Monday, 20 April 2009

Taking Card Payments - Safe for the driver and the passenger

Drivers like Dave Watson in Liverpool have reported that the security aspect of CabCard is
important for passengers and cabbies. He says:
“Cabbies are easy targets. Drivers are being attacked for their cash. Personally, I would be more than happy if every one of my customers paid by card. It would mean I would carry less cash.”
Women in particular are much safer if they pay by card from the security of the taxi, especially at night, - and with Chip & PIN payments the transaction is fast and secure. They don’t have to
give their card details out over a radio system or a mobile phone.

Picking up valuable airport business
Foreign travellers prefer and expect to be able to pay for their taxi journey by card. Paul Blackmore of Mantax Radio Taxis has many drivers signed up to CabCard. He says:

“At Manchester Airport there are a lot of foreign business people with cards. In the last few years there has been increasing demand to use cards. CabCard means we can offer passengers a choice.”
No cash? No problem.
Dover driver Richard Amos is a great fan of the CabCard system. He has only had the service since March but says already it is popular with business people and also with locals, particularly those who need a cab but find themselves without enough cash.

Don’t miss out - sign up now
Drivers across the UK are reaping the benefits of the CabCard system. Whether you are an individual driver or part of a group you should sign up now to be ready for the passengers asking “Can I pay by Card?”

For further information go to or call us on 0845 491 8410.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Make sure the punters pick your cab with CabCard

There’s no denying that it’s tough out there at the moment - so you can’t afford to lose any fares. And when you have a CabCard system you don’t have to!

Taking cards is good business
People on business, and those who have corporate credit cards, often don’t want to use their own cash to pay taxi fares. And they can’t draw cash from an ATM using their corporate card. So they’ll single out a cab where they can use a card.

Weekenders prefer cards too
We’ve also noticed that the general public is using cards more often in cabs, particularly at weekends when they are out on the town and don’t want to be carrying large amounts of cash. This trend will continue, as more cabs start offering the service and people get increasingly used to the idea. Female cardholders particularly feel safe when in the cab at night and don’t want to leave it to get cash from an ATM.

Cash in on the tourist boom

More foreign visitors will be attracted to Britain due to the weakness of the pound. These visitors expect - and prefer - to use their cards because they don’t want to exchange currency, particularly on their return journey to the airport or Eurostar.

Score with footie fans
Drivers in the cities of Manchester and Liverpool are reporting plenty of supporters from Ireland taking advantage of the stronger Euro to make more trips across the water for the big
matches. So to maximise your returns from the CabCard system make sure you always ask
the customer if they want to use a card. They will thank you for it!

For further information go to or call us on 0845 491 8410.