Paying your parking tickets in these tryin’ times is about to get a modern world makeover, at least in Gauteng, where Nedbank has, alongside Skidata, have looked into opening up mobile payment options.
The option comes in the form of the an in-app featured dubbed scan to pay which can be found within the Nedbank Money app. Scan to park allows anyone with a Masterpass-enabled QR code scanning banking app or digital wallet to scan their parking ticket and make instant payment – without ever having to handle cash or physically touch a parking pay station.
Parking lots where visitors to the malls can scan their ticket for instant payment are clearly marked with SKIDATA signage.
According to Josephine Baliah, Head of Acceptance Business Solutions for Nedbank, scan to park is another South African digital innovation conceptualised by Nedbank as part of its commitment to deliver value-adding payment solutions that go beyond banking.
Scan to park leverages Masterpass, Mastercard’s scan-to-pay service, which enables consumers to transact with any bank card through a secure app on their mobile phones. Each Masterpass transaction is protected by multiple layers of security, ensuring the user’s personal and payment details are protected.
For now, scan-to-park ticket vending machines are already in use at a number of leading shopping malls in Gauteng, including Melrose Arch, Sandton City, and Nelson Mandela Square, and are currently being rolled out to Eastgate and Liberty Midlands Mall. A total of 99 shopping centres across the country have been earmarked for installation of the technology in the coming months.