By: 1 December 2023

British businesses hope to thrive with the introduction of the payment technology

Square launches Tap to Pay on iPhone for UK merchants

Square has introduced Tap to Pay on iPhone for its merchants throughout the UK, making it the third global market to benefit from this payment technology. The feature integrates within Square’s Point of Sale, Square for Retail and Square Appointments iOS apps, to streamline in-person sales for businesses.  

Having launched Tap to Pay on iPhone in the US last year, Square highlights its positive impact on tradespeople, retailers and hairstylists, who have all benefited from technology’s security, convenience and speed. The company believes this advancement in payment technology levels the playing field for businesses of all sizes to start, run and grow.

Samina Hussain-Letch, executive director of Square in the UK, said: “The British business landscape is competitive and tech-savvy, always on the lookout for solutions that can make operating their business more efficient.” 

Highlighting the accessibility and ease of use, Hussain-Letch added: “Tap To Pay on iPhone helps reduce some of the barriers to entry for new businesses. And enables existing sellers to create new ways to sell with nothing more than their iPhone and Square’s software. They can get set up in minutes and begin making sales in seconds.” 

Sam Corbin, Owner of 400 Degrees Pizzeria, praised the new feature. Corbin said: “I’m excited to be using the new Tap to Pay on iPhone as it means I can take payments and manage orders from the one thing I’ve always got with me.”  

Corbin added that the convenience of not requiring additional hardware and allowing staff to use their own devices securely for orders and payments, results in faster service and satisfied customers.  

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Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.