How to Pay a Current Bill Online
Paying a current bill online eliminates the need to go to the post office, therefore saving you time and money. Also paying a bill online may allow you to pay a bill that is time sensitive. Depending on the company, the option of paying online may or may not be available. Generally, all it takes are a few items to pay a bill online.
Determine if the company allows bill paying online. Some companies do not offer an online payment option. Contact the company directly or visit their website and look for an option to pay the bill online.
Register with the website to pay your bill. Usually the billing company will require you to create a username and a password to access your account online. Have your current or previous bill handy to input your account number and other details like your billing information for the online system to access your account for payment.
Access your account and pay the amount for the bill using a credit card, debit card or online check. If you are using a check you may have to input your bank's routing number (the first nine numbers on the check) and your account number (the remaining numbers after the routing number).
Check with your bank to determine if they offer online bill pay. Online banking bill pay allows you to access your checking or savings account online and send a payment to the company via your bank. Have the account number, and proper billing information available to ensure the check reaches its correct destination.
Record any confirmation numbers that you receive after paying your bill online for proof that it was paid in case you need them at a later time.
Tips & Warnings
- If the company does not offer electronic bill pay on its website, your bank may offer an online bill pay option that will send the company a paper check.
- There may be a fee for paying your bill online.