Turn alerts on/off per Payee

I have several Bills setup with Payee's that are auto paid through their service. I do not need to see alerts about their due dates, or that a new bill was received (i.e., on e-Bill linked Payees), or that a bill is overdue, etc... I would envision an "alert options" section in the Payee setup/edit/settings feature, where I could select alert features to turn on/off. Alert settings similar to the Quicken>Preferences>Mobile,Web,Alerts selections. It is distracting to the whole "Alert" experience, when half of them are not applicable (i.e., I do not need to weed thru and clear Bill Due alerts for bills with a Payee that is automatically taking their payment from my accounts).
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since time "B.I." (before the Internet was invented) I have set up almost all of my recurring payments as Direct Debit, PAC Draft, Autopay, APS, whatever the biller calls it. Using the biller's website, I authorized the biller to electronically debit each payment directly from my checking or credit card account on due date. Now I can sit back, relax and wait for it to happen. Instead of having to wrestle with making payment on time I let the biller do all the work for me.

    When I get notified of a new statement having arrived, usually by email, all I have to do in Quicken is to run a regular scheduled reminder to record the transaction. Haven't missed a payment in many years.

    I recommend you do the same instead of fighting the Bill Manager windmill, missing payments and getting slapped with penalty interest rates or late fees.