Pete838 wrote:Same here. For a long time all I had to do was click a few buttons and I was done. Now they want me to open a BOA checking account? I'll just push them through from my Wells Fargo billpay portal.
No, they are not forcing anybody to open a BofA checking account. There is a tab within Bill Pay called Pay From that allows you to enter your 3rd party bank checking information. The only trouble is that they make you go through the verification process. So over the next few days they will deposit like $0.01 or $0.02 and withdraw $0.01 from my 3rd party bank account. Once I verify that these transactions occured, my checking account will be verified and I will be able to make payments online again.
I hope that this is just a random thing and they will change it back. It makes no sense at all and if others are not aware and wait until the last minute to try to make an online payment it will cause them some grief. I may call their Billing Technical Support later to see if I am doing something wrong or if this is a real, ongoing change....ugh.