Paying bills is sadly something nearly all of us have to do at regular intervals throughout the year. Until recently most bills came through the post but in recent years more and more of us pay our bills online or by direct debit. Soon paper bills may be a thing of the past as more and more people turn to this method of payment.
What are the advantages of paying bills online? Well, there are quite a few reasons to adopt online payment for your regular and one off bills. Some will be list below:
Some utility companies will offer a discount if you opt for online payment or set up a direct payment option. This can be a considerable amount as it saves the company manpower and expense. Often this saving will be passed on to you the consumer.
Paying your bills online is an environmentally friendly way of discharging your debts. Paying your bills online saves paper which in turn saves trees from being cut down. Imagine some bills require two or more pieces of paper plus envelope and stamp. Your payment will also require an envelope, stamp and the check are all made of paper. Should millions of people switch to online payments this will save a considerable amount of paper, trees, factories pollution and smoke.
Paying a bill online is instant. The bill is usually paid there and then. No more waiting days for your remittance to arrive at the other end. No risk of your payment getting lost in the postal system.
Most of us have access to the internet today and paying your bills online is quick easy and convenient. Often the whole transaction takes moments to complete. All that is required is a credit or debit card. Some companies may also take PayPal and other email linked payments. The process is safe and secure and there are several security checks to ensure you are the debit card owner. Should a payment go wrong most banks pledge to replace any monies lost.
Paying bills online rather than waiting for a paper bill gives you more time to sort out any query should the bill be incorrect. This also allows less chance of missing the payment before the red bill arrives.
Paying bills online these days are preferred by millions of people as an easy trouble free way of settling accounts and are a much friendlier to the environment. There may come a day when paper bills and checks will a thing of the past.