Motorists are expected to ramp up the payment of their outstanding traffic fines before travelling to various parts of the country over the festive season.
The volume of payments through FNB’s Traffic Fine Payment Solution via FNB’s digital platforms regularly shows a significant rise around the festive season. Traffic fine payments through FNB have increased by 68% from 2016 to 2017, roughly 14% of payments are made via the FNB APP (introduced in March 2017), 77% through Online Banking and 9% at ATMs.
Shadrack Palmer, chief commercial officer at FNB Connect, says: “The increased use of digital platforms to pay traffic fines can be attributed to the fact that consumers want services at their fingertips, 24/7. Being able to do most errands conveniently in the comfort of your home does not only save time, it’s also a saving if you consider associated travel costs.”
He adds that the payment of traffic fines is not the only popular service on their platforms at this time of the year. There is usually a substantial increase in DSTV subscriptions payments, which indicates that families are looking for various forms of entertainment for a “staycation”.
“We have seen substantial growth in satellite TV subscription payments via our digital channels in the last 12 month, with over 1-million transactions being performed for both DStv and Box Office payment service through FNB. Typically, we expect the festive season period to once again show its usual uptick,” Palmer says.