We issue payments automatically on the exact date that you specify. It is important to realize that not all payees accept electronic payments. In such cases, we will issue a paper check and you should select a send date that is at least five business days before a bill due date. This will allow a paper check issued on your behalf to arrive to your payee on time. For payees that accept electronic funds transfers (EFT), you should schedule the payment three business days in advance of the due date. However, you should be sure that your funding account is funded on the day you issue payment, as some EFT payments are posted to your payee’s account on the same day.