Governments Giving Their Endorsement to Mobile Payments

When it comes to debating what works best in government and for government, it can be difficult for the masses to find much to agree on… except for when the discussion turns to mobile payments.

Although the highest demand for mobile payments and credit card processing is still observed in retail, don’t overlook the many local, county, and state government agencies that have begun exploring and turning to mobile payments solutions for a variety of purposes.

This week, an excellent illustration of the value of mobile payments in local government played out in Orange County, Florida, where taxpayers have just gained a new way to make their tax payments.

Point & Pay, a mobile payments solution owned by North American Bancard, announced Thursday that the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office has selected the company to provide its electronic tax and fee payment systems for County residents.

Residents in Orange County can now use credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks to pay property taxes, vehicle tags, titles, and drivers’ licenses, and more.

“Our new agreement with Point & Pay is part of my mission to get results that make a difference for our families, workers and communities,” says Treasurer Scott Randolph. “I wanted a payment solution that would best position Florida for the future: people should be able to access their information and pay anytime, anywhere.”

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