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Bank One Integrates Bill Delivery Via Integrion, CheckFree

Chicago-based Bank One Corp., a provider of online banking services with 300,000 online customers, said it has fully-integrated online bill delivery through the Integrion Financial Network.

The new bill delivery service enables Bank One customers to both receive and pay bills online through the Bank One Web site. The bill delivery service connects the scalability of the Integrion Interactive Financial Services (IFS) platform with the network of billers in the CheckFree electronic bill delivery and payment system. Integrion is a provider of interactive banking and e-commerce services to financial institutions

"Most online services offer bill payment only," said Bruce Luecke, president of Interactive Delivery Services, a business unit of the Bank One Retail Group.

"Now Bank One online customers are able to receive bills, pay bills and take advantage of one of the Web's most comprehensive banks--all in one place."

"What we have delivered here is what others have only been able to talk about," said William M. Fenimore, Integrion chief executive officer. "This is real, and it works. The integrated banking, bill delivery and payment solution that Bank One has implemented with the support of Integrion is the right solution for consumers, providing them all the information and transaction capability in a single, secure place."

"We are pleased to work with Integrion behind-the-scenes to bring Bank One and America's top billers together to deliver this powerful solution," said Pete Sinisgalli, chief operating officer of CheckFree.

Initially, 15 companies have agreed to deliver their bills online through CheckFree to Bank One customers. To date, seven are actually listed on the Bank One site: American Electric Power, BellSouth, Boston Edison, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Consumers Energy, HomeSide Lending and MCI WorldCom. E-billing is a free feature of the Bank One Online Bill Payment service, which allows consumers to make electronic payments anywhere in the U.S. for $4.95 per month.