Handepay plan ambitious expansion into Scotland

17 Jul 2017

Business

Chamber Member, Handepay is expanding into Scotland with aims to grow their Scottish customer base by 33% by the end of the year.

The St Helens based company provides cost effective merchant services to over 28,000 businesses and wants to expand north of the border to help independent businesses save money and grow.

Handepay offers a range of card machines all of which accept contactless payment, including Apple Pay and Android Pay; plus e-commerce and business cash advances. Their merchant services challenge the current card payment market and on average they can save businesses 36% on merchant services.

Mark Latham, Handepay director, says: “While we’ve had a business presence, and customers, in Scotland for 10 years now, this is the first time that we’ve had a dedicated team that is permanently based there.

“Their focus is to help Scotland’s thriving community of independent businesses to save money on their current transaction fees and help those still looking to take card payment, to capitalise on the rise of cashless transactions.”

The new, dedicated team will be headed by Andy Ferguson who has over 20 years’ experience in the card payment industry. Currently based in Kinross, Andy will lead a team of local experts spanning across the country.

He said: “I’m delighted to join the Handepay team in Scotland and look forward to achieving the same levels of success that the business has seen throughout the rest of the UK. With our growing team of experienced and professional people, I’m confident that we’ll more than surpass our goals.”

Handepay’s plans for expansion are ambitious, and the company plan to recruit a new team member every month.

To find out more about Handepay visit their website

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