Shoppers and visitors using the Grosvenor Centre car park in Northampton can now pay for their parking using chip and pin credit and debit cards.
Card payments are checked in the same way as any other card payments and payment is accepted only after authorisation by the bank.
Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member responsible for car parks, said: “Credit and debit cards are now used widely, even for low cost payments such as parking.
“The Grosvenor Centre is one of our busiest car parks and is the latest one to become a pay-on exit-car park which gives shoppers more flexibility over how long they stay in town. Adding the chip and pin facility makes paying for parking even more flexible for shoppers.”