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To: Bruce Prescott who wrote (20273)10/20/2004 9:57:11 AM
From: StocksMan
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CheckFree Investment Services to Provide Extensive Hedge Fund Data in Its M-Search Database Through Agreement With HedgeFund.net

Wednesday October 20, 9:10 am ET

- Enhancement will offer investment consultants a comprehensive solution for researching and analyzing an array of financial products -

ATLANTA and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CheckFree Investment Services, a division of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News), today announced the availability of a range of hedge fund data through CheckFree M-Search, the leading investment manager database and analytical software tool. The data, representing more than 3,100 hedge funds, funds-of-funds and CTAs that report performance in U.S. dollars, is sourced from HedgeFund.net, a division of Channel Capital Group Inc. CheckFree Investment Services is the leading provider of outsourced trading, portfolio management, accounting, reporting services and data to broker/dealers, investment consultants and money managers in separately managed accounts.

Through the unified managed account (UMA), investment professionals are taking a holistic approach to investing client assets by, in part, evaluating a range of financial products: managed accounts, mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds. With this latest enhancement, M-Search can now make available in one powerful and sophisticated desktop tool the data on all of these vehicles.

"Aggregation of this data benefits investment consultants by providing a comprehensive solution to research, analyze and compare an array of investment products in a single tool," said Alex Marasco, CheckFree Investment Services executive vice president and general manager. "The ability to include HedgeFund.net data in a single repository also obviates the need for multiple vendor sources, enabling CheckFree clients to increase their efficiencies, better service clients and potentially reduce costs."

As the investment management industry's leading source of information on separate account and institutional investment managers, CheckFree M-Search offers comprehensive qualitative and quantitative data on over 1,250 firms and 5,500 products. CheckFree M-Search offers integrated screening and analytics of managers in the Mobius separate account database, along with mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and now hedge funds. In addition to data, performance, risk and style analysis capabilities, CheckFree M-Search also provides investment consultants with high-quality reports for client presentations.

"Hedge funds have become an increasingly important asset class for a well- rounded portfolio. Using our industry-leading database of hedge fund information, CheckFree Investment Services will be able to provide its customers with research and data on this growing asset class," said Donald C. Cacciapaglia, HedgeFund.net chairman and chief executive officer. . .

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20274)10/22/2004 1:36:43 PM
From: StocksMan
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Yahoo to scrap online-payment service

Published: October 22, 2004, 8:26 AM PDT
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Yahoo is shutting down PayDirect, an online payment service similar to eBay's PayPal.

In a notice on the service's Web site, Yahoo said it will begin to shutter the service on Nov. 22. Beginning on that date, the Web portal will no longer let people open new accounts or send and receive payments from non-PayDirect users.

Transactions prior to Nov. 22 will be processed if the recipients accept the payments within 30 days. After that, Yahoo will cancel all payments. People will have until Feb. 15, 2005, to withdraw unused funds and check transaction records. By May 15, the entire site will shut down, the notice said.

"We are discontinuing PayDirect as part of our efforts to focus the company on core priorities," Yahoo spokesman Brian Nelson said Friday.

Yahoo launched PayDirect in 2000 as a payment system for its online auctions customers. The company acquired payment technology provider Arthas months earlier to jump-start the efforts.

Since then, Yahoo has retreated from parts of its auctions business. In 2002, the company said it would close its European auction business and point its customers to industry giant eBay. Yahoo still runs its United States-based auction site and accepts PayPal payments.

PayDirect has gone through its own share of changes. The service was originally free, but Yahoo began tacking fees onto the service in 2001 to expand its nonadvertising revenue. Eight months later, it retreated from its mandatory fees and restored PayDirect as a free service.

