CheckFreePay, a division of Fiserv Inc., announced this week that consumers can pay more than 300 bills using its next-day service, double what it previously offered. CheckFreePay enables consumers to pay utility, mobile-phone, insurance, credit card and other bills by bringing cash to a walk-in location, according to the company. CheckFreePay operates 12,000 bill-payment locations in 48 states, according to the company. Consumers pay $1.50 for two- to three-day bill processing, or $2.50 for next-day processing. CheckFreePay announced in May it began offering its bill-payment services through Ready Credit Corp.'s kiosks  (CardLine 5/16). "We feel this reflects a trend toward faster payments in general," Ann Cave, a CheckFreePay spokesperson, tells CardLine. "Consumers, regardless of the channel they are paying in, have an increased expectation of speed."

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