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A customer using Google Pay to make a payment over the Square contactless card reader

Square special offer for BT Business customers

We’ve partnered with Square so you can get a free contactless card reader worth £16 excluding VAT.

Square Reader lets you accept chip and PIN and contactless payments, Apple Pay and Google Pay - at your counter or on the go. It’s pocket-sized and easy to set up, so you can start accepting card and NFC payments in minutes. 

You’ll also get free payment processing on your first £1,000 of card transactions - subject to Square’s terms and conditions and eligibility checks.

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Accept every way your customers want to pay

Whether you’re selling in person or online, accept more payments quickly, easily - and securely.

  • Start an online store. Easily sell online and ship orders to customers, offer click and collect and local delivery - no matter what type of business you have.
  • Send digital estimates and invoices from anywhere. Customers can pay in one click.
  • Use your computer to take card payments over the phone.
  • Use Square Point of Sale to manage your sales, payments, records, inventory and more.
  • Let customers make contactless payments in-store

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Why choose Square for your contactless payments?

Get paid fast, every time

Get your money in your bank account as soon as the next business day. Keep an eye on your cash flow with real-time updates about your sales and inventory.



Sign up and start taking payments with Square in minutes

It's easy to get started. No bank visits or merchant accounts required. No long-term commitments.


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Things you need to know

Terms, conditions and legal stuff

Square offer

This offer is only available for BT Business customers who have never previously held an account with Square. It allows offer participants to apply for a free Square card reader currently worth £19 + VAT as of 1/06/21 from Square.

If eligible and subject to Square's own terms and conditions, free processing will be applied to the first £1,000 of card transactions. There will be a processing fee per transaction after that in accordance with Square’s Fee Schedule. View Fee Schedule on Square’s website

Customers must create a new account with Square and sign up to Square’s Terms of service to apply for this offer.

Offer participants must meet any eligibility criteria that Square may have for their account. 

BT is not responsible for this offer or participant eligibility for this offer in any way and this offer is independent to any existing service the offer participant has with BT.

This offer is only available online where customers create a Square account by accessing Square via the dedicated BT onboarding page hosted by Square. Get started at Square >

This offer cannot be substituted for cash value. This offer is limited to one card reader and one free processing amount. BT Small Business customers that sign up for a Square account pursuant to this offer who do not have a prior account with Square. Offer is subject to availability.

No customer data is shared between Square and BT. 

Once the account is created with Square, any customer care queries are directly handled by Square.

Square provides services in the UK via a number of legal entities. The free card reader is provided by Squareup (UK) Limited, the payment processing services are provided by Squareup Europe Limited and the customer care assistance is provided by Squareup International Limited. All three of these legal entities are part of the same Group company and this separation in no way impacts the level of service provided to offer participants

Contactless payment FAQs

Can customers use a phone to pay with contactless?
Yes, the Square Reader lets customers make payments using Google or Apple Pay. Customers can also use wearable devices to make contactless payments.
Does Square have a monthly fee?

There are no monthly fees to pay, only on a per transaction basis. For example, 1.75% for each touched (contactless), inserted (Chip + PIN) or swipe card-present transactions. For more information on Square's fees, check their dedicated fees page.

How much does the contactless card reader cost?

The Square Reader is free when you sign up using this link. Otherwise the card reader costs £12 excluding VAT.