Handepay Expands Into Scotland

A card payment specialist with headquarters in Haydock has launched a base in Scotland as its expansion plans continue.

The team in Scotland will help independent businesses save money and grow.

The team, headed by Andy Ferguson, aims to grow their Scottish customer base by 33% by the end of 2017, through an ambitious expansion plan that will see them recruit a new team member every month. Ferguson, based in Kinross, will bring his 20 years’ experience in the card payment industry to the Scottish market and lead a team of local experts spanning the breadth of the country.

Handepay’s expansion will seek to challenge the current card payment market, by bringing their clear and fair pricing proposition that promises:

  • no PCI DSS compliance and non-compliance fees (up to £50 per month)
  • no authorisation fees (up to an additional 3.95p per transaction)
  • no joining fees (typically up to £250).

In 2016, this commitment slashed 36% off the average card processing fees.

They offer a range of card machines to suit all businesses, all of which accept contactless payment, including Apple Pay and Android Pay; plus e-commerce and business cash advances.

Handepay supports 28,000 independent UK businesses. In 2015 they revolutionised the UK card payment market by partnering with a global payment acquirer and payment service provider to offer an industry first: the clearest and fairest proposition on the market.

Scottish businesses can take advantage of the Handepay Price Challenge, part of their commitment to save every single business money. The Challenge offers a no-obligation review of current merchant service costs; if they can’t save your business money, they will give you £1,000.

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”.

Andy Ferguson, adds: “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.”


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