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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Shop Around and Spend Less

September 28th, 2017 Posted by Financial Management, Internet Safety, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Shop Around and Spend Less”

If you’re working to a tight budget, you could save hundreds or even thousands by changing your everyday household service providers. With rising electricity prices, now more than ever it’s time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Is that 10% off an an actual saving or are there hidden costs? Does the price include uneccessary extras? Do the research and you could be rewarded.

Mr. David Baybrooke spoke to Gobbill about how he avoided high electricity prices simply by shopping around. “I switched electricity providers and saved $178 per quarter,” he stated. “I changed from Origin to AGL. A substantial saving there!”

“Shopping around for the best prices is an absolute must I think. On a reduced income, I find price comparison essential!”

Advice for Gobbill users?

“Online research,” says David. “Always looking for great deals! I’ve been looking at Big Switch and I’ve also been helped by a comparison service to find the best rates. Lots of effort put in.”

If you have shopped around and saved Share it with us here: gobbill@gobbill.com.au

Want to learn more?

Read our blog on how to get the most from your billers here.

Australians lost $12.5M to scams last month. Older women are the hardest hit.

September 22nd, 2017 Posted by Alerts, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “Australians lost $12.5M to scams last month. Older women are the hardest hit.”

Gobbill processes 3 times more bills in the last month of each quarter, with installments such as council rates and some electricity bills coming up for payment. This makes this period the ideal time for scammers to target individuals with fraudulent bills.

It’s always good to keep a close eye on your email inbox. Statistics show that online scams are a growing issue, with huge losses to scams over August this year. Australians lost $12.5M in scams last month (August 2017), which is almost double compared to the same time last year. Email fraud makes up an estimated 27% of all scams, with an estimated total of $3.4M lost last month. The hardest hit by scams are older women. Apart from being aware and cautious of scams, keep yourself protected with Gobbill to help check and pay email bills.

August 2017 – Number of reports by Age and Gender

Source: Scamwatch

 

Gobbill is a partner of the Commonwealth Government Stay Smart Online program. In recent months, the Government Cyber program has issued a number of alerts of new phishing emails carrying malware. The emails pretend to come from a number of Australian institutions including Telstra, Origin Energy and AGL.

Find out more about Gobbill. It’s free to use service that protects you from email bill scams.

New Gobbill features

September 14th, 2017 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Time Management 0 thoughts on “New Gobbill features”

What’s new?

Each month our team adds a range of new features to make Gobbill even better! Take a look at our new features below.

  • [New] Gobbill will automatically store your digital receipts with bills paid by Gobbill*. You can also forward bill receipts to your account to be matched with the original bills. It’s all in one place. To view the receipt, simply navigate to the ‘Paid Bills’ screen and select the view receipt icon.

*Where possible with billers send email receipts.

Other recent features:

  • Individualise Gobbill to suit your needs, with increased flexibility when viewing your bills via the new list function. Try this out by pressing the ‘select view’ button.
  • Need to pay a bill earlier than the due date? Now you can by scheduling your payment dates. To do this simply click on the calendar icon at the bottom of your bill and select your preferred method of payment.
  • Make tax time easy with Gobbill. To view your bills in a spreadsheet, simply log in, visit the ‘All Bills’ tab and export a csv file.
  • See what billers are linked to your payment methods by navigating to the ‘Biller Accounts’ tab and selecting the ‘Show/Hide bills’.
  • See all the bills for a certain biller by navigating to the ‘Biller Accounts’ tab and selecting the ‘Show/Hide bills’ tab.
  • Set Gobbill up to work for you and change your payment method nickname. To do this simply visit the ‘Payment Methods’ tab, select the ‘Edit Payment Method’ icon and update your payment nickname at the bottom of the pop-up screen.
  • Gain valuable insights into your spending habits with the Gobbill Report function. To access this feature click ‘Reports’ from the homepage and select your preferred report layout. Currently two layout options are available – ‘Cash Accounting Tax Preparation’ and ‘Accural Accounting Tax Preparation’. You can also download this data into a Summary Report.
  • Paying a bill in segments? Users now have the option to process instalment bills through Gobbill, including council rates and more. To do this forward your segmented bill to Gobbill and each instalment will be paid automatically.