How to Pay Meralco bill using BPI Express Online

by Gily Tenorio on February 4, 2011

in Personal Finance


How do you pay your electricity bill? Paying Meralco bill is a hassle because normally you need to come to payment center to pay the bill. Moreover, if there are many customers at the time you arrived at the payment location, you should line up and wait for a long time until your turn.

I experienced that scenario before I switch paying Meralco bill through online banking, particularly using BPI express online. It is a lot convenience when you can pay your bills online. You don’t need to wait for a long time or line up in a long line just top pay a bill.

Even we are here abroad, we can still pay the Meralco bill of our house. The only restriction is you need to pay before the due date indicated on the bill.

If you are planning to pay your utility bill or any kind of bills, you need to have first an Internet or online banking account. If you have an existing BPI, BDO, Metrobank or any Philippine bank account, you can enroll it to their online banking facility.

It is not hard to enroll in BPI express online, you only need a bank account in BPI. You can also register to it through the Internet.

If you already have a BPI online banking, you can follow the tips below on how to pay for Meralco bill.

1. Log in to your BPI express online account, then go to bills payment section.

2. Enroll your Meralco bill to Bills Payment by going to Enroll all other bills section and supplying your reference number which you can see in the red box below.

3. After registering the customer number, look for ATM/Phone reference number in the middle bottom part of the bill. You need to input the last 5 digits when you pay the bill. Make sure the bill is not beyond the due date because you cannot pay the bill online if it is beyond.

4. Enter the exact amount seen in the bill when you are paying online.

5. Confirmation message will be sent to your email after completion of payment, save it for future reference.

If you can pay bills online like your MERALCO bill, it will be a great convenience and will save you a lot of your time. Enrolling to online banking is easy once you have a bank account, simply visit your bank and request for Internet banking.

Comments on this entry are closed.

John February 10, 2012 at 01:55

can you pay meralco bills using your bpi credit card and not atm card in expressonline?

learnfe February 12, 2012 at 00:45

Hi John, maybe you can arrange with your credit card company an automatic debit arrangement for your Meralco bill.

Karendelostrinos January 23, 2012 at 06:48

how about credit card payment?

learnfe January 24, 2012 at 13:03

Hi, you can also pay credit cards via BPI expressonline.

Nostalgic_haze October 2, 2011 at 13:53

How long does it take for payment to be reflected in your Meralco account?

Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 12:14

Hi Pilo,
No, it can’t. Just on online banking.

Chloe Lim May 28, 2011 at 11:54

Nice guide! Perhaps you could post also on how to pay bills using metrobankdirect. Like what items should be entered, since their screenshot is a little vague on what values should be inputted in the site.

Anj February 4, 2011 at 05:55

Thanks for sharing. BPI Express Online has two on-going promos in relation to Bills Payment. The OPEN 24/7 Promo which is a raffle campaign and real thrills. Check out the website for details =D

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