PayPoint Romania, the leading retail-based bill and mobile top-up payment service in Romania is announcing the expansion of its agreement with Scala Assistance! Consumers now have the possibility to pay for their Road Tax in over 9,000 partner stores country-wide.
In April 2014, PayPoint began its partnership with Scala Assistance, the company which is authorised to collect Road Tax, and the service was progressively rolled out across PayPoint’s network. The excellent results recorded up until now, combined with increasing demand from consumers and efforts made with the regulatory agency, have resulted in the expansion of the service to over 9,000 PayPoint partner stores.
The method of payment for the Road Tax remains quick and secure: customers go into the nearest participating PayPoint store and provide the retailer with the information required to register that the Road Tax has been paid. The process is quick and secure: once the retailer has recorded the data on the terminal, the customer pays, in cash, and receives a receipt with all the necessary details (date, amount, location, Road Tax registration number, etc).
By increasing the availability for this service, PayPoint furthers its efforts to provide as many services as possible to an ever-increasing number of consumers, a great deal of which are living in rural areas where alternative methods of payment are few or non-existent.
“When we launched this service, it was a novelty in the retail sector and the results we have had so far showed us it satisfies a great need of consumers, especially those who live in rural areas who lack easy access to other methods of payment for the Road Tax. We are glad we can now offer PayPoint’s consumers anywhere in the country the possibility to pay for their Road Tax in our partner stores, through a service that is so simple, quick and always where they need it”, said Mugur Dogariu, Managing Director PayPoint Romania.
“It’s paramount for Scala Assistance to ensure, as an authorised distributor, a network of distribution that is as accessible as possible. To this end, we believe that the project we have begun with PayPoint Romania to be a genuine success. This second phase, where we extend the number of payment points to PayPoint’s entire network, came as a natural continuation of our partnership”, said Dan Cobeanu and Dan Ciceu, representatives of Scala Assistance.
Along with paying for their Road Tax, consumers are also able to use PayPoint terminals to pay bills for utilities (electricity, gas, water, sanitation etc), mobile phone plans, internet or cable TV as well as buy mobile phone top-ups and airplane tickets, pay for security services, repay loans and even transfer money, both internally and internationally, at selected PayPoint locations.