Italy's Montepaschi Group (GMPS) has introduced a service that lets people pay taxes and fines due to Rome City Council at the bank's ATMs.
Developed by SIA-SSB unit TSP, the system lets Pagobancomat cardholders select a Rome City Council option on the menu of cash machines belonging to the group's Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Toscana banks.
Customers then choose between paying local property tax assessment and fines, before entering a payment code quoted in the bill sent by the council and confirming the details on the screen. They can then make the payment by Pagobancomat for a cost of EUR1.48.
Further payment options, including predetermined local property tax, advertising fees and school fees, are planned for the future.
Ferdinando Quattrucci, head, Central Italy and Sardinia area, Montepaschi Group, says: "The new service is part of the GMPS multi-channel development strategy which aims to introduce new ATM functions available to customers and non-customers alike, for various types of payments, further reinforcing our presence on the territory and creating added value for customers."
The service is already available at 200 Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Toscana ATMs with microchip technology in Lazio. By the end of the year the service will be offered at all 2240 microchip technology-enabled machines nationwide. The remaining Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Toscana ATMs will offer the service in 2009, when they have been upgraded.