Under the service, which made its debut in May, Huntington collects the electronic payments and forwards the information to client banks' corporate customers. Huntington reasons that the more corporations it gets to use the system, the more potential there is for electronic data interchange transactions among its own customers.

"We are offering a service for the smaller bank's corporate customers that they would not have otherwise," says Bob Sega, vice president of the Columbus, Ohio, bank's cash management unit.

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