Local MP Tom Brake checked out PayPoint during a visit to the Londis store on Middleton Road in Carshalton.
PayPoint is a ‘free of charge’ service that enables consumers – generally from more vulnerable and financially disadvantaged groups in society – to pay essential household bills at local shops, including gas and electricity meter prepayments, council tax, rents, BBC TV licences and water bills.
During his visit, Tom said “with over 60 PayPoints across Carshalton and Wallington, those who rely on PayPoint are well supported.”
“PayPoint has been, and will continue to be, a life-line for those people who suddenly find themselves in emergency situations, as well as for those who are unable to get a bank account, or just want to be able to pay bills in their local shop.”
In addition to helping the most vulnerable in society, PayPoint also offers great benefits to retailers. Stores with this service increase general spend by around 10%.
Tom commented “this would be a welcome boost in any business and I urge many more local retailers to consider offering such services.”
For more information on PayPoint, visit www.paypoint.co.uk.