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[HOW TO PAY MERALCO BILL ONLINE BPI] Easy Guide 2017

4/12/2013
I think you'd agree with me when I say that unnecessary queueing is a waste of time.

It makes us less productive and it eats up time that could have been used in activities that are more worthwhile. So if there are smarter alternatives or more efficient ways of doing things, then I'd definitely choose the better workaround.




Like paying utility bills online. Why do we need to physically go to a payment center and wait in line when we can do it online? It's such a relief that most banks offer internet banking now. Internet banking has an efficient bills payment facility that account holders can use to expedite payment transactions. Take BPI Expressonline as an example. Paying bills is just a few clicks away with BPI Express Online. I've been using BPI Express Online in paying utility bills (MERALCO, Manila Water and Globe Telecoms) for over 5 years now and I can say that it's really efficient. There's no mo more waiting in line and no more wasted time.

You can benefit from this popular internet banking feature too. If you're a BPI account holder, the first thing you have to do is to register and activate your BPI Express Online account. HERE'S HOW YOU CAN REGISTER & ACTIVATE YOUR BPI ONLINE BANKING ACCOUNT. Once you've activated your BPI Express Online Account, you can now use its internet banking services particularly the Bills Payment facility. Make sure to enroll your merchants first so that you can process payments easily in the future.


HOW TO ENROLL MERALCO BILL online using BPI Express Online


STEP 1: Go to http://www.bpiexpressonline.com/ and log-in to your BPI Express Online account.

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STEP 2: Go to Payments & Reloading tab, hover over Bills Payment and click Enroll All Other Bills.

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STEP 3: Fill out the enrollment form by providing the required information.

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  • Select your account where amount to be paid will be debited.
  • Enter the Joint Account Indicator (JAI) No. of your ATM Card Number. (2-digit no. located at the lower right hand corner of your ATM card right across your name)
  • Choose Manila Electric Company (MERALC) from the Company Name.
  • Input the Reference number. Make sure that it contains your MERALCO Service ID number.
  • Once completed, press submit.

A confirmation page appears after a successful merchant enrollment. This serves as the reference of your transaction. After enrollment, you can pay for your Meralco bill online right away!

HOW TO PAY MERALCO BILL ONLINE BPI


STEP 1: Go to Payments & Reloading tab, hover over Bills Payment and click Pay Bills Today.

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STEP 2: Input the necessary information on the merchant to be paid.

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  • Choose MERALCO from the enrolled bills. 
  • Enter the amount to be paid
  • Choose Source Account
  • Enter the last 5 digits of ATM/Phone Reference No. located at the lower left portion of your bill.
Take note that you need to input the exact TOTAL CURRENT AMOUNT reflected in your MERALCO bill. Double check the entered information and click "Submit"

A payment confirmation page appears after a successful bill payment. Check your email for a copy of the payment confirmation. You can also view your transactions for the day, through your My Portfolio > Account Details page.

Here's a confirmation message sent to my email account right after the successful payment transaction.

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Aside from Meralco, you can also pay other bills and other things online, (tuition fees, loans.. you name it) just check if it is listed in BPI's merchant list. Here's the Complete List of Bills Payment Merchants.

Paying bills electronically does not only save you time, it also makes your record keeping organized. All your payment transactions can be accessed under your account and you can review them almost 24/7 online.
25 comments on "[HOW TO PAY MERALCO BILL ONLINE BPI] Easy Guide 2017"
  1. i do not see an option to pay using your bpi credit card but i do see under reminders that if you want to pay through your credit card you simply enroll merchant through your atm then once enrolles you can now pay using either atm or credit card. i did that but i see no option to use my credit card

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    1. Hi there,

      Have you already enrolled your BPI account for online banking? If not, then you may want to enroll it first so you can use the Bills Payment function online. You need to enroll your account first, may it be a regular savings account or a credit card.

      See the enrollment process here http://meetjoyce.blogspot.com/2013/04/bpi-online-banking-enrollment.html

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  2. Hello. How come when I enroll Meralco on my online account it says "CF4006 Merchant is already enrolled." But when I try to click Pay Bills Today, it says "You do not have any enrolled merchants for Check Free Payment."

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    1. Hi Cath,

      You can try to remove the enrolled bill and try to re-enroll it. See if that works.

      Joyce

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    2. Hi Miss MJ,

      Same scenario but not Meralco merchant, I tried to go "remove the enrolled bill' but the merchant that I enrolled is not on the list. There is any other option to enroll the merchat?

      Thanks,
      Neil

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  3. can i pay more meralco bill accounts

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    1. Yes you can pay more more than one MERALCO bill account, just enroll each account to your BPI online account.

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  4. The atm/phone reference number has changed. The last 5 digits as reference number is not longer accepted at bpi online. What shall I do?

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    1. Hi Rachel, I've just tried paying my Meralco Bill yesterday and it went smoothly. I selected the Meralco Bill in the list of my enrolled bills, entered the exact amount, selected the right account and entered the last 5 digits ATM/Phone Reference number of my bill in the 'Additional Reference Number' field and the system has accepted my payment. I think you need to be accurate in entering the details for your payment so it will push through.

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  5. Hi,

    I am also encountering the same issue as Rachel. This is the error I am getting:

    Sorry, this form couldn't be processed due to possible errors in the data entered.
    Please check the following fields and re-enter
    Additional Reference Number
    Payment Amount (including the centavos)

    I have the right last 5 digits of ATM/Phone Reference No. and I also have the 2 decimal places in my Payment Amount. This is the first time I encountered this issue.

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    1. Hi Again,

      Just called BPI Express Support and they mentioned to delete the old reference number and re-enroll the new account number reflected on your latest Meralco Bill.

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    2. Hi,

      Thanks! It worked! =)

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  6. hello. i wanna pay meralco bill and sun cellular via bpiexpress, will it incur charges (eg service charge)? thanks.

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    1. Hi there!

      Paying bills via bpiexpress is for free as long as it is included in BPI's list of Bills Payment Merchants.

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    2. thanks MJ! :)

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  7. You don't need to activate it using your ATM? You just have to enroll it online?

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  8. How can I paypal account to pay Meralco bill?

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  9. I had the same issue with Rachel..what will I do? this day is my due date June 17,2016 and I can't go out because I'm sick ..can still pay my bill at thru bpi even if alreday laps.

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  10. Hi! How much is the fee for every transaction? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Shienna, there is no fee in paying your Meralco Bill through BPI online.

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  11. Hi Mj....Thanks for this great post !

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  12. Hi! Can i enroll one meralco reference number on two bpi account?

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