What are the differences between Quicken Bill Manager and Quicken Bill Pay?
Quicken is moving to a new Bill Pay platform and the current Quicken Bill Pay service will be discontinued on Aug 31, 2020.
The new Quicken Bill Manager comes with significant upgrades over Quicken Bill Pay, but it does work differently than what you may be used to with Quicken Bill Pay. The article below will give you more details on these differences.
How does Bill Manager work differently?
In the old Quicken Bill Pay, payments were typically made in the Online Center or in the register.
In the Online Center, you would:
- Select Quicken Bill Pay from the Financial Institution list
- Select the account to make the payment from.
- Enter the payment details and delivery date.
- Click Enter then Update/Send to send the payment instructions.
You could also make payments through the Quicken Bill Pay website.
With the new Quicken Bill Manager, you can do everything in the Bills dashboard.
- Download your bills. Some billers even offer a PDF of the statement.
- Track your bills. Instantly see what's due and when.
- Pay your bills. You can also check the status of your sent payments.
Quicken Bill Manager: The Bills Dashboard
You can access the Bills dashboard by going to the Bills & Income tab.
The Bills dashboard will show you which bills are ready to pay. When you're ready to make a payment, just click the Quick Pay or Check Pay button.
You can see the status of your payments in the Last Payment column.
Ways to pay in Quicken Bill Manager
Quicken Bill Manager also offers two ways to pay your bills: Quick Pay and Check Pay!
- Quick Pay: Send electronic payments to billers (payees) who have online accounts accessible by Quicken. This includes over 11,000 billers. Many billers you paid with a check in Quicken Bill Pay can be paid electronically with Quick Pay!
- Check Pay: Send a check to anyone in the United States with an address. The check is sent through a Quicken service. You will no longer need to print or mail checks. While most billers now accept electronic payments (like the ones made with Quick Pay), Check Pay gives you the option to make check payments to billers and parties that cannot accept an electronic payment, such as a gardener or local service companies.
What about Bank Bill Pay?
If you use your bank's bill pay in Quicken, you can continue to use it the same way you do now. Bank Bill Pay will not change.
Setting up Quicken Bill Manager
If you're ready to start using Quicken Bill Manager, click here for instructions.