New Test and Trace Tech Helps Manchester Hospitality Industry
Biometric identity solution to be used in Manchester as the city begins to open its hospitality industry.
10:14 30 July 2020
Manchester City will be the first in the UK to use FinGo, a biometric identity solution used for age verification. The technology will help the city comply with new test and trace guidelines as it opens its hospital sector amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The technology, which utilises user's unique vein patterns, works by enabling proof of age, payments and sharing of contact details through a simple scan of the user's fingers.
The Alchemist, a popular cocktail bar and restaurant in Manchester, will be one of the first merchants to take advantage of the technology.
Jenny McPhee, Brand Director at The Alchemist commented: "As we reopen for business, like so many others in the industry, we are facing a multitude of new challenges. It's clear that hospitality could look very different for some time and so it makes complete sense to explore new technology to future proof how we interact with consumers. For us, bringing in FinGo is about offering choice. Providing a safe and secure option for guests to pay, prove their age and share contact details can only be a benefit as we navigate the coming months. To be one of the first to use FinGoDI in the UK is truly exciting and we're looking forward to seeing the responses from our guests.
Simon Binns, Chief Commercial Officer at FinGo, added: "Our initial launch is Spinningfields at the XYZ Building was delayed by the pandemic, but this provided us with a really beneficial period to evolve the offer and address the emerging challenges brought on by Covid-19."