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FirsTech Inc.

May 30, 2013 09:00 ET

FirsTech Inc. Expands Government Vertical to Deliver Payment Solutions to Several Municipalities

CLAYTON, MO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - FirsTech Inc., a provider of hosted payment technology solutions, announced several new bill presentment and payment technology customer municipalities in Illinois and Indiana. Recent client additions include both the City of Peoria and the City of Decatur in Illinois in addition to the eight municipalities, state and local government agencies added last year. These new customers reinforce FirsTech's commitment to expanding their bill presentment and payment network to provide innovative and robust solutions across multiple industry verticals. For example, by partnering with FirsTech, the City of Decatur, IL constituents are provided with a suite of bill payment capabilities including Online, IVR, Walk-In/Cash, and Lockbox payments. FirsTech provides maximum flexibility and efficiency with the availability of multiple consumer payment options, while providing administration controls, payment research, reconciliation, and transaction reporting all from one central portal.

Government agencies continue to face challenges in providing expanded payment options that are increasingly demanded by consumers. Through the deployment of FirsTech's payment suite, customers are offered a simplified, streamlined payment platform supported by secure leading edge technology. "We were shopping for a company to provide lockbox collection services and we found a solution that could do much more than we had originally envisioned. FirsTech is now our back office payment processing center and offers a reliable and flexible suite of payment processing solutions, is easy to work with, takes charge and gets the new process operational in a short time frame. We are very satisfied with our decision to go with FirsTech," said Gregg Zientara, Director of Finance at the City of Decatur.

"Many of our clients previously used multiple vendors for each payment type which created major integration and settlement challenges across their organizations. I'm pleased that FirsTech's multi-channel payment processing platform is resonating in the market. Today's complex business environment requires innovative payment solutions designed with more open systems architecture to manage and automate our clients' multifaceted business processes," said Howard Mooney, CEO of FirsTech Inc. With FirsTech's integrated payment solutions, billers have more choices to extend multiple payment options assimilated into one platform.

About FirsTech
FirsTech Inc. provides innovative payment processing solutions to the Government, Insurance, Utility, Healthcare, Telecom, Cable, and Finance industries. FirsTech's Fusion payment processing platform provides industry leading bill payment channel integration for: Walk-in bill payment processing, Lockbox, Online Bill Pay, IVR, Mobile, CSR, Bank Bill Pay Concentration (e-Lockbox/e-Box). For the last 30 years, FirsTech has provided custom payment solutions to our clients with efficiency and execution as our focus. This has resulted in higher customer satisfaction and lower payment processing costs. For more information please visit, http://www.firstechpayments.com/.

FirsTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Busey Bank, a $3.4 billion financial institution headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.

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