(PRWEB UK) 5 January 2013
Motorists living and working in and around Epping Forest are now able to pay for their parking via cashless electronic payment. The new scheme has been introduced in Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Ongar and Waltham Abbey and allows motorists to pay securely in a paperless and cashless way by phone or online. There is also the possibility to download an associated smartphone app which reminds the user of when permitted time is close to running out in the hope of reducing the amount of parking fines received by motorists in the area. New users are required to register once on initial use by providing their card details, mobile number and car registration number.
Gary Weller, Safer, Greener and Highways portfolio holder councillor explained, “With MiPermit offering quick, easy and secure payment for parking in the council’s car parks we hope even more residents, workers and visitors across the district will sign up.”
The move is one of many council’s following suit to move away from cash and more towards the use of electronic and online payments.
SmartDebit is the UK’s leading Direct Debit Bureau ranked as ‘excellent’ in all categories by industry experts. The Surrey based company has seen a huge surge in the number organisations moving towards electronic payments such as Direct Debit. A spokesperson from the Bureau explained, “In the UK we seem to be moving away from cash for everyday uses like parking and buying coffee. As a society we are becoming more and more comfortable and accepting of these new electronic systems and we can only see them becoming even more popular in the foreseeable future.”
SmartDebit continues to closely follow electronic payment developments.
SmartDebit is the UK’s leading Direct Debit service providers, 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.