Bill Payments

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is manual bill payment?
A: This convenient service allows you to review your paper or electronic bills and select which ones you wish to pay with your MasterCard BusinessCard. You will need to contact your service provider(s) (by phone or visit their web site) to set up the payment service. Through manual bill payment you can select the amount to pay and the date on which you want to make payment. Each time a bill is due you initiate the payment process.
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Q: What is automatic bill payment?
A: Automatic bill payment is an arrangement you set up with your service provider to pre-authorize them to automatically charge your MasterCard BusinessCard account on a regular basis. Depending upon your agreement with the service provider, payments may be made weekly, monthly, or quarterly. The pre-authorized payment can be a fixed dollar amount, or it can fluctuate like your phone bill for the total amount due for the time period. You can stop automatic payments at any time by contacting your service provider or you can use this payment method indefinitely.
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Q: What are the benefits of bill payment using a MasterCard® BusinessCard?
A: Using your MasterCard BusinessCard is much faster and more convenient than writing checks and saves on postage. You can initiate payments at anytime and from anywhere in the world. Charges will appear on your monthly MasterCard account statement, so it is an easy and efficient way to stay organized and keep track of your expenses. This can be very useful when it comes time to prepare your income taxes. When using automatic bill payment you won't have to worry about missed payments or paying late fees. Plus, depending upon the MasterCard BusinessCard you elect to use, you may be able to earn rewards in MasterCard BusinessCard usage frequency programs such as frequent flyer and automobile rebate programs.
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Q: How do I pay a bill with a MasterCard BusinessCard?
A: You will need to contact your service provider(s) to set up the service. Tell them that you would like to arrange to make a manual payment or to participate in their automatic bill payment program using your MasterCard BusinessCard. They will ask for some information to set up the service and provide you with instructions on how to begin making payments. Many provide payment service through their Web site or alternatively over the telephone. A great place to start is our Directory of Service Providers. We are adding service providers and their contact information to this list regularly. If your provider is not listed, look for their customer service number on your bill or visit their web site directly.
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Q: Which cards can I use for bill payment?
A: You can use any credit or debit card that bears the MasterCard hologram on the front of the card. You'll need to check with each service provider that you're interested in setting up bill payments with to determine whether they accept your card as a form of payment.
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Q: Do I have to pay a fee for bill payment using a MasterCard BusinessCard?
A: MasterCard does not charge a fee for bill payment. While most service providers do not charge a fee be sure to ask when you set up service if they charge any fees or have any restrictions associated with making a payment using your MasterCard BusinessCard.
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Q: What information will the merchant request?
A: For manual bill pay, generally, the merchant will need your account number from the front of your MasterCard BusinessCard and the expiration date. For automatic bill payment, they may also need the dollar amount they are authorized to automatically charge, and the specific date you wish to be charged each month. Note: Not every merchant will allow you to choose this date, but many will. Some service providers may require additional information, such as your signature.
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Q: When I enroll in automatic bill payment, will I still receive a bill?
A: Most service providers continue to mail a bill indicating the total amount they will charge to your MasterCard BusinessCard account. However, some providers may allow you to elect to receive an online bill — via the Internet — or no bill at all. At the time you initiate an automatic bill payment relationship, you should determine how the provider will bill you. Also, your MasterCard BusinessCard monthly statement will provide you with a convenient, thorough record of charges to your MasterCard BusinessCard account.
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Q: How often can I make automatic bill payments, and when do bills get paid?
A: Each service provider has its own procedure for automatic bill payment. You will need to clarify these procedures with the provider when you initiate your automatic bill payment relationship.
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Q: Is there a limit to the number of automatic bill payments I can have on a card?
A: No, but you may be limited in making overall charges to your MasterCard BusinessCard account if doing so would cause you to exceed your credit limit.
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Q: What if I want to stop an automatic bill payment?
A: Contact the service provider with whom you've set up the automatic bill payment, and follow their procedures to cancel or change the method of payment.
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Q: Are there any payments that are prohibited from being paid electronically?
A: Some companies and government agencies may not accept automatic bill payments or payments with a MasterCard BusinessCard.
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Q: What if my MasterCard BusinessCard account information changes?
A: Your MasterCard BusinessCard account information may change due to a lost or stolen card, expiration date change, or an upgrade to a new product (for example, gold to platinum). When enrolled in automatic bill payment, to prevent an interruption in service, you must contact each service provider and give them your new MasterCard BusinessCard account information. We recommend that you keep a list of all providers that you pay automatically so you can efficiently update this information when necessary.
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Q: Who is my card issuer?
A: MasterCard Worldwide licenses its payment card brands to banks and other financial institutions that issue cards and service cardholder accounts. We do not issue cards directly. You will find card issuer information on the back of your MasterCard BusinessCard and/or on your billing statement.
Your Account Information
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Q: What if I pay my MasterCard bill late?
A: Your bill payment to your service provider should still be made, even if you pay your MasterCard bill late. However, you will need to refer to your cardholder agreement with the financial institution that issued your MasterCard BusinessCard to determine how new charges are handled if you are delinquent in your MasterCard payments.
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Q: What if I don't agree with a charge on my MasterCard statement?
A: It is recommended that you review your paper or electronic service provider bill prior to any payment being made with your MasterCard BusinessCard. However, if there is an error or question about a payment billed to your card contact your service provider immediately to resolve payment discrepancies.

As a MasterCard BusinessCard cardholder, you are not responsible for unauthorized purchases charged to your account. Learn more about our Zero Liability coverage.

Zero Liability does not apply to MasterCard-branded cards issued to an entity other than a natural person; commercial, or agrictultural purposes; outside of the U.S. region; or if a PIN is used as the cardholder verification method for the unauthorized transaction(s).

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