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Fiserv Powers Up ZashPay Person-to-Person Payments

July 26, 2010
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Fiserv Inc. announced the official launch of ZashPay, a new person-to-person payment service that allows users to send or receive money using their existing online banking accounts.

With ZashPay, users can send money to anyone in the U.S. using only the recipient’s name and e-mail address or mobile phone number. The payment will be deducted directly from the sender’s banking account and deposited directly into the recipient’s account, using the same secure processes as an online banking transaction.

ZashPay can be accessed through the websites of participating financial institutions or at ZashPay.com. Users who access the service at ZashPay.com will be able to use their existing credit union account to send money, and won’t be required to fund a separate account—ZashPay will simply enable the transfer of funds electronically.

“Sending money to other people just got a whole lot easier,” says Erich Litch, Fiserv’s senior vice president and general manager, consumer services. “Anyone with a [financial institution] account can use ZashPay to send money electronically across the room or across the country.”

More than 200 financial institutions have committed to offer ZashPay, including San Diego County Credit Union and The Golden 1 Credit Union.

Users of ZashPay will be able to repay a friend, contribute to a fundraiser, pay team dues or even small businesses like a pet-sitter.

Payments made using ZashPay will be delivered in as little as one business day, and confirmation of payment will be sent to the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile number.

“Our members are looking for ways to simplify their financial lives, and a person-to-person payments service that reduces the need to carry cash or mail checks is a significant convenience for them,” says Paul Sidhu, The Golden 1’s vice president, IT development & support. “We pride ourselves on anticipating our members’ needs, and offering ZashPay is one more way we can stay a step ahead.”

Payments made through ZashPay will be securely processed through Fiserv’s online payment network, which in 2009 processed 1.35 billion online bill payments for more than 3,100 financial institutions.

View a ZashPay demo.

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