Credit card processing provider Handepay has expanded into Scotland, establishing a dedicated team headed by Andy Ferguson with the aim of growing the company’s Scottish customer base by 33% by the end of 2017, through an ambitious expansion plan that will see it 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, headquartered in Merseyside, supports 28,000 independent UK businesses. In 2015 it revolutionised the UK card payment market by partnering with a global payment acquirer and payment service provider to offer the clearest and fairest proposition on the market.
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.”