Revolut business customers will now be able to accept in-person payments using QR codes.

Business owners can access the codes on their phones using the Revolut Business app.

Once the customer scans the code with the camera on their phone, they will receive a notification asking them to pay with any Visa or Mastercard.

The customer can then complete the payment from their own phone.

Paulo Guichard, Product Owner for Acquiring at Revolut said the payment method allows people to make socially distanced payments.

"Socially distanced payments are increasingly important during the global pandemic.

"We've removed the need for additional devices or hardware, as all business owners have to do is use their Revolut Business app and show customers a QR code to accept payments straight away through this efficient and touch free method," he said.

To enable QR codes, Revolut said business customers need to update their app to at least version 2.28 in the iOS or Android store.

Customers will also need to apply for a Merchant Account within their Revolut Business account to use this feature.