(PRWEB UK) 11 March 2013
A cashless parking system has been introduced by Scarborough council in a bid to save money and convenience for residents and visitors. Car parks in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and surrounding areas now have the latest technology allowing motorists to pay without cash. Online booking, text messaging and smartphone apps have been made available highlighting the various ways that parking can now be paid for including over the phone, app and website. Additional services include a mapping service, the ability to check when parking sessions have run out, alter vehicle details and extend parking.
Cllr Penny Marsden explained the decision, “I’m sure many of us have found ourselves in the position where we don’t have enough change for a parking machine – cashless parking is a very simple alternative.”
SmartDebit is the UK's leading Direct Debit Bureau, collecting Direct Debits for SME, Corporate, Public Sector and Not for Profit organisations since 1998.The bureau constantly keep up to date with the latest payments news and key focuses as the UK heads towards a cashless society. A representative added, “Cashless parking is quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional pay and display machines making paying for parking quicker, easier and less restrictive. It is also advantageous for local council’s helping them to save money by reducing administrative costs as a result of collecting coins and servicing machines.”
SmartDebit expects the scheme to be introduced by more councils across the UK as the year progresses.
SmartDebit is the UK’s leading Direct Debit Bureau, specialising in payment processing services since 1998. A Bacs approved Bureau, scoring ‘Excellent’ in all five categories of the Bacs audit, and ISO 27001 compliant. Providing a complete range of services: Outsourcing; SmartDebit Admin cloud based portal; SmartDebit Online payer sign up; SmartDebit API integrated solution and SmartDebit Contingency.