Cardholders can set up Discover it® Secured Credit Card automatic payments through their online account or the Discover mobile app. Calling customer service at 1 (800) 347-2683 also is an option. Once you’re enrolled, Discover will withdraw the payment amount from your linked bank account on the scheduled date.
How to Set Up Discover it Secured Credit Card Automatic Payments:
Log in to your online account via the Discover website or mobile app.
Find the “Pay Online” on the account home page and then select “DirectPay.”
Enter your bank account routing number and account number. This is the account from which Discover will deduct your payment each month.
Select your payment amount. Choose from the minimum amount due, the current balance, the statement balance, or a customized amount that is more than the minimum payment.
You should always make sure your bank account has enough funds for the payment a few days before the due date, to be safe. And once you’re in enrolled in automatic payments, don’t forget to review your recent transactions regularly.
You can cancel automatic payments on your Discover credit card by calling Discover at 1-800-347-2683.
However, you will miss out on some benefits. With automatic payment, you won't have to worry about forgetting to make a payment, or making the payment late. In addition, you are spared the hassle of writing a check, sealing it in an envelope, applying postage, and leaving it for the mail carrier.… read full answer
Even if you pay electronically through your bank, you will save time, as you will no longer need to log in to your account each month to initiate payment.
Payment plan you set up with your bank / financial institution, so that they send your minimum payment for your credit cards or other debt sources each month.
Automatic payment eliminates the penalties for late payments. We recommend you contact your bank to set up an automatic payment transfer of the minimum payment from your checking account to your credit card account each billing cycle; you can always pay more later.… read full answer
The best way to stop recurring payments on a credit card, like utilities, subscription services or rent, is to contact the service provider directly. You may be able to do that online, by phone, in person or by mail, depending on the service. You should make your request at least three days before the next scheduled payment date, to avoid having another payment go through. Even if you’ve already paid for some of your recurring expense, it’s still worth calling the biller’s customer service department to ask about getting a partial refund if you cancel. This can actually work with credit card annual fees, too.… read full answer
A recurring payment on a credit card is when you give a merchant the authority to automatically charge your card for a product or service at regular intervals (e.g., monthly) until cancelled. Recurring credit card payments can be household expenses such as a phone or electric bill, or a contract payment like gym membership dues. Other recurring payments include loan installments and charges for subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Spotify.
You shouldn’t have trouble stopping a recurring payment in general. But the big issue is making sure to identify all the services you may be charged for on a recurring basis, and then stopping the ones you don’t want before you get charged again.
Here's how to stop recurring payments on a credit card:
Online: If you have an online account with the merchant, you will need to log on. There should be a link under your bank information tab to stop recurring payments.
Phone: Some companies allow you to stop recurring payments by phone. Even if you cancel online, this is a good way to confirm the payments have been stopped.
Get confirmation: Make sure you keep a confirmation page, number or certified mail receipt to prove that you made a request in case you run into any trouble.
Be firm: If you call, the representative will probably try to talk you out of stopping payments. Politely insist they cancel. If they refuse or say they can’t cancel your payments, request a mailing address to send your request.
If all else fails and it is within your right to cancel, you could report any future charges to your card as fraudulent. This will get the credit card issuer to intervene.
Finally, while you’re allowed to stop recurring payments, you’ll need to find another way to pay if you plan to keep getting service from the provider in question, especially if it’s something like rent. Some places may only let you pay using a card, so you could always substitute a debit card instead of a credit card. But you’d have to make sure you have enough money in your checking account every month.
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