Bill Pay ^top

Why bother with the hassle of traditional bill paying - the stamps, the envelopes and trips to the post office?

ESL Internet Bill Pay service has never been easier! With ESL Internet Bill Pay, you can:

  • Pay bills automatically
  • Schedule recurring payments for monthly bills like utilities and cable
  • Receive email notifications when your bills are due
  • Make one-time payments to anyone, anywhere within the USA!
  • Categorize your bills and pull reports on payments you've made
  • Receive your bills right in Internet Banking and file them online

Bill Pay is completely FREE for all members.

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Not using ESL Internet Bill Pay Service yet? Log into ESL Internet Banking and sign up today!

Bill Pay Details ^top

This section is designed to help you find answers to your questions. If you cannot find what you need, click on ESL Online Chat or send us an email. You may also call us at 585.336.1000 or 800.848.2265.

For further details or to learn how to use Bill Pay, please refer to the "Quick Help Guide" located in the blue navigation within Bill Pay. Also available to assist you are the Frequently Asked Questions document and ESL Online Chat.

What is Internet Bill Payment Service?

The Internet Bill Payment Service enables you to set up recurring payments, make one time payments, and track your payments to individual merchants directly through Internet Banking without ever writing a check.

What is the cost of using the Internet Bill Pay Service?

Internet Bill Pay service is FREE.

How do I sign up for the Internet Bill Pay Service?

To sign up for Bill Pay, simply log into Internet Banking and choose the Bill Pay button in the gold bar. Then fill out the on-line registration form according to the instructions. Press "submit" when you are finished.

Three business days after you submit your registration request you should log into Internet Banking and click on the Bill Pay icon again. This time you should see the preliminary bill pay screen.

What type of accounts can I pay bills from?

Bill payments must be made from an ESL Checking account. You may only choose one checking account to pay bills from.

Payment Types

There are two types of payees.

Electronic payees are sent via ACH payment. Electronic payments may take up to 3 business days to reach their destination. The Bill Pay service determines which payees can receive electronic payments.

Check payees (those that were added to the system manually) will actually be issued a paper check by the Bill Pay system and sent the check in the mail. You are asked to allow 5 business days for a check to reach its destination.

You will know which type of payment your payee will receive by scheduling a payment and viewing the calendar. Electronic if there are 3 days between the "send on" and "delivered by" dates and Check if there are 5 days between the "send on" and "delivered by" dates.

Paying ESL Loans

The best way to pay ESL loans is through the regular Funds Transfer feature in Internet Banking. Funds transfer is immediately credited to your loan. If you use Bill Pay to pay an ESL loan, a check will be mailed from our payment processor to ESL and it takes up to 5 days for the payment to be received by ESL.

Please note: Our bill payment processor does not accept tax payments, government related or court-directed payments. The bill payment processor will monitor any new payees clearly intended for the Internal Revenue Service, and close them one business day from the day they receive the instruction. Payments with a scheduled processing date after the payee closure will not be processed - in this case, our payment processor will notify you by letter that the payment will not be made.

Support for Bill Pay problems

If you encounter a problem with a payment through Bill Pay, please contact ESL at:

By Telephone 585.336.1000
800.848.2265
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
ESL Online Chat
Secure, text-based conversation
Begin your chat Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Secure Form within Internet Banking Click on the "Bill Pay" gold button, then in the light blue sub navigation "Bill Pay Service Request" You must provide:
  • Bill Payer Account ID (can be found in the Customer Support link in Bill Pay)
  • Member Number
  • Merchant ID Number
  • Confirmation Number
  • Date & Amount of payment