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Walmart is expanding its CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment service – which is provided by Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv -- to become an authorized walk-in bill payment center for several California utilities. Customers can now visit a Walmart store to pay a bill from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas).
“Consumers appreciate the convenience of paying bills at Walmart, while making everyday purchases,” said Jardon Bouska, division president, Biller Solutions, Fiserv. “Walmart’s new service helps thousands of Californians who prefer to make cash payments in person, and facilitates quick and easy payments.”
Walmart already offers customers the ability to pay more than 2,500 bills using CheckFreePay. In most cases, customers can choose from either next business day or three business day delivery options.
As an authorized payment center for PG&E, SDG&E and SoCalGas, customers can pay bills from these companies without incurring a convenience fee. To pay a bill, customers bring their bill stub to a participating Walmart MoneyCenter or customer service desk. Payments can be made using cash or a PIN-based debit card. Payments are processed through the CheckFreePay bill payment service from Fiserv offered by Walmart, and are sent electronically to the utility on the same business day.
The PG&E service territory represents Northern California. It extends from Eureka in the North to Bakersfield in the South and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada. SDG&E services customers in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The service territory for SoCalGas encompasses Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border.
Fiserv is a processor of walk-in payments in the U.S., enabling consumers to pay more than 2,500 bills at more than 20,000 retail locations nationwide. CheckFreePay agents include supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores, along with hundreds of independent and chain store retailers.