Never miss a payment again.

Ever forget to pay a bill?
It’s a terrible feeling – especially when you see the late fee tacked onto the initial charge. Life is often busy, however, and even important things like a bill payment can sometimes slip through the cracks.

There’s a better way.
50% of U.S. consumers pay their bills online or automatically, according to Marketplace, a national daily business news program focused on financial markets. Here are five reasons why using Online Bill Pay from Northwest or scheduling automatic payments from your Northwest check or credit card may save you from ever manually paying a bill again.

Save Time. Talking on the phone, mailing bills or driving to a specific location to make payments can be a huge hassle. Online Bill Pay from Northwest is a fast and efficient way to make payments, while giving you peace of mind – you know exactly when each payment is made –allowing you to save time in your busy day.

Save Money. Signing up for Online Bill Pay is free. You also have an opportunity to save some cash on other items, like stamps and checks. These things start to add up when you’re using them several times a week – and when you run out, you have yet another chore to complete.

Never Miss a Payment. Since Online Bill Pay can be managed with reoccurring payments, you can simply “set it and forget it.” You won’t have to worry about deadlines or due dates, and you remove the risk of costly late fees that can sting your wallet and damage your credit.

Go Green. In 2012, the number of checks processed by the Federal Reserve fell at its steepest rate – down 17 percent from the previous year. As more and more people embrace the ease and convenience of online and mobile banking, the resources used in creation and transportation of paper checks and bills will continue to decline. That means cost savings for companies, lower prices for you – and a breath of fresh air for the environment.

Ready to learn more? For full details, call Northwest Direct at 1-877-672-5678 or visit our online banking page.