Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that helps make complex business payments simple, smart and secure, today announced it has added The Access Bank UK Limited to the Faster Payments Scheme (FPS) via Bottomline’s Real Time Payments Service.

Bottomline’s Real Time Payments Service is a managed, end-to-end gateway that offers banks, payment service providers and their customers, fast, efficient and secure access to Faster Payments, without the cost and overhead of implementing, running and maintaining their own technology infrastructure. The direct connected gateway enables the processing of inbound and outbound transactions with a plug and play solution.

“Participation in the Faster Payments Scheme (FPS) is a crucial milestone in the evolution of The Access Bank UK Limited’s customer focused market strategy,” said Jamie Simmonds, CEO, The Access Bank UK Limited. “Our customers are innovative and require access to services that enable them to pay and get paid, 24×7, 365 days of the year. With our participation in FPS, our customers can make payments at the touch of a button, helping funds reach their destination faster.”

“Our Real Time Payments Service offers simple and secure access to Faster Payments,” said Nigel Savory, Managing Director, Global Business Solutions, Bottomline Technologies. “We’re pleased to provide The Access Bank UK Limited and its customers with a low-risk, prompt and efficient service, available any time their customers need to pay and get paid.”