Headquartered in London, SumUp recommends its clients to use a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay for contactless payments, whenever possible.

SumUp co-founder Marc-Alexander Christ said: “SumUp currently serves millions of small businesses and artisans, many of whom are still able to keep their shops open and carry on selling their services, while others have to entirely reinvent their core offering.

“That’s why, at a time when pre-emptive measures are being implemented throughout Europe and consumer behaviour is drastically changing, we think it’s extremely important to encourage people to use remote payments solutions that preserve the health and safety of our society and can serve as a potential boost for many small businesses in these difficult times.”

Last month, SumUp partnered with Mastercard and launched its own card for business payments.