by Harvey Bond
Maybe you have grown accustomed to getting your bills paid going directly to the office where your bills should be paid. Never did it occur to you that you can pay through other means that can even save you more money.
Now is high time for you to know that there are more inconvenient ways that will save you some of your hard earned moola whenever you have to pay your bills, such as paying online.
Why would you want to pay online?
- It will save you gas. In stead of using your car to get to offices where you have to pay your bills, use your Internet at home to save you gas. And saving on gas means what else, saving money.
- It is simply faster and more convenient. Remember you don’t have to drive and endure the long commute to get to the office where your bills are supposed to be settled.
- It is more secure. With the security software that many online merchants or online bank websites use, the worries of getting your payment in the right hands is now minimal. Just keep your password secure and you are safe.
- You can take advantage of promos. Since this bill paying method is still in its infancy, promos such as discounts and rebates whenever you carry out online transactions abound.
Just check the promo page of the online bank or money transfer site you are using to pay bills to get various promos.
So how do you pay your bills online?
If you have a savings or just about any type of bank account with a certain banking institution, you can always ask the officers in charge or the bank manager himself how you can get your online bill payment option.
Usually, they will either register your account for that option or you will be given instructions on how you can enroll your account to get the online payment or online banking alternative.
How to keep your online payment transactions safe?
Most probably, the bank will ask you to nominate a personal identity number or PIN code that will make that online banking account only accessible by you.
Make sure that PIN code is really unique and doesn't have any affinity to numbers of letters such as your initials or birthdates. This is to avoid getting your account hacked. Also, don’t give it to anyone else, even people close to you.
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