Kmart introduces bill-payment service

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart has introduced a walk-in bill payment service in its stores, the mass merchandise retail chain said Wednesday.

Kmart announced the introduction of the CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment service from Fiserv, which allows customers at all of the chain's stores to pay bills from more than 3,000 companies, including utility, credit card and auto loan bills, for $1.50 or less per transaction, with cash or a PIN-based debit card.

"We are continuously seeking convenient ways to help customers manage their personal finances," Kmart divisional VP alternative financial services Keith Brand said. "The debut of Kmart's in-store bill pay program does just that — it gives our customers access to a fast and convenient way to pay bills and manage their finances."