users are now able to pay bills electronically through a service offered in partnership with Checkfree Holdings Corp. of Norcross, Ga. Yahoo Bill Pay costs consumers $2 a month, plus 40 cents for each payment, for an unlimited number of bills. Consumers can also pay a flat fee of $7 a month to pay up to 25 bills. Consumers can make payments on any account through Checkfree's "pay-anyone" capability.
The announcement follows months of rumors that Checkfree was in talks with Yahoo to provide electronic bill payment to Yahoo users. -- Ross Snel