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20275)10/26/2004 12:05:31 PM
From: StocksMan
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Raymond James Financial to Migrate 100,000 Accounts to CheckFree APL

Tuesday October 26, 9:14 am ET

-- Financial Firm to Deploy CheckFree APL in its Broker-Dealer and Money Management Businesses; Brings New Top 10 Client to CheckFree Investment Services --

ATLANTA and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CheckFree Investment Services, a division of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News), today announced that the Asset Management Services division of Raymond James Financial has licensed CheckFree APL for use within the firm's broker/dealer and money management businesses. A conversion process, to begin this month, will result in approximately 100,000 portfolios migrating from the client's in-house system to CheckFree's industry leading, separately managed accounts platform. The deal, as measured by the number of accounts to be administered on CheckFree APL, represents a substantial client for CheckFree Investment Services. CheckFree Investment Services is the leading provider of outsourced trading, portfolio management, accounting, reporting services and data to broker/dealers, investment consultants and money managers in separately managed accounts.

"Raymond James, which is known for its emphasis on personalized service to investors, selected CheckFree APL to accelerate its growth plans," said Alex Marasco, CheckFree Investment Services executive vice president and general manager. "We're told they were impressed with our continual investment and direction we're taking with the underlying technology platform, and in workflows that keep CheckFree APL ahead of the curve in the separately managed accounts arena."

The Asset Management Services division of Raymond James Financial provides an operational, sales and marketing framework for much of the firm's separately managed account fee-based programs including outside consultant wrap, mutual fund wrap, financial advisor discretionary and other fee-based brokerage businesses. Through Asset Management Services, CheckFree APL will support Raymond James Consulting Services program which introduces model portfolios based upon risk budgeting concepts utilized by institutional clients and consultants. The program goes beyond manager search and selection to develop an integrated portfolio of managed holdings, and incorporates the best tools to assist high net worth and smaller institutional clients in managing risk and selecting managers with identifiable skills. Raymond James has long leveraged CheckFree's M-Search database, the leading investment manager database and analytical software tool, and will continue using it to perform due diligence on money manager relationships.

"From a connectivity standpoint, CheckFree APL is the system most managers are comfortable with," said Jeff Holland, vice president of Raymond James Consulting Services. "The interfaces will also help our managers consolidate the number of external connections they need to make to outside sponsor programs already on CheckFree APL."

CheckFree APL will also be utilized by the firm's wholly-owned asset management subsidiaries: Eagle Asset Management and Awad Asset Management. For nearly twenty-five years, Eagle Asset Management has offered an array of high quality, disciplined investment programs designed for the particular needs of individual and institutional investors. Eagle's goal is to provide clients with superior risk-adjusted returns as the cornerstone of a successful long-term investment program. Awad Asset Management specializes in small-cap investment management for individuals, retirement plans, trusts, foundations, estates, corporations and mutual funds. Both managers look to benefit from the CheckFree APL interfaces to Raymond James and outside sponsor programs. Awad and Eagle will also utilize CheckFree APL's trading, portfolio management and performance measurement/reporting capabilities.

Looking ahead, the firm plans to utilize CheckFree APL's multiple strategy portfolio (MSP) functionality as the Raymond James Consulting Services arm creates multiple-style accounts within its separate accounts product area. "CheckFree APL offers robust trading tools to efficiently trade multiple strategy portfolios across various sleeves," said Holland.

Multiple Strategy Portfolios provide for the diversified management of a single account, encompassing the investment strategies of multiple money managers. CheckFree APL enables the program sponsor firm to offer a wide variety of investment strategies to their client, while seamlessly including any combination of in-house and external managers. CheckFree APL treats Multiple Strategy Portfolios as a single account with sub-models, thereby averting trading and reconciliation discrepancies.

CheckFree APL serves as the leading separately managed accounts platform, providing remote processing services to sponsor firms, money managers and financial advisors for the automation of investment management, trading, portfolio performance and investor reporting. CheckFree APL's open platform enables approximately 80 of the top Wall Street (sponsor) firms and 125 managers to interface with each other, and operate in a straight-through processing environment. Institutional money managers also use CheckFree APL to enter and maintain account data, manage trades and measure portfolio performance. . .

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20276)10/29/2004 9:30:50 AM
From: StocksMan
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PayPal is sorry, but sorry isn’t good enough

PayPal offers some sellers a fee-free day, but many of the online payment service’s disgruntled users are not consoled.

October 28, 2004

PayPal dubbed Thursday “Thank You Day,” but the company’s irked customers called it “Thanks for nothing.”

