Biometric payments provider Fingopay has partnered with All Work & Social, the operating company behind XYZ Work and the recently launched XYZ Social in Spinningfields, Manchester.
Through the partnership, Fingopay will issue its technology to All Work and Social’s XYZ building enabling members and visitors to pay for food and beverage with a scan of their finger.
Simon Binns, CMO, Fingopay commented: “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.”
“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.”
Claimed to be a first in the UK, the project is set launch in Autumn and utilises VeinID technology that connects customers vein signatures with their payment cards.
Upon payment at the tills, the unique pattern of the customer’s vein is scanned which is then verified by matching with biometric signatures and payments through its cloud-based matching system – removing the need for cash, cards, PIN numbers, ID or smartphones.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fingopay on this project, which can only further support Manchester’s growth as a digital city, and international hub for the tech, digital and creative industries,” said Anthony Powell, managing director, All Work & Social.
“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.”
The technology platform has also been working in collaboration with Greater Manchester Council, CityCo and MIDAS since announcing its intention to launch in the city in 2019.