Deliveroo has launched a new rapid payment system so restaurants can access cash made from deliveries inside 24 hours.

The new service is completely free of charge and Deliveroo will cover any increase in banking charges. It will be available for at least the next three months.

“We want to do everything possible to support our restaurant partners,” Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo, told MCA.

“We are here to deliver for restaurants who want to carry on offering their amazing food to families at home. This new rapid payment system will immediately improve the cash flow of thousands of restaurants and help them better manage their finances during these challenging times.”

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Deliveroo has also dropped onboarding fees for new restaurants, created online marketing tools for restaurants to notify customers that they are available for delivery services and established teams of people across the business to support restaurants who want to be able to deliver.

It’s also launched a micro-site for restaurant partners which provides information and links for accessing government funding and help on how to operate during the coronavirus crisis, developed a new ‘contact-free delivery’ feature and published best practice guidelines for converting existing restaurants into delivery-only operations.

Deliveroo has also launched a new campaign #HereToDeliver