Tucker Federal Bank plans to test electronic bill presentment and payment software from Brinkman Technologies Inc. The Tucker, Ga., thrift would be the first financial institution to pilot Brinkman's NextBill software.
Using NextBill, merchants will send statements directly to customers via e-mail. Customers can click on a "Pay Bill" icon, and resulting payments are processed through the automated clearing house system. The thrift will charge billers on a per-transaction basis.