SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PayNearMe®, a brand of Handle Financial, today announced a partnership with the New York City Department of Finance that enables New York City drivers to pay for parking tickets in cash at over 100 7-Eleven locations in all five boroughs, many of which are open 24/7.
“No one likes paying parking tickets, but PayNearMe makes it convenient for those who prefer to resolve their debt by paying cash,” said Jacques Jiha, NYC Department of Finance Commissioner. “We are pleased to offer this service as an additional payment option for New York City drivers, as it is in line with our consistent efforts to enhance customer service.”
In 2016, there were more than 230,000 cash transactions with the New York City Department of Finance. This represents hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for the city, and is also a significant inconvenience for New Yorkers, visitors, and the Department of Finance as they have long grappled with the inconvenience of paying and processing cash payments.
Now, to make a cash payment, those with parking ticket violations simply go to www.nyc.gov/dofpaynearme and click the “Get Started” button to obtain a PayNearMe payment code for any unpaid balances. The code and the cash payment for the New York City Department of Finance is then presented to any 7-Eleven cashier. The transaction takes less than a minute and payment is posted within approximately 15 minutes to an hour. A low convenience fee of $2.99 applies. With over 100 7-Eleven locations in New York City, many of which are open 24-hours, seven days a week, payment is easy and convenient.
“PayNearMe looks forward to working with the City of New York to offer new cash payment alternatives,” said Mike Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Merchant Processing. “With a significant number of payment locations, people can pay their fines anytime, day or night. It also removes the strain from city offices and automates the payment process so that payments post on time and money can be put back to work.”
For more information on how government agencies are using PayNearMe to collect cash payments, please visit http://home.paynearme.com/tolling.
PayNearMe, a brand of Handle Financial, has been enabling government agencies and businesses to accept cash payments remotely since 2009. Using PayNearMe, consumers can make payments on their own schedule, in their own neighborhood, at one of 27,000 trusted locations in the U.S., which include CVS Pharmacy®, 7-Eleven®, Family Dollar®, Casey’s General Stores and ACE Cash Express stores. PayNearMe processes cash payments for the IRS, Comcast, Greyhound, Oportun and the California Department of Child Support Services, among others.
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About The New York City Department of Finance
The New York City Department of Finance is the nation’s largest municipal tax administration, collecting approximately $36 billion in revenue for New York City.