Digital payments expert PayPoint has announced the launch of PayPoint Donate, aiming to leverage digital solutions for the acquisition and reconciliation of payments and donations for charities.
The move follows the the appointment of Jason Levy to lead its Strategic Development and Partnership plans in the charity sector.
PayPoint Donate brings together an innovative digital solution to provide charities and their supply partners with an integrated single platform to support the acquisition donors and seamless reconciliation of payments and donations.
The company said the creation of PayPoint Donate formalises its intent to ensure its range of recently released digital solutions, including Open Banking, Pay-By-Link, Cash Out and e-vouchers, benefit the charity sector.
Alongside its tried and tested services – Direct Debit, card payments and text donations – PayPoint Donate is also drawing upon its 28,000 strong retailer platform to benefit its charity clients by offering their supporters the convenience of donating at a local level.
“By partnering with PayPoint Donate as a single or multi-channel provider of acquisition and donation reconciliation services, charities can and will benefit from simplified integration, market-leading innovations and exemplary customer support,” Jason Levy, Charities Strategic Development and Partnerships Lead at PayPoint, said.
“In addition, our digital payment channels are ISO and PCI DSS compliant giving them and those that donate to them, the utmost peace of mind. Indeed, we excel in enhancing the consumer experience to ensure our charity clients benefit from loyalty and retention.”
PayPoint has also announced that it will work together with Pay.UK to help enable government cost-of-living support payments to the financially vulnerable.
PayPoint has joined Pay.UK’s Confirmation of Payee name-checking service to deliver services to support local government and energy companies deliver cost-of-living support payments.
Financially vulnerable groups are more likely to pay bills by cash and cheque and are at greater risk of missing out on support payments paid directly to an account. CoP provides an easy way for government to check that funds are sent to the right place, ensuring that vulnerable users, who may not have already registered their bank details, get funds quickly, safely and efficiently.
The new service will cover energy rebate and council tax returns to help deliver the government support package announced by ministers in May in response to the impact of rising prices being faced by UK households.
PayPoint said its participation in Confirmation of Payee, which has processed over a billion transactions to date, will enable greater choice in payment methods so that people who most need the support can receive it through different platforms, without compromising the safety and security of the transaction.
“We’re delighted to be working with Pay.UK on expanding the use of Confirmation of Payee and helping local government and energy companies make sure that important support payments reach the people who need them,” Nick Wiles, chief executive of PayPoint, said.
“This move further enhances our channel-agnostic payments platform, ensuring we can continue to support our clients and their customers with smart technology designed to improve their experience and reduce costs.”