(PRWEB UK) 12 March 2013
According to The Scotsman, Aberdeen City Council has announced plans to roll out cashless payment systems throughout the City. The system, which allows motorists to pay for parking via phone instead of traditional pay and display systems, has been available in certain car parks for a year.
As a result of the campaign’s success the council has decided to introduce cashless system in all car parks. A spokesperson explained, “More than 40,000 transactions have been made through the PayByPhone System since it was introduced to council car parks last December, with 4,500 people signing up to the service in Aberdeen.”
The Scottish council is the latest of local governments to introduce cashless parking in a bid to save money and make parking more convenient for motorists. Councils can save millions through cutting administrative and crime costs by encouraging the use of electronic payment. SmartDebit, the UK’s leading Direct Debit collections service has noticed an increase in automated and electronic transactions in response to the launch of cashless parking systems.
A representative from the bureau explained, “Cash free payment systems are becoming widespread and are very user friendly and as a result are proving to be extremely popular. Paying by phone means that customers can use an electronic method to pay if they are short of change or decide to stay longer than expected. As more and more people become comfortable with using cards it is expected to be a system that will appear in car parks throughout the UK.”
SmartDebit continues to follow electronic payment method news.
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