(PRWEB UK) 20 January 2013
A new system has been introduced into The Peel Centre this week in a move to bring in cashless parking. Skimped Hill Lane car park no longer uses barriers or requires users to display tickets in their vehicles instead motorists must memorise their vehicle’s number plate and choose between two options – to either pay at the machine or to use a cashless online system by using their debit or credit card.
The new system identifies vehicles by camera as they enter the car park and can then give precise fees depending on time spent parked which can be paid by either method.
This recent change to a cashless option is a similar occurrence throughout the UK, with many local councils choosing to encourage motorists to pay via online schemes in a bid to save money and cut inconvenience and queuing.
SmartDebit, a leading payments processor have noticed an increase in interest from both small and larger organisations looking to moving away from cash transactions. A spokesperson from the company explained, “Society is becoming more comfortable with using cashless types of payment like debit and credit cards for small everyday purchases, due to the advancements in payment security. In most situations it is quicker and more convenient when compared to traditional methods so it is no wonder why an ever increasing amount of companies are interested in utilising our services.”
SmartDebit is the UK’s leading Direct Debit collections service, 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.