London fintech start-up Flux teams up with KFC

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by Keiligh Baker

London fintech startup Flux has partnered with KFC to help the fried chicken chain go paperless.

From today users of digital banks Monzo and Starling will be able to receive digital itemised receipts for transactions in their banking apps when they shop at KFC.

KFC UK and Ireland loyalty manager Hazell White said: "This is a really exciting new collaboration for us. We’re always looking to make things easier in our restaurants – both for our teams and our customers - so we’re continually exploring new technologies that we can invest in to help."

"We’re incredibly proud to announce our partnership with KFC," said Matty Cusden-Ross, chief executive and co-founder of Flux. "Their mission to create fast and friendly restaurants neatly overlaps Flux’s obsession with seamless experiences which add no extra time at checkout."

Prolific London reported in January that digital banking app Monzo, which now boasts 1.5 million current accounts, had partnered with fintech startup Flux to bring itemised receipts and loyalty points to its customers.

The move will see Monzo customers who have opted in receiving digital receipts, rewards and loyalty from Flux partner merchants straight to their Monzo app in real-time.

The list of initial partner merchants included EAT, Costa Coffee (announced but not yet live), Itsu, Pod, and Pure.

To get loyalty stamps users just need to check their welcome e-mail from Flux to see what stores are running loyalty with them, and what items they can buy to gain stamps.

When the customer shops at any of those stores they will get automated e-stamps sent straight to their phone - amd Flux will let the customer know when their stamp card is full.

Monzo has been testing out startup Flux’s tech in a closed beta since 2017.