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Leveling the Paying Field™

DivDat was founded on the premise that there is a better way to help municipal entities and corporations to invoice and collect money from their customers. The DivDat Kiosk Network uses technology to drive social change by eliminating predatory “convenience fees” and other costs of making bill payments. DivDat is Leveling the Paying Field™ for people to pay bills in a safe, convenient location at a time and method of their choosing, fee free!
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DivDat Provides On-Site Bill Payment Services and In-Person Assistance in Support of the City of Detroit's Taxpayer Resource Fair

DivDat joins the City of Detroit Office of Treasury's Detroit Taxpayer Service Center (DTSC) for their Taxpayer Resource Fair, an event designed to share information and provide assistance to property taxpayers, as 2023 "Summer Property Taxes" become due. The event will take place at the Heilmann Recreation Center on Friday, July 21, 2023, from 12 – 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, at 19601 Brock Avenue.
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DivDat Adds Text-to-Pay Enhancement to its Mobile Payments App for Apple and Android

DivDat adds Text-to-Pay feature enhancement to the DivDat Mobile App, providing DivDat Mobile App users with an additional way to pay DivDat Payment Network billers with checks or cards in Metro Detroit. The DivDat Mobile App, available in the App Store and on Google Play, is free to download and to use (biller-specific transaction fees may apply).
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DivDat Provides Detroit Department of Transportation with New Bus Pass Dispenser Additions to Self-service Bill Payment Kiosks

DivDat announces its ongoing support of its customer, the Detroit Department of Transportation and their riders, by providing new self-service walk-up Bus Pass Dispensers that allow DDOT customers to easily purchase bus passes by cash or card, receive instant payment confirmation and printed official receipt, and which dispense the corresponding fee-specific bus pass from the dispenser unit attached to the payment kiosk.
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DBusiness Daily Update: U-M Center Empowers Communities to Tackle Renewable Energy Projects, and More

DBusiness roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. Highlighting DivDat's Text-to-pay enhancement to the DivDat Mobile Payments App.
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Eye on Text-to-Pay: DivDat Adds Text-to-Pay for Bill Payments; NMI Adds Authvia’s Text-to-Pay for its Portfolio

Two payments companies are tapping into consumers’ affinity for texting—more than 6 billion SMS text messages are sent daily, according to The Small Business Blog—with a bill-pay service and a program for merchants.
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Detroit businesses could be fined if they do not accept cash under new ordinance detroit

The Detroit City Council voted unanimously to ban cashless businesses, which was introduced by Councilwoman Angela Whitfield-Calloway. Whitfield-Calloway says she's advocating for over 100,000 Detroiters that don't use banks.
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Cash is (STILL) King and is gaining followers.

Cash use rises (AND applies to consumers across age groups) as households struggle to cope with inflation. "It really transcends generations and financial situations," says Courtney Alev, an associate director of product management at Credit Karma, in the article.

Still collecting the lion’s share of bill payments by drop box? There may be a reason for it.

If your department or municipality is still opening envelopes deposited in the drop box, consider this perspective. High volumes of drop box payments could indicate a consumer population that is unbanked, underbanked, or even offline. Self-service (real-time) payments are within reach for most utilities, cities, and even townships.

DivDat Kiosks: Serving Communities with Convenience and Care

At the heart of our company's mission — to promote the inclusion of the unbanked and underbanked in today's online banking and bill paying services world — is the idea of service.