LONDON, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
With businesses and consumers alike feeling the effects of the worst British weather in a quarter of a century, AccessWallet CEO Ali Moiyed offers a timely reminder that Direct Debits are a truly 'weatherproof' payment solution, and explains why AccessWallet's cloud-based technology can be trusted in extreme situations.
Direct Debits - good for customers in all weathers
Favourable forecasts for the UK economy have been overshadowed by the worst British weather in years.
Quite apart from the impact on individuals and their homes, severe weather can have a huge effect on small businesses.
Ali Moiyed, CEO of AccessWallet, the cloud-based Direct Debit management solution, sums up the payment situation, "The last thing a business struggling in severe weather needs is to worry about missed or late payments. At the same time though, they need to think about the reality of the situation. Quite often, safety will be involved, and they shouldn't expect their customers to visit their bank or post office in rain and high winds simply to post a cheque or transfer some money! This is where Direct Debits - a fully automated payment solution - come into their own."
"Direct Debits are not affected by the weather. The customer simply signs up and payments are made automatically, on the agreed date, on an ongoing basis. Most importantly, there is no need for them to leave their home during bad weather to make a payment!"
What makes cloud computing disaster-proof?
Business premises can be hit hard in a storm, with damage to stock, furniture, fittings and computing equipment not uncommon.
Ali explains the advantages that a business using cloud-technology has in such circumstances, "AccessWallet is cloud-based solution. So as well as being 'weatherproof' we're also 'disaster-proof."
"Cloud computing is basically remote access computing with all the software and hardware hosted off-site. So a business affected by storm damage that uses cloud technology won't have to worry about losing any of their valuable information."
Ali continues, "AccessWallet uses multiple UK-based data centres in separate locations, each with a full range of failover management. So in the unlikely event that there's a problem with one, our clients' information is still protected and unaffected."
AccessWallet has been designed to give businesses a powerful yet streamlined Direct Debit Management solution that is quick, easy and affordable.
AccessWallet is 'pay-as-you-go', so there are no initial costs, set-up charges or ongoing monthly fees - just a low 1% transaction fee capped at £2.
For more information about AccessWallet, visit http://www.accesswallet.com
Ali Moiyed, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, +44(0)-203-282-7152