Tap to Pay on iPhone now available to customers in the UK and Netherlands with SumUp

London, UK  - 22 August 2023: Tap to Pay on iPhone is now available for SumUp customers in the UK and Netherlands. Using Tap to Pay on iPhone, SumUp merchants can now seamlessly and securely accept all forms of contactless payments, including Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets, using only an iPhone and the free SumUp iOS app, with no additional hardware needed. 

The availability for SumUp customers means that merchants - even the smallest, or most recently launched ventures - can accept contactless payments anywhere, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and the SumUp iOS app. Tap to Pay on iPhone is an ideal stepping stone for nano merchants as they look to scale their business and consider payment solutions, alongside other business tools. The service is therefore an important step in democratising digital payments, something which SumUp has pioneered and led for over a decade.

Giovanni Barbieri, SumUp Senior Strategic Growth Manager, said: “SumUp is pleased to announce the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone. Our mission is to make business simple for our merchants and this roll-out is an extension of our existing work supporting SMEs and merchants of all sizes to get paid. Importantly, Tap to Pay on iPhone is easy, secure and private; protecting both sides of the transaction. I am especially pleased with the exceptional functionality of the product and the fact it lowers barriers to entry, with the potential to fuel entrepreneurship.”

As well as being used by nano merchants as a standalone product, Tap to Pay on iPhone can also be used as a complementary product to card readers and point of sale systems - for example, by service staff at eateries. In

testing, the product was considered by merchants and consumers as being very easy to use.

SumUp has always championed businesses of all sizes. With a portfolio of products, from card readers to invoicing, the online store builder to a business account (and so much more), SumUp makes it easier for merchants to get paid doing what they love. As the needs and demands of business have evolved since the company’s founding in 2012, SumUp has diversified its product suite and expanded its solutions ecosystem.

Tap to Pay on iPhone is the second Apple and SumUp integration, following the 2021 announcement that SumUp would accept Apple Pay across its software and hardware solutions. 

Using the built-in features of the iPhone keeps business’ and customers’ data private and secure. Tap to Pay on iPhone accepts all forms of contactless payments, including contactless credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets. Tap to Pay on iPhone will appear as a payment method in the SumUp app.

The service is available for those with an iPhone XS or later. Apple does not store card numbers on the device or on Apple servers.