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FRISCO, Texas -- The CashWorks check-cashing and bill payment mini-kiosk is launching at 34 QuikTrip convenience store locations in Wichita, Kan., at the end of July.
Customers, including those with cash but not a CashWorks card, can pay bills to more than 4,400 companies including utilities, cable and phone-service providers.
Research shows 65 million underserved Americans lack fundamental financial services. "Our easy-to-use kiosks provide users step-by-step instructions," said Will Sowell, general manager at CashWorks, a GE Consumer Finance company. "The CashWorks mini-kiosk provides a safe, convenient, competitively priced way for consumers to cash payroll or government-issued checks -- and now -- to pay their bills as well. We are excited to partner with a top-tier retailer like QuikTrip and to bring needed financial services to their customers."
The mini-kiosk platform is in addition to the CashWorks PayPort point-of-sale system, which currently provides all-day, everyday check-cashing convenience to 800,000 customers at 3,000 locations in 41 states.
"We've known for some time check cashing and bill payment were services we wanted to provide," said Paula Cotten, vice president of finance and treasurer, QuikTrip. "In our search for a company with deep roots in customer service and quality, we found CashWorks. We asked them to work with us on a solution, not sell us their package. They delivered the mini-kiosk with both check cashing and bill payment options." QuikTrip company currently owns and operates 446 retail outlets in nine states.
According to research conducted by CashWorks, 45 percent of consumers who use the CashWorks check-cashing service make purchases on the spot. The survey also shows 81 percent say they will return to the same convenience store for service in the future.