AS a consequence of our busy work from home or hybrid work arrangements, we have all come to rely more on utilities, the Internet and telco companies to provide us with the essentials needed to get through the day.
This is on top of the other types of bills we pay like subscriptions to streaming services, loans, credit cards, to name a few, which add to the ever-growing collection of bills accumulating in our email inboxes, or post boxes.
According to a 2020 survey by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, over a third of adults surveyed in Malaysia don’t pay their bills on time. In fact, Malaysia ranks the third lowest amongst the 26 countries surveyed across Asia, Europe and Latin America.
In light of this, homegrown eWallet Boost has come up with a solution called BoostBills that is designed to complement today’s busy digital lifestyle.
BoostBills is a one-stop bill payment feature to help users conveniently view outstanding bills, schedule and make bill payments directly from the Boost app.
BoostBills consists of three core features – ViewBills, AutoBills and MultiBills – to help you pay bills on time, in addition to saving time and effort to check on outstanding bills through different online platforms or portals.
ViewBills: Consolidates all bills registered under your bill account number and allows you to view your latest outstanding bill statement directly in the Boost app. This gives you a quick and organised view of all your monthly bills that are due and how much you spend each month.
AutoBills: A handy feature that offers you the ability to set automated recurring payments on a specified date each month. This would have you saying goodbye to any missed payments. Essentially, it helps you mark an end to manual or missed bill payments, late payments and incurring any reactivation or reconnection fees.
MultiBills: Allowing you to pay multiple bills in one go. Think of it as adding all bills due into a shopping cart and paying them all easily in a single checkout.
The brand highly suggests pairing ViewBills and AutoBills together for a seamless bill payment experience without needing to open the app. Together it functions intuitively, whereby it automatically pays the latest outstanding bill on specific bills you have selected.
Currently, over 20 billers including Astro, Unifi, Celcom Postpaid, Indah Water, Sarawak Energy and water services providers in various states are enabled for the ViewBills feature, with more billers continuously added.
From now till Dec 31, 2021, Boost is giving a total of RM9 cashback for those who pay their mobile postpaid bill for the first-time using BoostBills with a minimum spend of RM70. For the first month, you could receive RM5, and RM2 cashback for each transaction made in the subsequent two months. This is applicable for mobile postpaid under Celcom, Digi, Maxis, RedOne, Unifi, XOX and YES.
Additionally, for UMobile postpaid bills, you could receive 5% in cashback for every bill payment made through BoostBills. You can also perform multiple transactions and receive cashback multiple times during the campaign period ending Dec 31, 2021.
BoostBills acts like a mini assistant that can help manage and tap your bills away for you, making your life easier and ensuring you stay always connected. To-date, Boost has over 50 billers across water and electricity, telco prepaid and postpaid, internet, local councils, Astro, loans and hire purchase under its Bill Payments offerings.