Capita extends payment management service in new partnership with PayPoint


14 April 2015

Capita’s software services business has announced its payment collection services will be available in thousands more locations in a new deal with PayPoint.

Capita’s existing comprehensive range of payment channels will be extended to include all of PayPoint’s 28,200 retail outlets. The new partnership provides a convenient and local way for consumers to pay for goods and services, and offers a method to pay by cash for those who choose not to pay by card or direct debit.

This partnership brings the number of outlets accepting payments via Capita’s channels to more than 40,300. 

Payments made at a PayPoint outlet will be managed, reconciled and settled alongside Capita’s other payment channels using Capita’s established managed service. Customers, including local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and housing associations, will benefit from a system in which income can be handled through a single supplier.

Andrew Davies, head of business and innovation at Capita’s payments business, said:

“Capita is committed to finding innovative ways to help give our customers more choice and a wider range of solutions for their payment collection services.

“By teaming up with PayPoint, we have opened up thousands of new locations for people to pay bills, settle council tax or pay rent.

“Capita is confident that by working with PayPoint, it can further reduce costs and make the process of receiving money quicker for our payment customers. This partnership will provide a more convenient channel that helps customers pay more easily, helping to keep their finances on target.”

The partnership builds upon Capita’s existing partnership with PayPoint’s PaybyPhone which enables local authorities to use Capita to process parking payments made using a mobile phone.

Lewis Alcraft, client director, PayPoint UK & Ireland, said:

“Local retailers with PayPoint are highly valued among customers as a convenient way to complete a whole range of transactions.

“By partnering with Capita, we are making it even easier for people up and down the country to manage even more of their payments and bills in a convenient and familiar place within their own communities.”

For further information regarding the new partnerships with Capita, please visit Over-the-counter with
PayPoint and the Post Office

 

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