Intuit Pay, which launched on iOS in March, is now also available on Android.

The software enables users to take card payments on the go as well as from home or office. It includes a free app, a pocket-sized chip & PIN card reader for face-to-face payments, and a secure website for online payments, which can be ideal for taking card payments over the phone.

Users can be ready to take their first online payment within minutes of applying – subject to a status and credit check – and receive the card reader in the post within a few days.

“Intuit Pay is already helping thousands of small businesses in the UK to sell more and get paid faster,” said Mark Little, vice president and UK managing director for Intuit. “Now with availability on Android, we are pleased to be able to extend the benefits to many more businesses.”

Intuit Pay is validated by Visa, is EMV-approved and fully compliant with PCI regulations. It is also supported by Global Payments to enable quick activation and real-time merchant set-up.

Chris Davies, managing director at Global Payments, said: “Global Payments is committed to offering merchants of all sizes access to new payments technologies to help them grow their business. Our partnership with Intuit Pay has helped us to further this ambition and bring card payments to a wide audience of micro businesses and their customers at an affordable price.”

The Intuit Android app is available from the Google Play Store at: