Paying bills online is supposed to be easy. But with dozens of different corporate websites requiring dozens of different logins and passwords, it can take just as long to pay online as it does to sit down at the kitchen table with a checkbook and a stack of bills each month. The solution? It could be Manilla.
Manilla is a new web-app that aims to simplify the process of paying bills online. Rather than signing into individual company websites when paying bills – or trying to pay certain bills through a complicated online banking system – Manilla has partnered up with hundreds of national and regional companies, who’ve agreed to let their customers pay online through the Manilla service. Sign up by entering your email address and choosing a password, and then get started linking up your accounts. Click on a company you use – such as Verizon or AT&T, for example – and enter your online login to give Manilla access. Manilla has partnered with companies in the household, finance, travel, and media industries, which means you can pay your electric bill, your credit card bill, and renew your magazine subscriptions all in one place. Once you’ve linked your accounts, you’ll start receiving email notices when Manilla says your bills are due. Click onto the Manilla site, click “Pay Bill,” and you’re done. Manilla remembers your preferred payment options and let you pay bills in as little as one click.
When you log into the Manilla site after paying your bills, you’ll see a list of your accounts with the amount you owe – which should be $0, since your bills were just paid. Manilla even helps keep people organized by automatically filing away statement, bills, and occasional offers from companies that can be downloaded onto the desktop at any time.
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