To make up for millions of dollars that merchants couldn’t get to during the company’s five-day outage earlier this month, PayPal, purchased by eBay in 2002, announced that U.S.-based clients would not pay transaction fees as they funneled money through the largest online payment service in the world.

Many of the small retailers, non-profits, and eBay merchants - a total of 56.7 million users worldwide - said they lost access to unquantifiable sums of money and couldn’t do business during PayPal’s technical glitch.

“Recently, the PayPal site had technology issues that may have hindered your ability to conduct business using PayPal,” an announcement on PayPal’s site stated. “To apologize and to show appreciation to our PayPal customers for your continued business, PayPal is going to credit PayPal customers for PayPal transaction fees incurred on October 28, 2004, between 12:00:00 a.m. PDT and 11:59:59 p.m. PDT.”

The gesture was not well-received in many parts of the PayPal universe.

“This is an insult to the PayPal users’ intelligence,” said Tim Hendricks, an eBay seller based in Torrance, California. “To make up for Paypal’s issues, us users must make a payment or accept a payment with the time frame allowed to receive any compensation for Paypal’s huge mistakes. Let’s get real about this issue. How about refunding every sellers’ listing fees…for the almost two weeks the PayPal system would not work properly?”

About 630,000 transactions push $50 million through PayPal’s system every day, and PayPal gets to keep 2 to 3 percent of that amount plus an additional fee per transaction. Approximately 30 percent of PayPal’s business comes from international sellers and buyers who were not eligible to participate in “Thank You Day.”

American PayPal clients said their foreign counterparts weren’t missing much and that the timing of “Thank You Day” seemed geared to benefit PayPal, not the clients.

“Don't think some brainiac didn’t sit around analyzing the best day of the week to offer this to have the least impact on the bottom-line,” said Jeff Smith, another eBay seller.

PayPal officials declined to answer questions about the timing or the strategy behind “Thank You Day,” but said client complaints are to be expected during technical problems.

“We understand that people are obviously upset by this,” said PayPal spokeswoman Sara Bettencourt. “We know these site issues were a big inconvenience to our customers. That’s why we’re doing this, to thank our customers for their patience and to apologize to them.”

PayPal doesn’t have to worry about losing disgruntled customers. Even if PayPal clients wanted to take their business elsewhere, there is no equivalent alternative.

“Drop PayPal? I’ve thought about it,” wrote an eBay seller who identified himself as Autochains. “I would have to say 75 percent of my buyers use PayPal, so if I were to just stop accepting them, I would think I’d lose a good percentage of my business.”

Industry analyst Steve Weinstein said the angry clients are a “vocal minority” who will not affect PayPal’s business in the market. In 2004, the number of PayPal’s users increased by 61 percent over the previous year. In the third quarter of this year, eBay, based in San Jose, California, had net revenues of $805.9 million.

“eBay built an incredibly efficient platform for a lot of sellers and has created an opportunity for them to do business,” said Mr. Weinstein, an analyst with Pacific Crest Securities. “There are no viable alternatives to sellers - for larger sellers who take credit cards, sure - but this is not an opportunity for anyone to step in on PayPal’s area.”

This week, Yahoo! announced the shutdown of its person-to-person online payment service Pay Direct due to a lack of users. Analysts said PayPal’s popularity contributed to PayDirect's demise.

Mr. Weinstein said that because of the relative youth of eBay and PayPal, problems are an inevitable part of growing up.

“These aren’t systems that have been in place for years and years and years,” Mr. Weinstein said. “I understand why people are upset, but it is still the best platform. Despite this problem, eBay and PayPal are still the best opportunity for smaller merchants.”

While analysts opined about growing pains, PayPal clients ranted on eBay discussion forums, their venom directed straight at PayPal.

