MURRIETA, Calif. (10/24/08)--CUTEK has partnered with AgilityFour to create an online membership application solution for credit unions on the Episys system. The application allows new members to join credit unions online. It also enables each field within the application to be automatically written to the host system. The online application also can be customized. AgilityFour began working with CUTEK in March with its AgilityPro solution. The project was completed in September. CUTEK plans to refine the membership application product, and follow it with a new loan application and Internet home banking suite, the company said. CUTEK is a financial technology firm specializing in credit unions that use Symitar’s Episys core processing system. AgilityFour is a consulting and software solutions provider.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (10/24/08)--A partnership between Fiserv and PayScan will allow Fiserv’s CheckFreePay customers to pay their household bills at retail checkout lanes and self-service kiosks. The solution will use a “smart bar code” on the bill to record processing rules, including payment data from a customer bill such as an account number. By scanning the bill at an existing retail point-of-sale terminal, a cashier or consumer can submit a payment without manual entry. Consumers can bring one or more bills into a participating location, scan it at the checkout lane or kiosk, make a payment and leave with a receipt. The payment will arrive electronically at the biller. “We believe in-lane bill payment services will transform the walk-in bill payment landscape,” said Paul Harrison, CheckFreePay senior vice president and general manager. “For retailers, it will provide a more efficient walk-in bill payment process that leverages point-of-sale bar coding to reduce the chance for error. Billers could realize reduced processing costs, while their customers will enjoy a more convenient payment experience.” Fiserv provides information management and electronic commerce systems solutions to financial institutions, including credit unions. PayScan America develops solutions for bill payment.