Bill Express extends its reach

Bill Express, which markets a bill payment service through newsagents, disclosed in its annual report that the number of sites offering the service increased from 3087 to 3717 during the 2005/06 financial year. The company reported that the number of billers increased from 214 to 364 over the same period, and that it was aiming to have 400 billers signed to the service by December. Apart from bill payment services, Bill Express sells prepayment services. In July it announced a deal with Visa and Cuscal to offer a pre-paid Visa card.