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How do you pay your Ameren Illinois bill online?

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To pay Ameren Illinois bills online, a customer must first create an online account. The account is free and allows customers to access their account information and report outages or manage their account. There are three options for online billing through Ameren Illinois; customers may pay using an online check, by setting up direct bill bay through their local bank or by using a credit card.

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How do you pay your Ameren Illinois bill online?
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An electronic check is a way to transfer money directly from a checking account to the desire recipient, in this case Ameren Illinois. A customer must enter the bank routing number found along the bottom of his or her personal checks to give access to Ameren to deduct the bill payment directly from the bank. Ameren does not charge a fee for electronic checks.

Using a credit card is another option but there is a small processing fee. Ameren Illinois accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express for debit or credit card payments. There is also a limit to the amount of times a customer can use a credit card to make payments in a 25-day period.

Customers can also inquire at their personal bank about setting up electronic bank transfers. This is a service provided by the banking institution and not Ameren Illinois that allows for direct transfer from the bank to Ameren Illinois without the need for adding bank routing information into the Ameren Illinois website.

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