City of Scranton, Iowa, Launches New Payment Services
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa--The convenience of making electronic payments online and over the counter is now available through Iowa Interactive.
The City of Scranton, Iowa, launched two new services that allow customers to use credit and debit cards to make payments in their offices and online at the City website, www.scrantoniowa.com. The City of Scranton can accept any credit or debit card displaying a Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.
"Our new payment services provide handy options for customers to pay their utility bills online, in person or over the phone," said City Clerk-Treasurer, Melinda Hinners. “We have found PayPort to be very user-friendly and cost-effective to use. It’s a great system.”
The City partnered with Iowa Interactive, LLC. of Des Moines to provide both payment processing services. This partnership operates under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars or county funds were used to develop or maintain the service.
The Clerk’s office is the first in the state to implement Iowa Interactive’s PayPort payment service. In addition to PayPort, Iowa Interactive, a subsidiary of NIC, manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in electronic government applications.
About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. The Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.