A student-run charity fashion, dance, and music event in Bristol this Thursday and Friday will become the world’s first where patrons will be able to pay using ground-breaking open banking technology from Bath-based startup, Roqqett.

The fintech startup, will be launching its ‘Roqqett for Business’ proposition at The Fuze-Utopia event held at the Lakota Gardens in Bristol. Attendees will be able to purchase from any of the 20+ merchants selling food, fashion, and jewellery just by scanning a QR code made live at the stall – and you can grab yourself a ticket here now!

Roqqett creates easier, safer and cheaper payments

Using the UK open banking platform, Roqqett has developed cutting edge technology that allows businesses a safer, cheaper, and simpler way to take payments. Through creating a QR code or payment link,anyone with a banking app can pay you.

The handy app is the ultimate cash replacement for you, your friends and your business. For consumers, Roqqett is an instant and safe way to pay or get paid from anyone, not just family and friends. You can also shop online and choose to pay from any UK bank account in just a few taps.

For businesses, it offers a more affordable solution to unavoidable high fees from credit card companies who process your transactions. By cutting out the middlemen, Roqqett allows you to take low cost payments that clear instantly, both online and in store. No cards means no card fees and more money in your pocket.

Advertisement for Roqqett, a mock up image with text on the left saying "Roqqett, Powered Payments." On the right is a screenshot of the app homepage and an image of three people smiling at a phone

Glen Smith, CEO of Roqqett said “Being able to support these growing enterprises at this event and showing them that they do not have to settle for big card company fees, is a really exciting time for Roqqett, and all retailers post Covid.

“Taking Payments with Roqqett means no more dealing with cash or credit cards. Their customers are simply scanning their unique QR codes, and the money is instantly in the business account. No cards, no cash, Just Roqqett”

Alexandra Hurst, Commercial Director at Fuze Bristol says, “I am extremely excited to partner with Roqqett for FUZE 2021, the UK’s largest fashion, music and dance show. Roqqett is providing FUZE with its new payments app as a way for the FUZE community to benefit from simple, easy and safe transactions. FUZE has already benefitted from the contactless payments, not having to have card machines and happy vendors at our marketplace.

“Thanks to Roqqett’s ultra-low fee, we can raise far more for our two charities Black Southwest Network and Art Refuge. All who have started using Roqqett are amazed they haven’t had it before, It’s a game-changer for everyone, personally and professionally.”

Fuze is set to run across two days to bring you live performances from some of Bristol’s biggest up-and-coming artists, produced exclusively for the show.

Shona Wright

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