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Created on 12.11.2018

Simply receive e-bills – leave paper invoices behind

The laborious task of keying in invoices manually is a thing of the past. With e-bills you can make payment online in just a few clicks. Find out here step by step how you can easily settle your bills electronically using e-banking.

Recurring bills where the amounts vary from time to time: we’re all familiar with electricity, tax and phone bills. Register for e-bills with these invoice issuers. You’ll then receive the bill directly and free of charge in your e-finance from PostFinance or your bank’s e-banking solution. Irritating piles of paper or even paper bills subject to fees then become a thing of the past. We show you how you can set up, receive and pay e-bills online at PostFinance in four simple steps.

Set up, receive and pay

Register in e-finance and search for your invoice issuer in the recommendation list. You can register as an e-bill recipient in just one click. 

As soon as the invoice issuer has sent you the first e-bill, you’ll see it in the e-bill tile on your homepage. Check the invoice. As soon as you agree, put a tick in the small box and confirm the payment with “Pay selected item”.

The invoice amount is deducted from your PostFinance account on the execution date. You can select this yourself.

You have full control over whether and when the invoice amount is deducted from your PostFinance account.

An overview of the various payment methods: the e-bill

E-bills are normal invoices like those you currently receive by post. Instead of bills popping through your letterbox, you receive them via e-finance instead. This convenient solution is also free of charge. You nevertheless keep complete control over payments. You can activate the payment in just a few clicks. The invoice can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF for archiving purposes.

An overview of the various payment methods: the standing order

This payment method is ideal for periodic fixed costs, such as rent for accommodation or health insurance premiums – you determine on a one-off basis how much to transfer, when, how often and to which account. It will then be transferred automatically in future without incurring additional costs.

An overview of the various methods of payment: Swiss Direct Debit (CH-DD Direct Debit)

With CH-DD Direct Debit, the invoice issuer debits your account directly on a date determined by you. By signing the payment authorization, you consent to the account being debited directly. CH-DD Direct Debit is free to use and ideal for the payment of amounts that may vary but not necessarily, such as periodic health insurance invoices.

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