Checkprint and Barclays provide QR codes for children’s charity

Checkprint and Barclays have teamed up to provide QR codes for Sparks, a children’s medical research charity, allowing fundraisers to gather money through smartphones.

Checkprint and Barclays have teamed up to provide QR codes for Sparks, a children’s medical research charity, allowing fundraisers to gather money through smartphones.

Chekprint, part of the TALL Group, created personalised two-dimensional QR codes that can be used via the Barclays Pingit mobile application.

The app, launched in February 2012, can be used by any UK current account holder aged over 16 – whether or not they are a Barclays’ customer – and is available on iOS, Android and Blackberry OS. It features an integrated QR codes scanner.

Barclays’ head of Mobile Solutions Milon Veasey said: "People today are looking for quick, easy and convenient payments options, and charities like Sparks are fully recognising this."

Laura White, head of regional fundraising at Sparks, explains: "We have worked with Checkprint for a number of years and its solutions have helped us raise a vast amount of money for medical research.

"This new partnership will save us, and our supporters, even more valuable time and money which we can put to good use in other areas of Spark’s work."

The project marked the first collaboration of Checkprint and Barclays over Pingit QR codes. It is now a standard feature on the Checkprint, the secure cheque, credit and remittance printing system.

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