Conor McGinn MP and Cllr Andy Bowden revisit Handepay after three year growth spurt

Card payment specialists Handepay marked three years in their brand-new Haydock offices at Westway Park with a visit from Conor McGinn, MP for St Helens North and Councillor Andy Bowden who opened the offices in 2014, during his time as mayor.

Andy Peake, Managing Director of Handepay, comments: ‘We have had lots to celebrate over the past three years and it was great to welcome our guests to witness the growth of a local company and exhibit its contribution to the community’

October 2015 saw Handepay partner with a new acquirer to take on the major players and revolutionise the card payment market with its simple pricing strategy.  This created a demand for their services which has led to the recruitment of more local staff, with numbers going from 82 to 148 over the last three years.

This growth has been key to a successful business and Handepay views its staff as an integral part of this. Training and development is offered as standard with many staff developing their skills through courses provided by St Helens Chamber’s Business School.

In 2016 Handepay celebrated their 10-year anniversary and The Steve Prescott foundation (SPF) became their nominated charity, which has seen them raise over £14,000 since May 2016.

Staff have taken part in a series of fundraising events including the ‘The Grand Final Walk’, where staff walked 18 miles from Haydock to Old Trafford. More recently staff members ran the St Helens 10k and on the 10th September 2017, The SPF will host the Handepay St Helens Triathlon.

After the visit, Conor McGinn said: ‘It was good to meet with Andy to talk about the success of Handepay, and how he wants to develop the business and continue to make a positive contribution to the local economy and community.

Chances are if you have paid for goods or services with a credit or debit card, you will have at some point used a Handepay card machine.

Andy is a great example of what can be achieved through hard work, creating the right product and a skilled and motivated workforce.’

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Terminal hire contracts are provided by Merchant Rentals Limited, who is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Consumer Hire under FRN 720500. Terminal hire can be for consumer hire and non-regulated hire contracts. Please check your contract carefully for details. Regulation of all consumer hire fall under the control of the FCA.

Handepay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FCA for Consumer Credit under FRN 673564. Handepay is a credit broker for consumer hire not a lender.

Handepay acts as an introducer of card acquiring services on behalf of EVO Payments UK, the card acquiring service provider. EVO Payments UK is the trading name of EVO Payments UK Ltd, a payment institution that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN number 959332).

Existing Cards Businesses- The one-month rolling terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are switching from their current acquirer to EVO Payments UK arranged through Handepay.

New to Cards Businesses- The 12-month terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are new to card payments and wish to receive acquiring services from EVO Payments UK, arranged through Handepay.

The Next Day Banking Settlement service provided by EVO Payments UK incurs an additional fee of £4 a month on top of your acquiring service charges and fees. Provided your card machine performs a reconciliation before 12am (midnight), you’ll receive settlement of funds the next banking day.

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