Yes. I was wary for a long time, but the ever increasing cost of stamps propelled me to start. It makes a dreary task faster and easier than I ever could have imagined.
The advantage is that it's quicker and saves on stamps and writing checks and stuffing envelopes.
For one of my payees, the main hospital that I use, there is an annoyance that they create a NEW account number for me for EACH visit to the hospital or one of their clinics. And I have been going to their Wound Healing Clinic regularly for the past several months.
So when using the online bill pay to pay the hospital, I have to create a new payee entry for each different account number.
With other payees I just create one entry, and I can reuse that entry for all future payments, because the account number doesn't change.
If so, what is the primary benefit?
If not, why not?
I resisted for a long time, then I was going to be out of town for an extended period of time and looked into the online -- so easy, secure servers, and it's done. An instant receipt is also nice. I don't even print them any more, I copy and paste into a document file and store them electronically.
Yes I pay my bills online, almost all of them. It is faster than writing checks. The only exception is the property tax bill and that is because you have to use their site and pay a huge fee.
I have never had a problem with online banking and there is a considerable amount saved by not paying postage. I should add I use a desk top computer at home. A laptop in a public place might pose an identify theft danger.
One question though , I only pay bills at home, but I use my lap top. I thought this would be safe if I was doing it from home. How do I know if my wireless network is set up with WPA2 security?