Online banking is a popular and secure way to review your accounts, track spending and stick to a budget. Your bank’s online resources may be able to provide you with an array of personal financial management tools. Even more, if you take the extra step to connect your accounts to pay your bills automatically on predetermined dates, you can save time and money and enjoy other conveniences.
Here are several reasons why automatic bill payments may be right for you.
Automatic bill pay can pay all of your monthly recurring expenses electronically directly through your bank account. When you log into your bank account online, simply opt into your bank’s bill pay program and input information about each biller, such as the company name, mailing address and phone number. You can choose which bills to pay automatically, and you can pick the same date each month for the transactions to be completed. You may even have the option to receive an email or text alert before a payment is due or after the transaction has been completed.
According to the most recent data from the Pew Research Center, more than half of American adults (51 percent) were using online banking services back in 2013, and that number is certain to be higher today. One of the reasons for its popularity is how much time it can save. Unlike outdated payment methods, modern automatic bill pay boasts many advantages:
Making payments online through automatic bill pay can save you more than just time. It can aid you in saving money.
Some primary reasons to consider automatic bill pay include security and reduced costs. However, there are additional perks as well. Online bill pay:
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits and convenience of online bill pay.
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