PayByPhone heads north of the border

PayByPhone heads north of the border

Phone parking service now available in South Ayrshire

PayByPhone, formerly known as Verrus, is now working with South Ayrshire Council giving consumers the option to pay for parking using their mobile phone. The service is available in Barns Crescent, Charlotte Street and Kyle Street car parks in Ayr, providing a quick and secure way for consumers to pay from the comfort of their car.

Offered alongside Pay and Display machines, consumers can now choose to pay by mobile phone without the need to find the exact change for the machines.
Following a simple one-off registration process which captures the vehicle registration and payment card details, the consumer can pay to park using their mobile in less than a minute. Whilst registering, they can also choose to receive text reminders that tell them when the parking session is about to expire, so they can extend it without returning to their car.

Robin Bevan, Commercial CEO from PayByPhone, comments: "We are delighted to be working with South Ayrshire Council, our first phone parking client in Scotland and a valuable addition to our ever growing client portfolio. The PayByPhone service provides many benefits for local authorities and the local community; not only does it offer a secure, quick and easy payment option for motorists, but it also helps to support local retailers as consumers shop for longer because of the convenience of extending a parking session without having to return to their car.'

The service is easy to use. Consumers can register and pay by phone, mobile web, PayByPhone app and online in advance at home. Payments and statements can be monitored easily and securely on the PayByPhone website.

South Ayrshire joins a long list of parking operators in the UK that now offer PayByPhone parking payments. Others include Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, York, South Lakeland, Lincoln, the City of Westminster and the London Boroughs of Barnet, Islington and Tower Hamlets.


Katie Buckett / Karla Winch
020 7592 1200

About PayByPhone
PayByPhone is a leading international provider of services to parking authorities allowing consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for their parking by credit or debit card. It has contracts in the UK, France, Canada and the USA. PayByPhone is part of the PayPoint Group of companies

About PayPoint
PayPoint is a leading international provider of convenient payments and value added services to major consumer service organisations in the utility, housing, water, telecoms, media, financial services, transport, retail, e-commerce, gaming and public sectors.

PayPoint delivers payments and services through a uniquely strong combination of local shops, internet and mobile distribution channels and handles over £10 billion from 590 million transactions annually for more than 6,000 clients and merchants.

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