Pay bills online by setting up automatic payments from your bank's bill pay system or via the service provider's website bill payment program. You can set up a single payment for the current bill or recurring payments made automatically each month.
Most service providers, such as cable companies, utilities and cell phone providers, feature websites with bill-paying capabilities. Create an online account with your provider to get access to account balances and information. After accessing the bill payment link, simply enter the amount to pay, the payment date and your account information. For a recurring payment, enter the same information and agree to set up automatic payments.
Another option is to originate the payments through your bank. Most banks offer a bill payment services accessible through online banking. In this situation, the bank either transfers the money automatically to the payee or sends a check for the payment amount.
Checking with both the bank and your service providers helps you decide the most convenient way to set up online payments. Some methods of online payment may incur a fee, while some service providers charge to pay with a credit or debit card. In some cases, service providers may request a voided check.