Treasury Sells Bonds, Notes OnlineA new online service from the U.S. Treasury Department, called Buy Direct (www.publicdebt.treas.gov), will let people buy Treasury bills, notes and bonds online. However, to purchase bonds online, a person must have an established account with the department.
Buyers will be identified by providing proprietary information. A personal identification number must be keyed in along with a taxpayer identification number. They then can select an investment by clicking on a menu. The process reportedly takes two minutes. After the user makes his purchases, money from his bank account is transferred by the bureau, after which he receives a confirmation.