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Fingopay set for Manchester launch.

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.

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