Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Linx coming to Licensing Offices

Citizens will now have the option to use their debit cards as a method of payment when conducting transactions at Licensing Offices as the Ministry of Works and Transport rolls out the Point of Sale Debit Card System.

The announcement was made on Thursday via a media release from the Ministry.

The system will be implemented on a phased basis, beginning with two locations - Licensing Headquarters Frederick Settlement, Caroni and Wrightson Road Port of Spain.

According to the Ministry the limit on individual debit card transactions at Licensing Office is subject to the daily limit approved by respective banking institutions.

Where an approved daily limit is $3000, a transaction via debit card cannot exceed this amount.

In cases where the cost of a transaction exceeds the daily limit of a banking institution, part payment can be made via debit card and the remaining balance paid in cash.  

Credit Cards and Pre-paid International Debit Cards are not approved for use at the Licensing Offices.

The point of sale devices will accept Linx Debit Cards only. 

The Ministry boasts that the benefits of the new debit card system include:  Improved customer service delivery and efficiency; reduced risk and increased security.

This latest initiative is part of the Ministry’s drive to modernise operations at the Licensing Division by providing greater convenience to the public while reducing the dependency on paper based verification systems. 

 

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