Florida Power & Light Company rolled out electronic bill presentment and bill payment system yesterday. FPL customers can now use CheckFree’s new “E-Bill” services through a single web site to receive full color electronic bills, at no charge, complete with graphics, logos and full billing detail on their PC screens. Once signed up, customers can pay the bills with the touch of a button. Other companies that are currently contracted with CheckFree to offer electronic bill presentment include statement processor International Billing Services, BellSouth, GPU Energy, Capstead Mortgage, Small Business Administration, Consumers Energy, Columbia Gas and CUNA Mutal.
CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that electronic bill presentment and bill payment is now available to FPL customers interested in online bill presentment and payment options. FPL customers can now use CheckFree’s new “E-Bill” Service through a single web site to receive full- color electronic bills at no charge — complete with graphics, logos and full billing detail — on their PC screens. Once they have signed up, customers can pay the bills with the touch of a button.
“We want to give our customers as many convenient options as possible when it comes to bill paying,” said Bill Hamilton, FPL vice president for customer service. “CheckFree’s E-Bill is a great new option for customers who like to use their computers to monitor their accounts and pay bills online. Plus, you can sign up for the service either via FPL’s web site at http://www.fpl.com or go directly to CheckFree’s web site at http://www.checkfree.com,” Hamilton said.
While paying bills electronically is not new, receiving them electronically is now only possible through CheckFree E-Bill. Companies currently making electronic bills available to their customers through contracts with CheckFree E-Bill include 15 of the nation’s larger billers and the nation’s largest statement processor. Combined, these companies represent more than 100 million consumer and business accounts.
“The commitment FPL has to its customers and community has always been impressive,” said Peter J. Kight, president and CEO of CheckFree. “They continue to lead by example as they offer a bill payment option that is a complete, non-paper, electronic round-trip for customers that use the E-Bill service.”
Other companies that are currently contracted with CheckFree to offer electronic bill presentment include statement processor International Billing Services (IBS), BellSouth, GPU Energy, Capstead Mortgage, the Small Business Administration, Consumers Energy, Columbia Gas and CUNA Mutual. A demo of CheckFree E-Bill is available at http://www.checkfree.com and for corporate sales information, call 1-800-532-9696.
About Florida Power & Light
FPL is one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation and the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. FPL serves more than seven million people, or about half the residents of Florida, in an area covering almost the entire eastern seaboard and southern half of Florida.
Founded in 1981, CheckFree Corporation (http://www.checkfree.com) is the leading provider of electronic commerce services, software and related products for 1.8 million consumers, 1,000 businesses and 850 financial institutions. CheckFree designs, develops and markets services that enable its customers to make electronic payments and collections, automate paper-based recurring financial transactions and conduct secure transactions on the Internet.