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August 06, 2012

June 19, 2012

Fiserv Taps Into Tryvertising Trend to Drive E-Bill Adoption

Fiserv logo 60pxh Fiserv announced the launch of 'E-bill Introduction', a new feature within the CheckFree® RXP payment suite.
E-bill Introduction offers consumers an opportunity to receive electronic bills (e-bills) via their online banking service for an introductory period during which they also continue to receive paper bills in the mail. Pilots of the feature conducted with five financial institutions delivered solid results, with consumers enrolled in the pilot activating three times more e-bills than consumers who were not enrolled.

October 12, 2011

June 08, 2011

Fiserv Expands Digital Payment Suite with Updates to CheckFree RXP

Fiserv logo 60pxhFiserv has announced that the CheckFree RXP money movement platform has been expanded to support account-to-account transfers and same-day bill payments. "These new functionalities integrate with the existing bill payment and person-to-person payment capabilities available through CheckFree RXP to create a robust digital payments suite for financial institutions. While the elements of this suite can be utilized a la carte, they are designed to drive increased transactions when offered together."

February 15, 2011

August 25, 2009

Walmart Offering CheckFreePay Walk-in Bill Payment Service

fiserv_logo.gifFiserv has announced that "Walmart has implemented the CheckFreePay service from Fiserv, enabling customers to pay bills in person at all Walmart locations in the United States. Using the CheckFreePay service, customers can pay household bills, such as their utility, mobile phone, auto loan, insurance and credit card bills, at any one of the retailer?s 3,755 domestic locations, including Walmart SuperCenters and Neighborhood Markets." READ MORE »

February 12, 2009

Consumers Tightening Their Belts, Using Online Banking More

Fiserv has released results of a newly commissioned survey icon_PDF_small.gif by Forrester finding that U.S. consumers are using the online banking channel more frequently to access their accounts during the current global financial crisis.

"Some 71 percent of consumers said they are keeping a closer eye on their finances than they did a year ago. Slightly more than three-quarters of the consumers surveyed said they use online banking, with non-users making up the remaining one-quarter. Online banking usage increased far more than any other banking channel, with 28 percent of consumers indicating they are using online banking more than they did a year ago, and 63 percent said managing all of their accounts online from one site would help them feel more in control of their finances."


October 16, 2008

Fiserv's CheckFreePay to Enable Walk-In Bill Pay at Retail Checkouts

Fiserv has announced its CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment service has partnered with PayScan America to utilize PayScan's patented bar code bill payment process to offer "an enhanced retail payment solution that will enable walk-in consumers to pay their household bills quickly and easily at retail checkout lanes and self-service kiosks." READ MORE »

September 03, 2008

Checking Up on Bill Presentment

Glenbrook's Bryan Derman and Jim Salters take a fresh look at online bill presentment following a recent announcement by AT&T Mobility that it would begin delivering bills electronically through CheckFree-powered bank bill payment sites.

August 27, 2008

Over Three-Fourths of Online Americans Bank and Pay Bills Online

According to a survey sponsored by CheckFree, "more Americans than ever, an estimated 63.1 million households or three-fourth of those online, are paying their bills online rather than writing paper checks. The 2008 Consumer Banking and Bill Payment Survey, the eighth conducted by CheckFree since 2002, highlights Americans’ growing use of online banking and bill payment services to help manage their personal finances." READ MORE »

February 05, 2008

CheckFree/Fiserv Introduces Consumer Remote Deposit Capture

CheckFree (now part of Fiserv) has announced a new remote deposit capture product that allows retail customers to electronically scan and deposit checks from any location with a PC, a scanner and an Internet connection. According to CheckFree, "it provides simple, easy-to-use functionality for the consumer without compromising the security, fraud identification or processing quality required by financial institutions."


November 30, 2007

US Bank, CheckFree Encourage Bill Pay with Toys for Tots Benefit

U.S. Bank and CheckFree have announced they are collaborating "to encourage consumers to save time, reduce stress and make children smile this holiday season by paying bills online. For every five bills that a customer pays via U.S. Bank Internet Banking now through Dec. 31, 2007, U.S. Bank and CheckFree will donate $10 to Toys for Tots."


November 13, 2007

CheckFree Announces Expanded Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments Strategy

CheckFree has announced an expanded OpenChannel strategy for mobile banking and mobile payments that it says "is designed to support multiple technologies for delivering online financial services via mobile devices, including microbrowser-based wireless application protocol (WAP), text messaging (known as SMS for short messaging service), and device-resident applications. Financial institutions can choose from a full range of deployment options, including hosted, software-based, hybrid and flexible component models, to meet their specific needs."


AT&T Launches Mobile Banking Nationwide

AT&T has announced "the launch of a comprehensive, easy-to-use mobile banking platform that will enable consumers to view account balances and history, transfer funds and pay bills from their AT&T mobile handsets."


November 08, 2007

SunTrust, CheckFree Study Bank Profitability from Online Bill Payment

A new SunTrust Bank and CheckFree study "reveals a clear link between electronic billing and payment habits and higher account balances, customer loyalty and profitability."


