With the COVID19 pandemic, it’s now inconvenient to do regular day-to-day activities like going to the grocery or paying bills. We can’t go out as much because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
And even if we go, paying is time-consuming because of the long lines. And it might be dangerous as well.
Although some companies are extending their due dates, some don’t want to be left with a hefty bill when the extension is lifted. After all, it’s an extension, not a free utility month. How can you pay your bills conveniently?
Alongside these simple online banking services, you can now pay your bills easily. Here are 4 ways to pay your bills convenient during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
You can directly pay your utility bills online. Just go to the website of the service provider, and most likely, you can pay them directly using your debit or credit card. Here are some utility providers that offer direct payments.
Most banks right now offer bills payment in their services. This is good because not all companies have their own bills payment service integrated into their website, like the water utility companies.
It’s easy! Just make an online account with your respective banks. And choose bills payment as an option.
Not every Filipino has a bank account. In fact, according to BSP, only 35% of the population has a formal bank account. But you do have a cellphone, right?
You can now use your cellphone to pay bills using Gcash! Take note; even if your number is not Globe, you can register that sim for Gcash financial services.
And they already have bills payment. This is how it works:
If you need to cash-in, you can do so over-the-counter (like 7-11, Puregold, SM, Robinsons), online banking (linking your debit card), or remittance (like Paypal, Western Union, Moneygram).
The most convenient way is via online banking so that you won’t leave your house at all. You can check this article to open your bank account today.
Convenience Stores & LBC Over-the-Counter Payments
If you still don’t have the options above, you can still make over-the-counter payments. But how to avoid the long lines in grocery bayad centers?
LBC also has a payment service in selected branches for relatively shorter lines. Just make sure to check which ones are open.
The ECQ might have forced you to be creative in how you do things. What’s good is that you can still use these bills payment even after the ECQ. Convenient options, right?
With that, cheers to paying your bills on time!