TFL Release

Published 2016-03-31

Come the 3rd of October 2016, Transport for London will force card acceptance into London’s 22,000 licenced Taxis, by making it a condition of licence grant or renewal backed up by the use of a dedicated enforcement team with authority to issue on the spot fines if card acceptance is withheld or not available.

This means London’s taxi operators will need to engage with TFL approved solution providers to ensure their payment facilities are safe, secure & correctly installed.

The Payment House is proud to be one of the first solution providers to gain full TFL approval by utilizing best in class components for their taxi payment solution.

The solution is app based and can be downloaded to either iOS or Android operating systems allowing the drivers to use either a supplied 3G 8” tablet or their own smartphone or tablet. The app hosts The Payment House ‘s suite of value added services, drivers can now access bookings, dispatch & payment all within a single interface application. The Payment House can also provide simple API’s to allow third party integration allowing other solution providers to interface their own booking engines into this advanced, cloud based solution.

Utilising Bluetooth, the app allows the host device to link to a fully certified PIN Entry Device (PED), securely mounted in the passenger compartment of the taxi and a receipt printer mounted in the driver compartment. All components are small in footprint & hardwired in accordance with TFL regulations.

Drivers now have access to a fully functional suite of taxi services that can feed them bookings, alert them to traffic issues ahead & accept payment whether by cash, card, contactless or wallet solutions such as eeZee Pay & ApplePay, not to mention provide a printed receipt. The Payment House will provide further ease of use by integrating with meter providers to ensure accuracy of fare charges & speed of transaction, benefiting both drivers & passengers.

The Payment House is proud to help preserve London’s iconic Black Cabs & the ‘knowledge’ & expertise of those that are licenced to drive them. By providing a class leading mobility solution that is approved by TFL, licenced taxi operators can now compete head to head with the growing number of app-based solutions targeting private hire operators.

Underpinning the strength of their technology, The Payment House, have negotiated hard with suppliers to offer solution packages that suit the needs of both owner drivers & fleets operators.

To find out more about The Payment House and their taxi products, please contact james@thepaymenthouse.com

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