Supporting causes such as Macmillan and Make-a-Wish through retailers like Boot’s Opticians, Topps Tiles and Bupa Dental Care, Pennies donates spare change gathered digitally. Ingenico has supported Pennies with its market-leading POS terminals since 2011, and all major acquirers offer Pennies through Ingenico terminals. The simplicity and ease of this tech allows supporters to donate easily and anonymously, without having to give up any personal data.
Using Ingenico’s payment solutions, shoppers can round up whilst making a purchase or settling a bill. As the donation is digital and completed through a debit or credit card, the solution is ideal for customers that want a hassle-free way of donating some spare change. Additionally, there is no sign up or action needed afterwards; it is just a simple way for consumers to support their favourite charity - a collection box for the digital age.
Pennies have been in business for nine years and they are quickly approaching the £2million milestone with Ingenico, a huge achievement for this payments partnership. With Ingenico-only micro donations totalling more than 5million, the digital donations continue to support a diverse range of small to medium size causes, both in the UK and in Ireland.
The news comes during Ingenico’s focus week on Corporate Social Responsibility and its dedicated campaign “SHARE”. SHARE will drive Ingenico CSR actions until 2023, setting clear and measurable objectives to manage the Group’s activities in the most responsible way and increase its positive impact on society, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. By 2023, Ingenico has committed to increase their yearly donation volumes through their solutions by 100%.