they kept me informed at all times, took no fuss to set up and he called me to let me know every step of the way, awesome guys. This is my second time round using payment sense and would not use anyone else now… Read Full Review

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“Avoid like the plague”

Written on: 05/09/2016 by ncpcov (1 review written)

Whatever you do, DO NOT use this company. Sell you a cheap solution, then get stung with a huge bill of hidden charges on first payment. Make no mention of term of agreement, make no effort to help you for months after the complaint (support are either clueless or don't care one bit) Seriously - stick to a reputable firm like a main bank because they are just not worth the hassle… Read Full Review

Paymentsenseltd's Response to ncpcov's Review

Written on: 19/09/2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your feedback and for bringing your concerns to our attention. If you could provide us with more information on your complaint, we would be happy to investigate this for you. Please contact our Complaints team via email.

Kind Regards,

Laura Scheriau
Complaints Manager
Paymentsense Limited

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“Horrible Company ”

Written on: 10/08/2016 by BridgerHughes492 (1 review written)

We used the company. when it came to close the account we had new buyer for the business, we asked for moving the account. which was agreed. but instead they got the new buyer to open up new account and make use to pay for closing account. Horrible trick. If you do business them, keep away from the person I dealt with - Unhelpful, non customer service person… Read Full Review

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“Awful service”

Written on: 13/07/2016

Stay away from this company, they do not deliver. Fees of over €100 already taken from my account, my rep is not replying to mails, biggest mistake switching. I don't actually know what to do, so please don't waste any more of your time on PaymentSense as a partner helping the growth of your business. They will drain your finances, time and energy. I have nothing positive to say I'm afraid, my rep was amazing until I signed up and handed over to technical support to get set-up. It's been a… Read Full Review

Khokan58's Comment

Written on: 13/07/2016

Hi there,
I totally empathy with your situation because I am same boat as you and I have taken this matter to Financial Ombudsman and also take this matter to FCA for further investigation. If anybody is reading then please do not sign with them until you have written full agreement documents in hand because they will ask you to click the buttons for your signatures.
You can contact me ..omgaccessories.co.uk

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Basilbrush432's Comment

Written on: 08/12/2016

Hi, Khokan58, i would like to get in touch with you, having the exact same problem, in the sales patter nothing was said about the hidden charges, just told what the transaction charges per card and the rental per month asked if there were any other charges, i was told no, all i would have to do is make sure at least one payment went through at either £25 or 3 payments of £5. Told them i am a small one man band etc, no problem, as long as i put a min of £25 through a month. that would be it. now i have a bill which states that if i don't do £25 a month in transaction fees, they bill me the deficit. i need to be taking about £1000 a month. ... Once they sales pitched it, they then put the pressure on to sign loads of phone calls loads of emails, loads of hidden fees, and they don't want to know, cause i signed the contract. it would be nice if we could have a chat, couldn't get your link will try again.

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Paymentsenseltd's Comment

Written on: 19/09/2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with our services. Please contact our Customer Service or Complaints Team in order to discuss your concerns. We would like to investigate your complaint and hope to be able to come to an amicable solution shortly.

Kind Regards,

Laura Scheriau
Complaints Manager
Paymentsense Limited

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★☆☆☆☆

“APPALLING SERVICE, VERY MISLEADING ON HIDDEN CHARGES”

Written on: 12/07/2016 by Lotfy (1 review written)

Absolutely disgusting service so far. So many hidden charges they do not tell you about when you sign up, I only discovered them when my first direct debit payment was taken from my account. Staff appear to have no idea what the problem is. Please Beware. My first invoice was double what I paid with my previous supplier! Initially when going through the process of signing up your calls and emails are responded to immediately, now we are complaining no one responds. I have sent numerous emails… Read Full Review

Smallbusinessownerire's Response to Lotfy's Review

Written on: 13/07/2016

I'm going through the same thing, I feel your pain! Not only is it a financial burden but it's mentally exhausting to deal with. They promised to pay my exit fees also which hasn't happened and the fees this month were over €100.
I read so many reviews about this company, mostly they mediocre and still didn't go my gut. I contacted people who were using the system who gave glowing reviews, I now suspect they maybe paid by PaymentSense.
You have made a thousand good decisions, don't let this one break you, that's what I'm saying to myself everyday.

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Riveralt's Response to Lotfy's Review

Written on: 20/10/2016

I would agree with all the negative posts - i have experienced all the same problems first hand
Initial hard sell from visiting their rep, then numerous unexpected extras charged for, then little or no help with their pci compliance - handed around various parts of their organisation - endless hours waiting on the premium rate phone line, - people say they will call you back and never do.
sudden new charge for 'account on file' - still don't know what that's for.
billing/invoices are completely user un-friendly and impossible for the lay person to decipher
Also i was told by the rep up front that i'd be able to terminate the contract after 18 months as a sole trader - but no mention of the numerous cancellation fees hidden in the small print -
to cap it all since i stopped trading i have been paying rental, minimum transaction fees technical support fees and all the other hidden extras for 4 months whilst i 'ride out the 18 months' having been told by PS that there would be no early cancellation charges if i did this, - i have just been handed a bill for 270 quid for early termination by one of their partners FDMS - this organisation, through it's various 'partners' has absolutely fleeced me. DO NOT GO NEAR THEM!

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Paymentsenseltd's Response to Lotfy's Review

Written on: 19/09/2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are sorry to hear that your experience with Paymentsense was unsatisfactory. Please let me know if your complaint has been resolved to your satisfaction, or if you would like to discuss this further.

Kind Regards,
Laura Scheriau
Complaints Manager
Paymentsense Ltd

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Lotfy's reply to Paymentsenseltd's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2016

Hi,

No my complaint has not been resolved even though it has now been 4 months!

I am still being chased by first data for £27 even though my contract was cancelled and have email confirmation from paymentsense that I do not owe anything further. I am now receiving THREATENING final demand letters from FirstData. I have contacted paymentsense last week however still not resolved. the response is your account has been closed which is pointing out the obvious. I need the so called debt owed to be cleared and confirmation from either Paymentsense or Firstdata is needed.

Also my refund of £50 never did come from Paymentsense which till now I am still waiting for despite being promised that refund will be sent. 4 months and still just as painful as the start of the process!

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Lotfy's reply to Paymentsenseltd's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2016

Hi,

No my complaint has not been resolved even though it has now been 4 months!

I am still being chased by first data for £27 even though my contract was cancelled and have email confirmation from paymentsense that I do not owe anything further. I am now receiving THREATENING final demand letters from FirstData. I have contacted paymentsense last week however still not resolved. the response is your account has been closed which is pointing out the obvious. I need the so called debt owed to be cleared and confirmation from either Paymentsense or Firstdata is needed.

Also my refund of £50 never did come from Paymentsense which till now I am still waiting for despite being promised that refund will be sent. 4 months and still just as painful as the start of the process!

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“Do not use”

Written on: 22/06/2016 by Clarissat60 (1 review written)

I was a terminal that has no signal in my area and after having complained about it for two months I am still waiting for Payment sense to get back to me as they had at the time ordered a different type of terminal - money lost. Currently on hold on their customer telephone number - over 8 minutes as yet - what a service... - oops telephone ringing - no back to music… Read Full Review

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