Over the past few months, Taxi Leaks has posted a series of articles regarding chip and pin facilities available from companies such as Cab:App, iZettle and more recently PayPal. In the interest of fairness, it was decided to published reports on all options available, as what suits one driver, doesn't always suit another.
The hand held machines we have featured so far, have publicly stated they fully comply with current TfL requirements and advertise this fact in most of the trade media.
However, we have recently received information from one of the major suppliers of card payment equipment, that there are certain new requirements still to be announced by TfL in April 2016. It is alleged that some current machines may not comply with the new requirements.
We have therefore decided to suspend all articles and links to equipment suppliers.
We strongly advise drivers to wait before purchasing new machines, or signing lengthy new contracts, until it becomes clear exactly what the new requirements are and which systems will comply fully after April 2016.
These allegations could of course be unfounded, but we still believe until it becomes crystal clear, making a financial investment in new equipment, or signing a contract, should be treated with caution.