Bottomline Technologies Launches Bottomline Universal Aggregator™
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, has today announced the launch of Bottomline Universal Aggregator™ and the accreditation of its Faster Payment processing capability.
The Bottomline Universal Aggregator™ is the only one of its kind to support the most common types of payments for multiple payment service providers, including the recently accredited Faster Payment Service. The aggregator service has been designed to give banks, corporates, governments and non-financial banking institutions an easy plug-in to an array of payment clearing and settlement systems around the world. Traditionally organisations had to invest significantly to implement and access each of these systems. As each system operated separately, it was inefficient and expensive.
Now, Bottomline’s first-of-its-kind service provides a single interface into the most widely used payment infrastructures such as Bacs, SWIFT, Bank of England services, Paym, CHAPS, CASS, NACHA, CREST, cheques and Faster Payments.
The service has been introduced as the UK financial services market undergoes a wave of change, with the Payments Services Regulator (PSR) seeking to drive a higher level of innovation, competition and more open access to the £75 trillion market of payment systems and infrastructures.
Craig Tillotson, Chief Executive of the Faster Payments Scheme in the UK comments: “We believe that the introduction of a competitive technical aggregation model is a critically important step in delivering our real time 24x7 service to all end customers in the UK. This direct access to Faster Payments and potentially other payments services in the UK will really benefit new entrants. We are delighted that Bottomline Technologies has achieved Faster Payments Scheme technical accreditation.”
The solution is easy to adopt and manages a wide variety of financial messages and payment instructions across multiple formats. Secure, highly scalable and resilient, it has been designed to handle significant volumes, whilst ensuring 24x7 continuity of mission-critical transactions.
“Millions of Pounds and Euros have been spent on managing and accessing legacy payment, clearing and settlement systems across Europe” said Ed Adshead-Grant, General Manager of Payments and Cash Management at Bottomline Technologies. “The Bottomline Universal Aggregator™ makes that a thing of the past. It delivers a highly cost effective, ‘plug-and-play’ way of accessing global clearing and settlement systems that can be managed as a single service.”
About Faster Payments Faster Payments is the only UK interbank payment system available day and night, 365 days per year, supporting the demands of personal and business customers to make payments from mobile, internet and telephone banking channels. In 2015, Faster Payments processed 1.24 billion payment transactions with a value of £1,104 billion.
Faster Payments Scheme Limited (FPSL) is an independent limited by guarantee company established in 2011. The Scheme exists to develop, operate and enhance payment services based upon a shared 24/7 real-time infrastructure. FPSL is driven by the long-term needs and aspirations of customers, businesses, government, the third sector and all types of PSPs including challengers and incumbents. The Scheme operates on a fair and equitable cost recovery basis. It does not seek to make a financial return for its guarantors. www.fasterpayments.org.uk
About Bottomline Technologies Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) powers mission-critical business transactions. We help our customers optimize financially-oriented operations and build deeper customer and partner relationships by providing a trusted and easy-to-use set of cloud-based digital banking, fraud prevention, payment, financial document, insurance and healthcare solutions. Over 10,000 corporations, financial institutions and banks benefit from Bottomline solutions. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.bottomline.com
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