Payment system platform Fingopay is to launch in Manchester.
From the summer, merchants across the city will be the first in the world to let customers pay with a scan of their finger. The company is already in advanced discussions with a number of leisure and hospitality venues across the city’s Spinningfields, Ancoats and King Street districts.
Simon Binns, chief marketing officer at Sthaler, the UK fintech company that developed Fingopay, said: “Manchester has a dynamic hospitality sector with some highly innovative operators, a large student population and positive environment for fintech businesses.”
Sthaler Limited, an early stage identity and payments technology business which enables a consumer to identify themselves and pay using just their finger at retail points of sale. Sthaler jointly developed Fingopay in conjunction with Hitachi.Blue Star Capital PLC (LON:BLU) is an investing company with a focus on new technologies. Blue Star’s investments include a 1% holding in Sthaler.