Simplify Your Life

Pay all your bills online from one secure login

  • Set up individual and business payees easily and quickly.
  • Simply and securely track and manage your finances all in one place through your Online Banking account.
  • View and schedule your online bill payments in advance or on a recurring schedule for added convenience.
  • Set up payment reminders to help keep track of when your payments are due.

Our online Bill Payer service is even easier to use - Simply log on to our Online Banking, locate Bill Payer, and follow the on-screen prompts to get started. Our Bill Payer allows you to pay your bills online at your convenience by scheduling recurring payments to be made automatically, worry-free.

Please Note - You must have the funds in your account when the payment is scheduled to process, including check payments, as the funds will be debited within one to two business days.

 

FAQs

You must have a Teachers checking account and sign up for the service through Internet Banking. To sign up, log in to Internet Banking and click on "Pay Bills" in the navigation bar. You will be asked to enter some personal information (name, address, etc.), confirm the information and then accept the Bill Payment agreement.

Your payees are companies, organizations or individuals you want to pay through the bill pay service.

To set up your payees, go to the Bill Pay Center and click on the "Add New Payee" link. You'll see a form that allows you to add a payee. First, select a payee category. The payee category is used to help look up payees that the system has on file already. Complete the payee name, a "friendly" name (a name you give the payee), your account number with that payee (you'll need to re‐enter it), the payee remittance address and zip code. Then, click on Next. You will then see a few options. If the payee can be paid electronically, an option will appear indicating this, and you can click on it, if the payee will be paid by check, the screen will indicate this and ask you to confirm the information you have entered. It's very important that your payee information, particularly account numbers, is accurate (incorrect information can delay a bill payment, or it may be returned). Be sure to double check that all payee information was inputted.

You can edit or delete payees easily. Go to the Bill Pay Center. Put your cursor over the name of the payee you want to modify/delete. At the right of the screen you'll see info about this payee, including an "Edit this payee" link. Click on that link, and you'll be taken to a screen that allows you to make changes to the payee or delete the payee. Note: you may want to check your payee information periodically, because companies can change their information (For example, their mailing address, or your account number with them).

The addresses are legitimate biller addresses that are being paid in Teachers locality. However, in cases where the same biller name has different biller IDs based on address, it would be important for the member to match their bill to the proper address.

The member will see the following message: "This payee has been marked as inactive. Either the payee address or the account number you provided is invalid. Please look at your latest bill from this payee and provide the current information." You can correct this by updating the payee with the correct address from a recent billing statement.

The Quick Payee list is a list of the top 20 payees in the area. It is the payees that have been set up the most number of times by other members whose home address has the same zip code and state as the member signing up for bill pay.

The Quick Payee list is sorted by the most used payees first. (The first one in the list is the most popular, and so on.)

When you set up each of your payees, the system will use the payee name, address, and telephone number to try to determine if electronic payments are possible. If a match is found in the list of known electronic payees, the payment will be made electronically (typical for utility bills, credit cards, and payments to large companies). Otherwise, your payment will be sent as a traditional paper check, which will show up in your transaction history with a high check number (usually greater than 10000). Electronic payments will show up on the system with a lightning bolt symbol. Electronic payments are deducted from your account three(3) business days prior to the estimated arrival date. Paper‐check payments are sent five(5) business days prior to the estimated arrival date, but are not deducted from your account until the payee deposits them (like any other paper check).

To set up a one‐time payment, go to the Bill Pay Center. Enter the payment details (amount, date) for whichever payee you want to pay (you can enter payment on more than one payee). Once you've entered that information, click the "Next" button. You'll confirm the payment and then see a confirmation screen with the payment information and a reference number. Once approved, this pending payment will now appear in the Pending Payment section on the main Bill Pay Center screen.

To set up a recurring payment, follow the instructions for the one‐time payment shown above (put the date you want the first payment to occur). Once you see the confirmation screen (shows the payment confirmation number), you'll see a "Make Recurring" link. Click on that link, and you'll be taken to a screen that allows you to set up the payment as recurring. You have two options:

  • If the payment amount is the same each time, select the "Automatic Payment" option and the recurring timeframe (monthly, weekly, etc.).
  • If the payment amount varies each time, you can set up a reminder. The system will send you an e‐mail reminder to make your payment the next time it is due (you'll then need to log onto the system and set the new payment amount).

Click on the pending payment you want to change/delete (you can do this in the main screen). Then, make your changes or delete the payment, making sure you confirm your actions.

For payments from the old system, go to your checking account history or check your monthly statement. For payments made on the new system, go to the Reports section of the Bill Pay Center. Also, if a payment is made by check, you can view that payment in your account history and even view an image of the check.

This depends on the method of payment. An electronic (ACH) payment will be debited three (3) business days prior to the estimated arrival date. A check payment will be debited when the payee processes the check. The date of account debit will be displayed on the payment confirmation page.

The maximum payment amount that we allow to any payee is $24,999.99, and the due date must not be further out than one year.

Yes, the following payment types cannot be set up through Bill Pay:

  • Tax payments
  • Court ordered payments
  • Payments to payees outside of the United States