Online payments processor Stripe has announced that it has launched in the UK today, saying it is the first European country to get the service. Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on their websites, the service has been in beta in the UK for the past several months now and recently opened an engineering office in London.
Making online payments work better also means making them work everywhere. Today, we’re getting a little closer: we’re crossing the Atlantic and launching Stripe in the UK.
We’ve worked hard not to compromise with this expansion. UK users get the same instant activation that we provide in the US and Canada. We support all major card types, including American Express. You retain complete control over your payment experience. And, as ever, it’s all covered by simple, flat pricing.
In addition to keeping the best parts, we’ve also built multi-currency support: the ability for UK businesses to charge customers around the world in US dollars, British pounds, and Euro. We’ll automatically handle all the conversions for you and deposit daily into your bank account.
We’ve been testing in the UK for a few months with companies like Teddle, Virgin Pure, Steer, and Thread. To them and everyone else: we’re hugely grateful for your help and suggestions.
UK pricing starts at 2.4% and 20p per transaction + VAT. Volume pricing is available for businesses at scale—please get in touch if you expect to process more than £250,000 in the next year.
Stripe has also launched in several other European countries as a private beta, more information on that is available at the Stripe Global page.
Read more at their press release: https://stripe.com/blog/introducing-stripe-uk