, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that it has delivered its two billionth electronic bill, or e-bill, since 2005. E-bills contain the same information as paper bills and are delivered through the online banking or company websites where many consumers already pay their bills. By incorporating e-bill delivery into their regular bill payment habits, consumers are able to save time, gain financial control and stay organized. In fact, according to the 2012 Fiserv Billing Household Survey, the top reasons consumers activated e-bills were convenience (69 percent), email reminders (31 percent) and financial organization (27 percent).
“Viewing and paying bills online is appreciated by customers in terms of convenience, environmental benefits, timing of payments and a sense of gaining control over finances,” said Ron Shevlin, senior analyst, Aite Group. “The milestone of delivering more than two billion e-bills is a testament to the value perceived by those who now utilize e-bills as part of banking and bill payment. With the younger generations’ proclivity to use technology, especially the mobile channel, it probably won’t take as long to hit the next two billion e-bills as it did the first two billion.”
Fiserv is the leading provider of e-bill presentment, delivering e-bills to more than 3,800 financial institutions, for nearly 60 percent of all common household bills such as utility, mobile phone and credit card. Fiserv patented the first end-to-end electronic billing and payment solution in 2000. Today, not only does Fiserv provide e-bills for a greater percentage of the market than any other provider, but it also delivers data-fed e-bills to financial websites, which enable a better consumer experience. Data-fed e-bills give consumers direct access to a full view of the bill within online banking as opposed to an abridged snippet of the consumer’s bill that is available through a scraped e-bill.