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Online Bill Pay: 5 Reasons Why You'll Love It

Aug 12, 2022

Online bill pay makes paying bills safe and easy! It’s like a one stop shop to pay your bills. Here’s why members love this service: 

1. It’s super easy!   

You can pay all your bills in one place by using our online banking service or our mobile app. The only information you need to get started is the name of the payee, your account number, and the billing address. 

 2. Time saver 

Online bill pay can save you time, especially if you are managing various bills such as rent or mortgage, cell phone, internet, water, and electric. This prevents you from visiting multiple websites to make multiple payments. 

3. The cost 

Who doesn’t love the saying, “If it’s free, it’s for me!”? 1st MidAmerica’s online bill pay service is FREE to all members with no extra or hidden fees. By using this free service, members also save money by purchasing less checks and using fewer stamps.  

 4. Safe and secure 

At 1st MidAmerica, we only offer a service that is safe and reliable. Paying bills online is more secure than writing a check. A check with your account number, address, and other personal information can get lost in the mail and could possibly fall into the wrong hands, creating the risk of identity theft. 

 5. Going green 

By taking advantage of online bill pay, you are also contributing to making the world more environmentally friendly by cutting back on paper waste.

You can also request for the merchants to send e-Bills instead of paper copies in the mail. An e-Bill is an electronic copy of your paper bill that you can view any time from the Bill Pay service. An e-Bill may not be available from every payee that you have set up, but when it is available, you can set up auto payments and manage your bills in one place. 

If you are on the fence about switching to online bill pay, start out with one payee. Once you realize from your own experience how easy online bill pay is, you will be asking yourself why you didn’t make the switch sooner. Take the plunge today!