Leading Regional Bank Chooses BPN to Offer B2B Customers Streamlined Automated Electronic Payments to Network Participants
Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable automation and integrated payments leader, announced today that Arvest Bank, owner and operator of 14 locally managed banks in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, has joined its Business Payments Network (BPN) as a provider partner, streamlining electronic B2B payments for its corporate clients. Participating Arvest customers are now able to accelerate and simplify the payments process by automating electronic payments to Billtrust’s network of suppliers, distributors and vendors while scaling virtual credit card adoption.
“BPN gives Arvest customers access to additional suppliers while streamlining payments for both suppliers and buyers, enabling them to be sent in suppliers’ preferred formats,” said Keith Zollicoffer, Director of Commercial Credit Card Solutions, Arvest Bank. “Driving more electronic spend and promoting digitization helps equip our clients’ businesses for the future while maximizing our level of service and the value we provide.”
“We are pleased that Arvest Bank is now a part of BPN,” said Flint Lane, CEO, Billtrust. “At a time when digitization is more important than ever, Arvest’s ability to maximize supplier electronic payments through BPN offers their customers a competitive advantage.”
Arvest Bank joins BPN following Billtrust surpassing $1 billion in supplier invoices delivered to accounts payable (AP) portals in 2021, its largest single-year total and a 58% increase over 2020. The dramatic rise can be attributed to increased BPN adoption, which began enabling invoice presentment to AP portals in addition to its existing payment and remittance acceptance capabilities.
Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS) is a leading provider of cloud-based software and integrated payment processing solutions that simplify and automate B2B commerce. Accounts receivable is broken and relies on conventional processes that are outdated, inefficient, manual and largely paper based. Billtrust is at the forefront of the digital transformation of AR, providing mission-critical solutions that span credit decisioning and monitoring, online ordering, invoice delivery, payments and remittance capture, invoicing, cash application and collections. For more information, visit Billtrust.com.
With more than $26 billion in assets, Arvest Bank is a community-based financial institution serving more than 110 communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Established in 1961, Arvest Bank is committed to meeting the needs of its more than 830,000 retail and business customer households by continually investing in the digital tools and services customers expect. Arvest was recently recognized by J.D. Power for its outstanding mobile banking experience. Its extensive network of more than 200 banking locations provides loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing as a part of its growing list of digital services. Arvest is known for its commitment to the communities it serves and to attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented people. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. To learn more please visit www.arvest.com.
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