Verifone and Pennies reach milestone of £6 million raised for charities via micro-donations on payment devices

Verifone and Pennies are delighted to announce they have facilitated more than £6 million in charitable donations since first partnering in 2011.

Posted by Pennies

Published 30 May, 2024

Verifone, the payments architect shaping ecosystems for in-person and online commerce experiences, and Pennies, the award-winning fintech charity working to grow and protect micro-donations, are delighted to announce they have facilitated more than £6 million in charitable donations since first partnering in 2011.

The partnership has generated donations for more than 95 charities by enabling consumers to make donations on Verifone payment devices at checkout through a simple prompt asking users if they would like to round up the purchase price to the nearest pound or make a donation of a set amount. The £6 million milestone was reached thanks to 23.5 million individual donations at Verifone merchants.

These small donations add up quickly and make a real difference in communities. One shining example is Verifone merchant Currys who raises enough funds through Pennies to help their charity partner, the Digital Poverty Alliance, provide families in need with a laptop – improving access to essential education, finance, and healthcare resources.

“Our enduring alliance with Pennies shows the impact we can make together, one small donation at a time,” said Bulent Ozayaz, EVP of Verifone EMEA. These types of results align with our mission to innovate payment experiences that benefit merchants and enrich communities. We are honoured to foster positive change together with driven partners like Pennies.”

Pennies CEO, Alison Hutchinson CBE, added, “Verifone has been a long-standing partner of Pennies making it easy for their retail partners to join the Pennies micro-donation movement. Congratulations to Verifone and everyone involved in unlocking £6 million of donations for many charities showing the power of working together as a force for good.”

About Verifone

Verifone is the payments architect shaping ecosystems for online and in-person commerce experiences, including everything businesses need – from secure payment devices to eCommerce tools, acquiring services, advanced business insights, and much more. As a global FinTech leader,

Verifone powers omni-commerce growth for companies in over 165 countries and is trusted by the world’s best-known brands, small businesses and major financial institutions. The Verifone platform is built on a four-decade history of innovation and uncompromised security, annually managing more than 12B transactions worth over $500B on physical and digital channels.

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About Pennies

Pennies is an award-winning fintech charity with an important mission: to protect and grow micro-donations, ensuring people have digital ways to keep donating the small sums of money that are so vital to charities.

As a trusted leader in digital micro-donations, Pennies has created a movement that encourages giving, offers businesses a powerful way to demonstrate social purpose, helps charities make a greater impact, and gives the public a way to donate without cash, as part of their daily lives.

To date Pennies has partnered with more than 120 brands and enabled more than 200 million micro-donations, raising millions of pounds in much-needed additional income for charities in the UK, Republic of Ireland and beyond. Together, payment providers, merchants and their customers are helping hundreds of charities make a meaningful difference to the causes and communities they serve.

Because micro-donations matter, now more than ever.

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