Finger scan tech set for Manchester

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Staff and visitors to Manchester’s XYZ building will be the first in the UK to be able to pay for food and drink with just a scan of their finger.

It follows a partnership between biometric payments provider, Fingopay and All Work & Social, the operating company behind XYZ Work and the recently launched XYZ Social in Spinningfields.

The award-winning Fingopay technology allows customers to link their vein signatures with their payment cards to pay using just their finger.

At tills, the unique pattern of the customer’s vein is scanned, verifying biometric signatures and payments in seconds through its cloud-based matching system.

It has been recognised as the fastest and safest payment method on the market with no need for PIN or passwords and no transaction limits, and removes the need for carrying cash, cards, ID or smartphones.

Simon Binns, CMO of Fingopay, said: “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.”

Anthony Powell, managing director at All Work & Social, said, “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.”

“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 with Greater Manchester Council, CityCo and MIDAS since announcing its intention to launch in the city in 2019.

The XYZ building is also home to XYZ Work, a co-working space, and XYZ Social, a new a dining, meeting and casual place designed to bring people together. NCC Group and law firm Shoosmiths are among the businesses based at XYZ.

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