** Fifth Third, Bottomline
Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati) added Bottomline's (Portsmouth, N.H.) WebSeries Distributed Document Printing software to the bank's payments platform to improve the efficiency of check creation, provide on-demand print capabilities for money orders and cashier checks, and integrate branch sales with fraud detection systems.
** KeyBank Renews With CheckFree
KeyBank (Cleveland) renewed a multiyear deal with Atlanta-based CheckFree for the vendor's secure electronic billpay technology.
** Mellon Buys ClearTran
Mellon Financial (Pittsburgh) purchased electronic and online payments processor ClearTran (Parsippany, N.J.) to provide Mellon's corporate clients with a payment alternative for their customers.
** PNB Is HP to the Core
Philippine National Bank (Manila) selected Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP to help transition the bank's mainframe infrastructure to a standard, open-system architecture based on HP Integrity Superdome servers.
** Wells Taps Aprimo
Wells Fargo Financial, a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co., selected a marketing solution from Aprimo (Indianapolis) to cut costs and streamline internal marketing activities.
** Associated Bank
Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Bank Corp. selected the Corillian Intelligent Authentication platform from Portland, Ore.-based Corillian to provide an additional layer of authentication for the bank's online retail banking operations.
** NBS Picks NCR ATMs
London-based Nationwide Building Society will install the next generation of NCR's (Dayton, Ohio) ATMs with intelligent deposit capabilities in its branches across the United Kingdom.
** Fiserv, eFunds Fight Fraud
To create a more seamless and fully compliant new-account opening process, Fiserv (Brookfield, Wis.) is integrating the eFunds (Scottsdale, Ariz.) ID Verification solution, including watch list functionality, into its core platform.
** 4 Banks Sign With FSI
Financial Services Inc. (Glen Rock, N.J.), a provider of item processing and Internet services, signed four new clients: Crest Savings Bank (Wildwood, N.J.); The First National Bank of Elmer (Elmer, N.J.); Reliance Bank (Altoona, Pa.); and Hyperion Bank (Philadelphia).
** BankServ Buys P2P Payments Platform
Funds transfer solutions provider BankServ (San Francisco) acquired Magex Holdings' (London) person-to-person and mobile payments business, the Magex Managed Payments Platform.