Enrolling in automatic payments for a MasterCard involves contacting the person's service provider (bank) to set up ongoing automatic payments for the MasterCard. The service provider may have additional questions that he or she will ask, and then the account will be setup for automatic payments.
Once the account is set up for automatic payments, they will continue automatically for an indefinite period of time unless the person asks service provider to halt or stop payments. If that happens, they can be restarted at a later date. The reason that someone would want to have automatic payments set up for their MasterCard is that automatic payments can make it virtually impossible for the card user to end up with late fees or other charges.
Setting up automatic payments can also be a part of a larger personal finance system which involves setting up all important bills on an automatic payment schedule. This is one of the best ways for people struggling with debt and saving their money to take control of their finances. By setting up automatic payments for bills in a separate checking account, the person can simply set aside money each pay period for bills and use only what is leftover in their free for all checking account.