Online Bill Pay Tips, Info & FAQs
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Bill pay is a free service that lets you pay who you want when you want. With your United Texas Checking or Savings account, you can consolidate monthly payments, pay bills online, send money to a friend or make a donation with the click of a button.
For your convenience, you also have the option of paying your bills with a United Texas Savings Account.
Time is Money. Here are 4 Ways Online Bill Pay Saves You Both.
There’s a time for stamps and envelopes, but paying your bills isn’t it. With Online Bill Pay, you can make monthly payments or send money from any device or smartphone for free, and make your life a little easier while you do it. Here’s how:
1. Save stamps.
Forty-nine cents here and there can really add up. With Bill Pay, you can save money and trips to the post office by paying your bills online.
2. Save checks.
In today’s digital world, there are still a few occasions where checks are required. Online Bill Pay keeps those occasions to a minimum so your checkbook lasts a little longer. Mother Earth will thank you.
3. Save money.
With Bill Pay’s automatic payments and reminders, you can schedule your payments every month and never pay another late fee. Paying bills online also saves on postage, envelopes, late fees and checks. If you pay just 10 bills per month, you can easily save over $110.00* per year.
4. Save energy.
Making all your payments at the same time from the same place can save you the headache of waiting for bills to come in the mail. And since Bill Pay automatically tracks all your transactions, you can see your financial past, present and future at a glance. *Savings are approximate and based upon the average annual cost of stamps, envelopes and checks required for paying 10 bills per month.
What is Online Bill Pay?
Online Bill Pay is a service that allows you to pay virtually anyone or any company through your online banking account. You determine who you want to pay, when you want to make the payment and which account you want the payment to come from. It’s safe, secure and easy to use.
Who can I pay with Online Bill Pay?
You can pay virtually any business or individual with a mailing address within the United States and Puerto Rico. For example, you can pay utilities, cable bills or credit cards, or individuals such as a landlord, babysitter or relative.
How do I enroll in Online Bill Pay?
It’s easy to enroll in Online Bill Pay. If you are not already, you must have access to Online Banking. Contact us to enroll in Online Banking. Then, simply log in to your account and click the “Online Bill Pay” link to access the short enrollment form.
How do I start using Online Bill Pay?
The first step is to add a payee, the person or company you wish to pay. Here’s how easy it is:
1. Log in to your account and click the “Bill Pay” link.
2. Click the “Add a Payee” button on your home page dashboard.
3. Enter the requested information. Typically, this information can be found on your latest bill statement. Once you add your payee, you can start making payments in seconds.
How do I make payments with Online Bill Pay?
1. Find your payee on the payments dashboard.
2. Enter the payment amount and date, then submit.
How are online payments delivered?
Payments are sent one of two ways—electronically or by paper checks. The majority of payments are delivered electronically. Your payment information, such as your account number, is sent via secure transmission. All other payments are made by paper checks that are mailed via the U.S. Postal Service.
Is Online Bill Pay secure?
Paying bills online is one of the safest ways to pay your bills. Online Bill Pay helps guard against identity theft from lost or stolen checkbooks, bills and statements. It also increases your privacy because only you can access your account information, account numbers and payment history. As a result, you maintain tighter control of your account with real-time access to your payments activity.
How long does it take before my payment is received?
Generally, your payment is received within 2 to 7 days, depending on whether or not it is sent electronically or via paper check.
How are the scheduled payments processed with Online Bill Pay?
Most scheduled payments are sent electronically and funds are withdrawn from your account on the payment date.
What are the primary benefits of Online Bill Pay?
Here’s a quick list of the many ways you can benefit from using Online Bill Pay.
1. Save time. With Online Bill Pay, you can receive and pay your bills online, all in one place. That means no more visiting multiple websites to pay bills or trips to the post office to mail checks. In addition, smart features such as recurring payments allow you to automate regular bill payments.
2. Save money. Paying bills online saves on postage, envelopes, late fees and checks. If you pay just 10 bills per month, you can easily save over $110.00* per year.
3. Stay organized. Your payment history is stored in your online account, so you won’t have to sort through paper receipts or visit multiple websites to access past transactions.
4. Gain peace of mind. Paying bills electronically means no risk of mailed checks getting lost or stolen. Plus, you can stop worrying about missing a bill payment when you set up reminders and automated recurring payments.
5. Help the environment by saving paper. With Online Bill Pay, there are no checks to write or envelopes to mail. That’s good news for you and the environment. *Savings are approximate and based upon the average annual cost of stamps, envelopes and checks required for paying 10 bills per month.
Are there any account requirements to use Online Bill Pay?
Yes, in order to use Online Bill Pay, you must have access to Online Banking and a United Texas Savings or Checking Account.
Can I get help with my Online Bill Pay account?
Yes, you may call the Bill Pay Support line at 1-866-445-8966 Monday – Friday, from 7 am – 6 pm. Once you are logged into to the Bill Pay site, you may also use Online Chat for support.
What is eBill?
eBill is a feature that allows you to receive and pay electronic summary versions of paper bills directly from your Online Bill Pay account.
How do eBills work?
eBills are delivered directly to your Online Bill Pay account. Once you set up an individual eBill for a company you do business with, an eBill comes directly from that payee to your account. Examples of businesses that offer eBills are cable service providers, phone service providers, utility providers and credit card companies.
Will I still receive paper statements when I have eBill?
You will also continue to receive paper bill statements unless you contact the payee to stop sending those statements.
How will I know if eBill is available for a payee?
If a payee offers eBill, there will be a “Set up eBill” link next to their listing on your Online Bill Pay dashboard.
What are the primary benefits of eBill?
With eBill, everything you need is in one convenient location. Using eBill allows you to streamline your bill pay routine and have online access to your bills. That means you won’t have to keep track of paper bills. In addition, you can view past bill summaries at a glance.
What information is included in an eBill?
Balance due, due date and minimum payment amount are included in your eBill. If you need additional details, there will be a link that lets you log in to your account on your payee’s website, or you can check your paper statement.
How do I pay an eBill?
To pay an eBill, simply choose the account you want to pay from, enter the amount you want to pay and schedule when you want the payment delivered.
How do I know when I have received an eBill?
You can sign up to receive an electronic notice to alert you when an eBill has been delivered to your account. You can receive these notices in the form of emails or text alerts to provide an extra reminder when a payment is due.
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Online Bill Pay Why United Texas
- Free, fast and convenient
- Bill consolidation
- Reminders and automatic payments
- Transaction history stored automatically
- Payments received within 2-7 days
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Online Bill Pay How it Works
Online Bill Pay is quick and easy.
STEP 1. Establish membership by opening a savings account ($5 minimum opening deposit).
STEP 2. Open a checking account if you wish to pay bills through this account type.
STEP 3. Enroll in Online Banking.
STEP 4. Enroll in Bill Pay.
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