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Online Bill Payment Benefits Customers and Businesses

Aug 17, 2007
Paying bills online either using computer payment services, eChecks or direct bank transfers can seem a little awkward at first, but as long as security is in place, this mode of payment can be the best for both businesses and customers. The advantages to paying through online services are many and the ease of most payment options is incredible.

Online banking and bill payment options have some of their own terms new users - whether businesses or private individuals - should be familiar with however. Typical lingo for the online payment world includes such things as:

* Encryption: This refers to security measures companies take to make sure others can't get your information. If you don't see a security encryption statement or aren't told by the program that you're entering a secured area, steer clear. This is especially so if you're typing in bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and the such.

* An eCheck: This form of payment involves a third-party transfer of money from your checking account to another's. It's considered one of the more safe methods for online payments.

* Direct online payments. Just about every business that takes routine payments now offers some sort of computerized, online payment service. From water and electric bills to credit card payments, it can all be done online. This saves time, hassle and the money involved in a stamp. For the businesses that accept online payments, this system provides virtually instant credits of money since they're basically handled like wire transfers and it also give customers and clients another option for paying on time even right up until the deadline time.

* Confirmation numbers. Just like telephone payments, online payments often come with their own confirmation numbers to help a customer track their payment if something happens. These are important to write down.

The reasons for paying online through direct payments, echecks or other services are many, and include:

* Sometimes instant payment credit. Since computers can update information very quickly, payments are often recognized as soon as they're entered.

* Ease of use. There's no need for extra paperwork with the Internet can get it done right way.

* Coordination with online banking. If payments are made using an online banking system, keeping track of them in conjunction with your bank account is even easier. Balances and totals automatically update as you pay your bills.

Everyone from private individuals to businesses themselves are taking advantage of the options offered by online bill payment methods. One of the quickest and most secure ways to both get and send money, online banking options are taking the hassles out of making payments. There's no need to balance a checkbook when a bank's program does that for you as you go along paying your bills and there's no reason to worry about a late electric payment when it can be made and credited online right away any time of the day or night.
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