How to Set Up Automatic Payments

Setting up automatic online bill payments will give you peace of mind, knowing your payments will arrive on time.

You will need

  • Bills
  • Internet access
  • Online bank account
  • Checkbook
  • Phone (optional)

Step 1 Gather bills Gather bills you want to pay automatically online with bank bill pay using your checking account or your checkbook. These payments can be a one-time only or on a weekly or monthly basis.

Step 2 Go online to bank and sign up Go online to your bank’s website and sign up for online checking if you haven’t already. This needs to be done before you can enroll in automatic bill pay.

Step 3 Follow prompts Follow the prompts, such as Bill Pay or Pay Online, as you are guided step-by-step through the process of setting up your automatic bill pay.

Step 4 Provide information Provide the payee’s name, address, and account number that you will find on your bill. Some payees require a voided check, so have your checkbook handy to provide account and routing numbers.

Step 5 Provide amount and date Provide the amount to be deducted, and the delivery date, making sure the payment will reach its destination by the due date.

Step 6 Check status Check to make sure the automatic bank bill pay you set up is running smoothly from your bank to the payee, while monitoring and maintaining the funds available. Enjoy the time you’ve freed up.