Capita has integrated Barclays’ Pingit mobile payment app into its payment solutions, and is now offering its existing housing payments customers the option to receive payments from their tenants via the app.
Tenants will be able to pay their rent using a smartphone to scan a QR code on their rent statement and make a payment directly through Pingit. Payments made this way will automatically update the housing provider’s records with details of who has paid for what, in the same way as Capita’s other payment channels including telephone and online, ensuring all payments can be easily reconciled.
Jon Peart, payments director, Capita’s software services business, said, “Housing providers need to consider how their tenants can make payments via mobile devices. Often, their tenants won’t have access to the internet via a computer in the home, so Pingit was the obvious choice for us. We believe this partnership will encourage more housing providers to adopt this alternative payment method.”