Customer story

Payment support for Northumbrian Water

Making customer payments easy with a payment support application.

1 week
for app build
More customer support

The challenge

Customers accessing Northumbrian Waters web and app services wishing to change their payment arrangements were not getting a great customer experience.

Customers were able to make a payment offer to Northumbrian Water, but there was no instant decision that would allow them to manage their payments with them.

Northumbria wanted to explore if low-code could help them deliver quicker solutions and how much volume could they redirect from their call centre. And could they improve their rant and rave scores in the process.

Our customers are very much at the heart of everything we do, especially during the difficult times that we are currently experiencing. This new app will provide our customers with the extra support that they may need, and will also reduce worry.

Angela MacOscar, Head of Innovation at Northumbrian Water

Innovation-led projects

The idea for the payment support application came from the Netcall Daily Dash that was part of the 2020 Innovation Festival

The solution


Northumbrian Water launched the new online payments support feature. Customers with a monthly plan, including direct debit, now see a banner on their online account, which opens a request form to allow them to change the amount they pay each month.

Customer support

During the Innovation Festival 2020, Netcall completed a daily dash with attendees from water companies around the country looking at how low-code could help support customers struggling financially by providing a payment support app.


The payment support app is available for free to all Netcall low-code customers on our Community AppShare.

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It will enable customers to better manage their accounts, and I can’t wait to see the progression of the app.


  • Self-service portal
  • Multi-channel options
  • Payment support app built in 1 week
  • Extra customer support
  • Automated processing
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