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Walmart MoneyCenter

The nation’s 800 pound retailing gorilla is slowly but surely muscling into more banking type services. Walmart is now enabling consumers to pay utility, landline phone, cable/satellite, credit card bills, auto and wireless phone at their local store on the cheap. The new “Walk-in Bill Payment and Same Day Bill Payment” services include “Standard Delivery Bill Pay” by “CheckFreePay” (delivered within three business days) for $0.88; “Next-Day Delivery Bill Pay” by “CheckFreePay” for $1.88; “Same Day” by MoneyGram starting at $4.50; and “Money Orders” for $0.60 Walmart also offers the “Walmart MoneyCard,” a reloadable, pre-paid Visa debit card, for $3. Additionally, caps the check cashing fee at $3 for payroll and government checks. The “CheckFreePay” service from Fiserv gives customers the ability to pay bills from more than 2,500 companies. For more information visit: “www.walmart.com/moneycenter”:http://www.walmart.com/moneycenter

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