Mobile payments business SumUp is to create 40 jobs and a new technical support centre in Dublin.
The start-up allows small merchants to take credit payments through a special app and a device that attaches to a smartphone, thereby saving them the cost of buying expensive card terminals. The company already employs more than 100 people in Dublin, London and Berlin but the new jobs will be part of a new customer, technical support and development centre being developed in the city.
Last month, the technology was launched in Ireland, the UK, Germany and Austria. The app and card reader are supplied to merchants free of charge and SumUp charges a 2.75% fee on all transactions. “The launch of SumUp’s technology in Ireland has proven to be very successful,” SumUp CEO Daniel Klein said. “I am very enthused about the establishment of SumUp’s Irish operation and I look forward to its growth and development in Dublin.”
The announcement was welcomed by both the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and the IDA “The 40 jobs, some of which are already in place, are in the areas of customer and technical support, and also in the development of the advanced technology that the company uses for its products,” said IDA chief executive Barry O’Leary.