“Talk about a slap in the face,” one user posted. “I had no access to my money when I needed it most. So far I’ve had one PayPal transaction today. How is that going to make up for that horrible weekend?”

redherring.com

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20277)11/8/2004 9:30:05 AM
From: StocksMan
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Fifth Third Bank Selects CheckFree(R) PEP+(R) For Scalable, Reliable Automated Clearing House Processing

Monday November 8, 9:00 am ET

-- With the addition of Fifth Third as a CheckFree PEP+ customer, CheckFree claims 20 of the top 25 ACH originators among its customer base --

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CheckFree Software, a division of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News), today announced that Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB - News) will deploy CheckFree PEP+ to provide a more efficient and customer-service-oriented Automated Clearing House (ACH) processing solution for its corporate customers. Fifth Third Bank, a leading financial services company, will use PEP+ to provide an online, real-time processing platform that enables the origination and receipt of electronic payments through the ACH.

Fifth Third Bank operates 17 affiliate banks with over 1,000 full-service banking centers and ATM operations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, Florida and Tennessee. Fifth Third currently uses CheckFree ARP/SMS(TM), a real-time check and deposit reconciliation system and CheckFree Frontier(TM) reconciliations solution to drive operational efficiency, reduce costs and provide greater control over risk management. With both Frontier and PEP+, Fifth Third can better manage transaction volumes, increase efficiency and improve customer service.

"With the growing number of ACH transactions, Fifth Third needed a reliable, scalable platform to handle our volume today and serve as a foundation for future growth. PEP+ fit the bill," said Mary Jane Kelley, Director of Treasury Management at Fifth Third Bank. "Fifth Third continues to broaden its service offerings for our customers by expanding our relationship with CheckFree Software to provide quicker processing and an integrated solution."

CheckFree Software offers superior functionality, automating virtually every step in ACH processing, resulting in greater efficiency and customer service capability. Key PEP+ features include: online access and control for self-service and efficiency, risk management, multi-institutional processing, automated stop payments, automated scheduling, debit authorization and protection and automated settlement and returns.

"More than two-thirds of the nation's 10 billion ACH payments are currently processed using PEP+ software," said Denny Oswalt, Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations for CheckFree Software. "By leveraging CheckFree Software's expertise in this area, a company, such as Fifth Third Bank, can realize improved flexibility, reliability and cost efficiency with its streamlined process. . ."

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20278)11/9/2004 12:00:19 PM
From: StocksMan
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CheckFree Software Announces CheckFree Payee Verification(TM) Providing Cost Savings for Financial Institutions and Their Customers

Tuesday November 9, 9:01 am ET

-- CheckFree Payee Verification Offers a Fraud Protection and Positive Pay Solution That Increases Security and Reduces the Risk of Check Fraud --

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AFP Annual Conference Booth# 1613 -- CheckFree Software, a business of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News), today announced the availability of CheckFree Payee Verification at The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 2004 annual conference. CheckFree Payee Verification provides financial institutions with a new tool to protect against check fraud and expands the positive pay services offered to their commercial customers.

Industry organizations estimate check fraud costs companies millions of dollars annually. For 35 years, CheckFree pioneered and innovated positive pay solutions that matched a corporate customer's check issue file with a physical check by using payment amount or check number. Now forgers have begun to alter the payee name on a check to get stolen or duplicated checks processed. The new CheckFree Payee Verification module can significantly reduce the risks to financial institutions and their commercial customers by using image capture technology to pull payee names off of check images.

Payee Verification is integrated with CheckFree's ARP/SMS (Account Reconciliation Package/Service Management System), a check reconciliation and positive pay solution. This new module is integrated with the CheckFree ARP/SMS solution to provide additional fraud protection and positive pay services as well as the ability to specifically reconcile and match the payee name. This enhanced cash management/positive pay tool allows banks to identify altered or unmatched payee paid exception items. If the results conclude the check has been changed or added to, it is rejected as an exception and may be presented to the company for a "pay" or "return" decision with no loss to the customer or the bank.

"With CheckFree Payee Verification, check forgers will not be able to pass checks that do not match bank and merchant data," said Denny Oswalt, senior vice president, North American operations for CheckFree Software. "CheckFree has added Payee Verification to our fraud protection suite of services to protect a bank and its corporate customers and significantly reduce their financial losses."