October 02, 2007

Glenbrook's Take on Finovate 1.0

Glenbrook's Bryan Derman filed the following report tonight from today's Finovate 1.0 Conference in New York City.


September 22, 2007

Moneta Acquires CheckFree's Retail Payments Product

Moneta has announced that it has acquired the Retail Payments (RPS) product formerly owned by CheckFree. "The RPS technology allows consumers to purchase goods and services by transferring money directly from their checking accounts to participating merchants. This simplified process eliminates a large portion of the fees merchants assume with traditional purchases made on credit cards and through other online payment providers. RPS has been a successful CheckFree service offering for more than two years."


September 10, 2007

America First Credit Union Selects Firethorn, CheckFree for Mobile Banking

Firethorn and CheckFree have announced that "Ogden, Utah- based America First Credit Union, one of the nation's 10 largest credit unions, will offer the Firethorn mobile banking solution to its 432,000 members."


August 02, 2007

Fiserv to Acquire CheckFree

Fiserv and CheckFree have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Fiserv will acquire CheckFree in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion.


April 12, 2007

Online Bill Payment Usage Surpasses Checks

A new survey sponsored by CheckFree and conducted by Harris Interactive and the Marketing Workshop concludes that, for the first time, consumers in Internet-connected households are paying more of their bills online than by paper check. "Online payments made up 39 percent of the total volume of bill payments among online households, an increase of 4 percent over the previous December 2005 survey. In contrast, the volume of checks sent through the mail fell 4 percent to 34 percent of the overall volume."


February 14, 2007

CheckFree Announces Agreement to Acquire Corillian

CheckFree Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Corillian Corporation, a provider of Internet banking software and services, for a purchase price of about $245 million.


January 03, 2007

SunTrust Renews With CheckFree, Adds CheckFree's FraudNet

CheckFree and SunTrust have announced a multi- year contract extension where SunTrust will continue
to offer CheckFree Web and will add CheckFree's FraudNet fraud engine to its online banking service.


January 02, 2007

CheckFree To Acquire Carreker

CheckFree has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Carreker Corporation for a total purchase price of approximately $206 million on a fully diluted basis.


November 27, 2006

A First Look At Firethorn Mobile

Earlier this month, Firethorn announced a partnership with CheckFree to deliver mobile banking and bill payment services to financial institutions. Subsequently, Firethorn announced it was teaming with Cingular Wireless for its service and announced Synovus as its initial financial institution customer. In this article, we take a quick look at Firethorn's new mobile banking service based on the information on the company's web site and from its press releases.


November 16, 2006

CheckFree Reports FraudNet Adoption, New Consumer Protections

CheckFree has announced that more than 40 financial institutions will deploy CheckFree FraudNet, its automated fraud detection and case management system, by the end of 2006. According to CheckFree, "two of the nation's top 10 national banks, five super-regional banks, as well as brokerage firms, credit unions and community banks, are among the institutions that have already implemented CheckFree FraudNet and achieved tangible results." CheckFree also announced today that consumers who pay bills online through banks that utilize CheckFree FraudNet will receive enhanced payment protection beginning in January 2007.


November 14, 2006

CheckFree Expands Online Financial Services Solutions

CheckFree has introduced a suite of Online Channel Optimization Solutions the company says is "designed to help financial institutions expand their reach and generate opportunities to acquire new customers at reduced cost, build deeper customer relationships to increase retention, and drive revenue growth and profitability by leveraging up-sell and cross-sell opportunities."


November 09, 2006

CheckFree, Firethorn Partner To Deliver Mobile Banking, Bill Payment Services

CheckFree and Firethorn Holdings have announced an exclusive partnership agreement to deliver mobile banking and bill payment services to financial institutions.


November 02, 2006

More Consumers Trust, Use Internet To Organize, Manage Finances

CheckFree has announced the results of a 2006 survey by Lieberman Research Worldwide on consumer bill payment behaviors. "The survey, a follow-up to a study announced in 2004 that first introduced Americans to six segments of bill-payer personalities, found that consumers today are more trusting of the Internet, particularly when it comes to financial management, and that there has been a significant, positive shift in several of the bill payment behavioral categories. The survey was conducted by Lieberman Research Worldwide, a Los Angeles-based firm that specializes in consumer segmentation research."


October 16, 2006

CheckFree Streamlines Check Conversion

CheckFree has introduced a new module, CheckFree PEP+ reACH/BOC, that will enable banks to streamline the process of check conversion for their corporate customers. The new module will enable organizations to support NACHA's new Back Office Conversion (BOC) Standard Entry Class Code, which goes into effect on March 16, 2007. Back Office Conversion aligns Check 21 and Automated Clearing House (ACH) processing to facilitate best-path routing decisions on many checks presented at the point of sale.


October 09, 2006

CheckFreePay Link Enables Retail Stores to Offer In-Person Bill Payment

CheckFreePay, a business unit of CheckFree Corporation, has announced CheckFreePay Link, a new service that will allow retailers with multiple locations to offer customers the ability to pay bills from leading companies in person.

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