PayPoint Romania, one of the main cash payment operators in Romania, has signed an agreement with ApaVital Iasi, the main water services provider in Iasi for the collection of bill payments.
The new contract is further evidence of PayPoint’s successful strategy of building an extensive portfolio of clients across a diverse range of service sectors, allowing customers to pay as many bills as possible through PayPoint terminals.
PayPoint intends to continue expanding in the sectors it already serves by signing up partners with a national presence as well as with regional providers, and also plans to expand its bill payment services into further sectors where it doesn’t currently operate. “The partnership with ApaVital Iasi is part of our strategy to optimise our national presence, while strengthening our position in Iasi County,” said Mugur Dogariu. “As a result, residents of Iasi County can now enjoy the benefits of quick and easy access to PayPoint’s cash payment services to pay their water bills at no extra cost.”
In Romania, the company officially launched its bill payment service under the PayPoint brand in August 2008 and has expanded its client portfolio by signing partnerships with a range of companies in service sectors including utilities, financial - insurance, cable TV and mobile telecom.
PayPoint is a leading specialist payments company with operations in the UK, Ireland, Romania, France, USA and Canada. It handles over £9.5 billion from over 550 million transactions annually for more than 6,000 clients and merchants.
PayPoint processes consumer payments across a wide variety of markets (energy pre and post-payment, telecoms, housing, water, transport, e-commerce, parking and gaming) through its retail networks, internet and mobile phone channels:
The PayPoint branded retail network in the UK numbers over 22,000 terminals located in local shops (including Co-op, Spar, McColls, Costcutter, Sainsbury’s Local, One Stop, Londis and thousands of independents). Collect+, a joint venture with Yodel, formerly Home Delivery Network Limited, provides a parcel collection and drop off service at more than 3,400 PayPoint retailers. Its ATM network numbers more than 2,300 ‘LINK’ branded machines across the UK, mainly in the same sites as PayPoint terminals.
In Romania, the retail network numbers over 4,800 terminals located in local shops, processing cash bill payments for utilities and mobile phone top-ups. In Ireland, over 500 outlets in shops and credit unions process mobile top-ups and bill payments.
PayPoint.net is an internet payment service provider linking into all major UK acquiring banks to deliver secure online credit and debit card payments for over 5,600 web merchants. It offers a comprehensive set of products ranging from a transaction gateway through to a bureau service and Fraudguard, an advanced service to mitigate the risk of fraud.
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.
PayPoint floated on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. It is widely recognised for its leadership in prepayment systems, smart technology and consumer service.
ABOUT PAYPOINT ROMANIA
PayPoint has 31 clients in telecommunications, utilities and financial services in Romania, of which 24 have contracts for payment collection services.
- Utilities: GDF SUEZ Energy Romania, E.ON Gas Distribution E.ON Gaz Romania, Petrom Gas Distribution; Congaz E.ON Moldova Supply, Enel Energy, Enel Energy Wallachia, Electrica Transilvania Nord, Electrica Transilvania Sud, Electrica Muntenia Nord, Apa Nova Bucharest, ApaVital Iasi
- Telecommunications and cable: Cosmote Romania, Vodafone Romania, Romtelecom, UPC Romania, Zapp, Boom TV, Akta TV
- Banking: Allianz-Tiriac, Citibank Romania, EOS KSI Romania, GE Money.
PayPoint Romania also offers top-up services for all mobile operators (Cosmote, Orange, Vodafone, Zapp), for landline operators providing international calls and Internet Service Providers, including Nobel and Worldtelecom (Number One). For Focus Sat, PayPoint provides recharge vouchers for DTH service users.
For further information, please contact:
S.C. PayPoint Services S.R.L.
Tel: +4021 409 1400
Fax: +4021 409 1401
Mobil: +4072 386 0661