Product Availability

CheckFree Payee Verification is available as an add-on module to CheckFree's ARP/SMS application beginning December 31, 2004. . .

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20279)11/11/2004 11:44:53 AM
From: StocksMan
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CheckFree Investment Services Evolves CheckFree APL(TM) Into a Next Generation Web-based Offering; Renames Leading Technology Platform CheckFree EPL(TM) to Emphasize an Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle

Thursday November 11, 9:00 am ET

-- CheckFree EPL will Set a New Standard as a Platform to Enable Clients to Grow and Administer Institutional and Fee-Based Accounts --

ATLANTA and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CheckFree Investment Services, a division of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News), today announced the next phase of a transformation to evolve the technology, workflows and services currently available through CheckFree APL(TM), its market leading technology platform. The next generation, called CheckFree EPL(TM) (Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle), is Web-based and designed with Microsoft®.NET technology to deliver superior business, operational and cost efficiencies to broker/dealer firms, money managers and registered investment advisors.

CheckFree Investment Services is the leading provider of remote processing services -- trading, portfolio management, accounting, reporting services and data -- to broker/dealers, money managers and investment consultants. The firm is introducing CheckFree EPL to its clients in phases. Workflow for New Accounts, the first phase, unveiled in March 2004, is a module for streamlining the investment management process, by enabling the industry's first real time new account opening function between managers and sponsors. In December, CheckFree Investment Services expects to introduce new reconciliation functionality, creating efficiencies by providing exception process management tools that highlight immediate risk and exceptions. Beta testing on remaining modules of CheckFree EPL will begin in fall 2005.

"CheckFree is driving innovation in separately managed accounts and institutional money management with an open architecture that features new web functionality, advanced workflow efficiencies, and reduced resources required of client firms for a lower total cost of operation," said Alex Marasco, CheckFree Investment Services executive vice president and general manager. "Our clients will potentially experience dramatic improvement in operating efficiencies, making it easier for them to grow their business, launch new products and provide more personalized attention to investors."

To achieve its time to market goals, CheckFree Investment Services has contracted with Satyam Computer Services Ltd. as its development partner for CheckFree EPL. Satyam is a market leader with demonstrated experience in reengineering legacy applications to emerging platforms, using Microsoft.NET technologies. To ensure the highest possible quality product development per customer and market requirements for CheckFree EPL, CheckFree Investment Services is leveraging the Six Sigma expertise and methodology that was used to build CheckFree Corporation's electronic billing and payment platform. By applying the Six Sigma discipline, CheckFree Investment Services will increase quality and value on numerous fronts, including support of industry standard protocols, transparent data exchange, multi-currency capabilities and significant potential reduction of overall costs and operations for clients. These enhancements, among others, will enable CheckFree clients to deliver greater quality and value to their own customers and investors.

CheckFree EPL will support additional asset classes and instrument types, provide real-time transaction fulfillment and other mission-critical services such as tighter integration with internal and external systems and service providers. The system will offer scalability for products across multiple distribution channels, via a Web-based front-end with full reporting and audit capabilities.

While CheckFree Investment Services is renowned in the separately managed accounts industry, CheckFree APL is also broadly used within the institutional money management arena. CheckFree Investment Services currently has in excess of 100 institutional money manager clients. An enhanced CheckFree EPL will service this marketplace through more robust multi-currency, trade order management and cash management/margin capabilities. Through CheckFree EPL, CheckFree Investment Services seeks to provide a single platform solution to its money manager clients for their combined institutional business as well as their separately managed accounts.

Currently, CheckFree APL serves as the leading separately managed accounts platform, providing remote processing services to sponsor firms, money managers and financial advisors for the automation of investment management, trading, portfolio performance and investor reporting. CheckFree APL's open platform enables approximately 80 of the top Wall Street (sponsor) firms and 125 separate account managers to interface with each other, and operate in a straight-through processing environment. Institutional money managers also use CheckFree APL to enter and maintain account data, manage trades and measure portfolio performance. . .

