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Direct

Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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ACLA wishes to emphasize, however, that it is the enactment of direct billing that allows laboratories to propose these cost containment measures.
MACH's Direct Billing Gateway provides a direct operator billing service for global application stores and developers to generate revenues from in-application billing with a frictionless buy user experience.
It provides its 650 operator customers with roaming, interconnect, messaging, and direct billing solutions, all integrated with its $10bn / year operator settlement capability.
ACH Direct has a complete line of products that leverage the PaymentsGateway platform including Virtual Terminal, SoftTerminal, Telephony and Direct Billing programs.
The Company addressed these issues during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 by migrating a large number of its advertisers from direct billing on their local telephone bill to ACH billing, which automatically debits the advertisers' bank accounts.
B2 Networks brings proven technology, established distribution channels and innovative direct billing systems to drive the future profitable growth of B2Digital.