Fingopay to power finger vein biometric payments at Manchester hospitality venues

Fingopay is planning to launch its biometric fintech payment system at leisure and hospitality venues around Manchester this coming summer to allow customers to pay with finger vein scans, Invest In Manchester reports.

The technology is the result of a partnership between Hitachi, which provides its VeinID scanning technology, and Fingopay parent Sthaler. The payment system has been deployed for employee time and attendance and food and beverage payments at UK stadiums, as well as at the Copenhagen Business School.

Insider Media reports the company is in advanced talks to bring the technology to venues across Manchester’s Spinningfields, Ancoats, and King Street districts.

“Manchester has a dynamic hospitality sector with some highly innovative operators, a large student population and positive environment for fintech businesses,” says Sthaler Chief Marketing Officer Simon Binns. “This city-wide scheme will be a world-first and we’ve had real encouragement from Greater Manchester Combined Authority to invest and create jobs in the city. We look forward to adding to the city’s status as a centre for innovation.”

Pilots have also been completed by Fingopay at Festival Number 6 and Proud bar Camden. Fingopay has also recently been voted Restaurant Tech’s Tech Product of the Year and awarded the Emerging Payments Association’s Game-Changer Award.

“Manchester was recently named one of the most innovative cities in the world and the city’s growing status as a test-bed for digital innovation and transformation has attracted a wealth of companies looking to capitalize on both the high growth market and also the finance and tech talent available here,” comments Tim Newns, the CEO of the city’s investment agency, MIDAS. “We’re delighted to have helped Fingopay establish operations in the city and we are looking forward to embedding them in the city’s rapidly expanding fintech and payments scene.”

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