Bottomline Technologies Inc., a prominent provider of electronic bill payment and presentment services for businesses, has warned that its latest quarter will be worse than expected — because bank spending on technology has slowed.

The Portsmouth, N.H., company said Tuesday that it expects a per-share loss of up to 35 cents for the quarter that ended March 31, the third of its fiscal year. Analysts had on average expected a loss of 5 cents a share, according to Thomson Financial/First Call.

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