Payzone, Ireland’s largest consumer payments network, has introduced a new ‘top up’ payments solution, that will support the roll-out of modern PrePayment Meters (PPMs) in the gas and electricity markets. Installations of the new PrePayment Meters to eligible electricity customers commenced earlier in November as part of a three year roll-out plan aimed at over 100,000 households, deemed to be experiencing genuine financial hardship.
Payzone’s new ‘top up’ solution will facilitate the pre-payment of energy supply services from each of the utility companies using an electronic digital key pad system. By visiting any of the Payzone retail agents among its network throughout the country, users of the Prepayment Meters can purchase a range of energy credits and in turn will be provided with a digital pin number that can then be input via the key pad PPM system, ensuring supply of the appropriate level of energy.
“It is another great example of how Payzone is widening its range of payment solutions while playing to our core strengths of electronic payment facilitation and strong retail network coverage throughout the country,” comments Jim Deignan, managing director of Payzone Ireland.: “Payzone works with all the leading electricity, gas and other utility service providers to develop networks and supporting IT infrastructures for pre-payment, bill payment and other payment types.”