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20280)11/15/2004 2:58:44 PM
From: StocksMan
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Sovereign Bank Offers Enhanced and Free Online Bill Payment Service

Monday November 15, 2:41 pm ET

WYOMISSING, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sovereign Bancorp, Inc. announced that it has significantly enhanced its service for viewing and paying bills online at sovereignbank.com. The new BillPay service is now free and made available through the bank's technology partnership with CheckFree Services Corporation, a subsidiary of CheckFree Corporation (Nasdaq: CKFR - News).

Utilizing the newest version of CheckFree Web(SM), Sovereign's electronic billing and payment service offers consumers numerous convenient features to manage bills and payments. The enhancements are the result of extensive consumer research and usability testing. The new features include a more simplified single-point bill management center, faster payment processing, improved integration with online banking, and the availability of payment posting information.

"We wanted our customers to be among the first to experience the convenience of the new CheckFree product. The many enhancements, including improved ease-of-use and quicker payments, will help them maximize control of their finances and minimize the time they spend paying bills," said Marianne Doran-Collins, senior vice president, Sovereign Bank. "Our organizations share a commitment to quality, and this service is backed by security and privacy protections, as well as a guarantee to protect against liability for fraud. And the best news is that it is free for all customers."

A recent survey by The Marketing Workshop, Inc. and Harris Interactive, sponsored by CheckFree, concluded that the most satisfied banking customers are those who use a "consolidated" electronic billing and payment service, meaning that they pay all of their bills at one site. Consolidated site users, when compared with those who pay one bill at a time at a biller's site, often called "biller direct," report being better able to manage and organize their finances, appreciate reminders that help them protect their credit scores by paying on time, and report that the consolidated site saves them time and hassle.

With the new service, the bank's customers will experience a bill product that is:

Free. Sovereign Bank has waived its fee for electronic billing and payment services.

Fast. Improved functionality lets customers schedule multiple payments in a fraction of the time it takes now. Some payments can be processed same-day or next-day, and all payments within three or four business days, meaning payments no longer need to be scheduled five or more business days in advance. CheckFree's relationships with thousands of billers and merchants, and its bill calendar technology included in CheckFree Web, enable bill payments to be scheduled and credited faster than ever before.

Easy. The new BillPay service is simpler to navigate and use. Access to all critical BillPay information is consolidated onto one page, and the service provides the ability to receive bills electronically, so there are fewer paper bills to track.

Guaranteed. The Sovereign BillPay Guarantee, backed by the CheckFree Guarantee, assures the timely, safe arrival of payments.

"Electronic billing and payment leads to more satisfied customers who have longer relationships with their banks. Offering CheckFree Web 4.0 benefits the banking institution, the billers and their mutual customers . everyone wins," said Matt Lewis, Executive Vice President of Client Development, CheckFree Services Corporation. "With CheckFree's new platform, Sovereign Bank is providing its customers with a wealth of new features that make it easier than ever to pay bills online and maximize control of personal finances. . ."

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To: StocksMan who wrote (20281)11/16/2004 5:47:37 PM
From: Bruce Prescott
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A curious thing happened to my Checkfree stock today.

I placed a day order to sell 100 shares at $35 a share at about 1:30 PM CST yesterday. I thought I would lock in a few profits at a time I thought it was peaking. But, it had already begun to retreat from $35 and to my knowledge did not advance to $35 again for the rest of the day.

When I checked my account at 5:30 PM CST yesterday, there was no notice that the shares had sold.

Today at about 4:30 PM CST I had my first opportunity to check on the price of CKFR and was pleasantly surprised to see that it closed at nearly $36 a share. Then I checked my brokerage account and discovered that 100 shares of my stock had sold yesterday at $35.

I called my new broker -- Bank of America -- (they just bought out my old broker -- Quick & Reilly) and asked them to tell me the time of day when my shares sold, but, alas, they can't tell me.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a brokerage firm that can be more forthright and timely with pertinent information?

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To: Bruce Prescott who wrote (20282)11/16/2004 8:26:35 PM
From: Sweet Ol
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When I have had questions for E*Trade they have been able to track my trade to the minute. However, they do not put the time on the trade confirmations nor can I find it on the trade history pages on the web site. So, I don't know how long they have that information available.

Best,

JRH

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