Fingopay names Manchester partner for biometric finger vein payments launch

Following a series of pilot projects over the past 24 months, biometric payments provider Fingopay announced today that starting this fall, Manchester business All Work & Social will be the first in the UK to deploy its VeinID technology that will enable members and visitors to its facility to pay for food and beverages with just a scan of their finger

The Manchester launch follows successful pilots at music venues, hospital parking sites, Brunel University and Copenhagen Business School over the past two years. The company has also been working with Greater Manchester Council since announcing its intention to launch in the city in 2019.

The technology is the result of a partnership between Hitachi, which provides its VeinID scanning technology, and Fingopay parent Sthaler. Fingopay allows customers to link their vein signatures with their payment cards to pay using just their finger. The customer’s unique vein pattern is scanned at checkout, verifying biometric signatures and payments in seconds through its cloud-based matching system.

“All Work & Social have seen the far-reaching potential of biometric-based identity for access and payment, and we are delighted to have confirmed a launch partner who has been so instrumental in the regeneration of Manchester,” says Simon Binns, Fingopay CMO. “Fingopay will be open for everyone to use at the new XYZ Social this autumn. Those who sign up will be able to pay and ID themselves with a simple scan of their finger.”

“With Fingopay, we are enhancing everyday life for XYZ Work and XYZ Social members and guests by giving them a convenient and secure new way to pay, with cashless and convenient biometric payments and transactions,” adds Anthony Powell, managing director at All Work & Social.

Goode Intelligence predicts that there will be 2.6 billion people using biometrics for payments by 2023.

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