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18/12/2017 12:00 a.m.
Monday 18 December 2018
new payment option is now available for people who wish to pay their Council
rates, building application, animal charges and infringement fees online,
without the need for a credit or debit card.
District Council is pleased to offer Account2Account, an online service that
allows people to make secure payments directly from their bank account on the
Council website in real time.
Systems Manager Gordon Tupper says the new service will be particularly useful
for businesses or people who don’t use debit or credit cards.
the way people prefer to go about their everyday business has continued to
change, online services have evolved too to meet those demands. Account2Account
is an easy and straightforward way to pay for a range of Council activities or
services, all in one place from the convenience of your home computer or
head to the Council website at ashburtondc.govt.nz and click on the activity
you wish to carry out, such as re-registering your dog or paying a rates bill,
follow the prompts and you’ll be able to select Account2Account as a payment
option. All you need is your bank account details.”
is supported by ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank, TSB and Westpac banks. Customers with
other banks will not be able to use Account2Account.
now, customers could pay online, however this required a credit or debit card
to finalise the payment. An internet bank transfer is also an option, but this
requires paying from a different site, rather than conveniently from within the
Council website. These options are still available, as well as visiting the
Council office, direct debit and paying by post.