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Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel

September 5th, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel”

We would like to welcome Andrew Jaworski, Gobbill’s General Counsel. Andrew is an amazing Australian and UK solicitor having worked as a director at KPMG (legal), special counsel at K&L Gates and King & Wood Mallesons, Technology Lawyer at BBC Worldwide…now in the startup world. Welcome Andrew to Gobbill!

Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine

August 23rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine”

The disability sector has been shaken up since the introduction and continual roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australia’s first national scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. The purpose of the NDIS is to allocate funding to participants so that they have more control and choice over where they direct their spending.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Currently, there are 277,000 NDIS participants and the number is expected to double next year as the scheme rollout continues. The 2019-20 Federal Budget estimated that $23 billion in annual payments will be processed through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This has created a myriad of challenges and opportunities – one of which is to assist NDIS participants to manage their claiming and payment of their services related to NDIS funded support activities. Find out more how Gobbill supports self-managed participants and plan managers in managing budgets, invoices and payments.

Read more at  Accounting Technician – The Official Publication Issue July / August 2019 

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

July 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.”

We’ve reached our target  We’ve had bookkeepers and accountants across Australia join our partner program in the last three months. Partners that sign up before 31 July 2019 receive great benefits such as a complimentary Gobbill small business account to use. We have now exceeded our target number of complimentary accounts and will not be offering this benefit to new partners as of 1 August 2019.

Our Foundation Partner status has also been extended until 31 July 2019 to align with the benefits program.

If you are a member of AAT Australia, ICB Australia, Australian Bookkeepers Network, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and/or Chartered Accountants, now is the best time to join Gobbill at https://gobbill.com/partner

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

New features in Gobbill

July 9th, 2019 Posted by Product Features 0 thoughts on “New features in Gobbill”

New feature update as of 13 August 2019

Gobbill’s technical team is working on new features and publishes the changes everyday. You can imagine there would be plenty of small and large changes being made each day.

Here are some significant ones to note:

  • New dashboard for bookkeepers/accountants being trialed
  • NDIS dashboard for Plan Managers and households with NDIS self-managed participants
  • Bank statements can be uploaded directly for account verification and setup.

 

New dashboard designed for bookkeepers and accountants to manage their clients’ bills/invoices within Gobbill. Working with AAT members and our Partners, we’ve listened and developed a new dashboard to help support the work activities of bookkeepers and accountants. The dashboard helps to collate and group all clients’ accounts payable invoices and manage the timing and cashflow of payments. It is currently being trialed by a beta group.

NDIS dashboard for Plan Managers and households with NDIS self-managed participants. NDIS Plan Managers and Self-Managed Participants are able to see their invoices relating to NDIS all in one area. Their Gobbill account can support the whole bookkeeping practice (portfolio of clients) or whole-of-household with all bills and invoices. We see Gobbill as a whole-of-household solution for bills (including NDIS invoices) making life admin easier for those who are participating in the NDIS. A new dashboard is available to users on the Premium and Business Plans. Just ask gobbill@gobbill.com.au to activate it for you. There’s no extra charge or fees because it is all part of your existing Plan.

Bank statements can be uploaded directly for account verification and setup. A request from a Partner, you can now link a new bank account in Gobbill and upload bank statements for verification immediately. This is in addition to emailing  your bank statement to your own @gobbill.com email address.

 

Other recent features July 2019 onwards ———–

Gobbill can now pay over 40,000 Australian billers and uses robots to fetch bills stored online. Some billers will send a notification that a bill is ready online. Instead of clicking on the link, forward the notification to Gobbill to do it for you. Gobbill currently has robots which will safely and securely fetch from online sources bills/invoices from their associated portals. E.g. City West Water, Sydney Water, Energy Australia, AGL Energy, Xero invoices and more..Robot automation saves you time and also helps to prevent you from clicking on malware or being directed to a fake website.

Gobbill is now able to accept multiple invoice/bill attachments and multiple types of documents in an email. Previously, Gobbill required each invoice to be on its separate email.

Documents awaiting processing by Gobbill due to fraud check or text recognition are displayed as in Gobbill as “Pending documents”.

Bill payment cutoff time is now midnight instead of 6pm. This is the cut off time for bills to be included in the next business day’s payment processing. If  a bill is sent into Gobbill and accepted before midnight, it will be included in the payment processing the next business day or scheduled before the due date depending on the circumstances and preferences.

How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data

June 14th, 2019 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data”

Laneways by LaunchVic featured Gobbill’s data stewardship policy in a recent article.

Toeing the line of profit-making and protecting customer data is a difficult tightrope for any startup, but Gobbill has made it their mission to put people first, writes Ruth Thomas

Protecting our consumers’ and our own data within Gobbill is a very important to us. We’ve developed everything on-shore in Australia and we process and support our customers in Australia as well. As we look to expand into new territories, the same ethos will remain to up hold data sovereignty and to employ locally benefiting surrounding communities.

The article contains a number of tips for other startups.

Read more at Laneways.

 

 

 

Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019”

Gobbill recently launched a partner program which is available to bookkeepers and accountants. Partners that join Gobbill before 30 June 2019 will be recognised as our Foundation Partners. This status will be unavailable from the 1 July 2019, hence it’s a limited time to be part of something new, exciting and game changing.

We are looking for early adopters of emerging technologies that are willing to work with us to shape things. We’re not perfect but with your help, you’ll see the product evolve and be proud to support Australian tech innovation.

Why become a Partner?

Let’s start with a complimentary Business account to make your life easier.

(*) Available to a limited number of partners. Complimentary Small Business Plan for each Partner.

  • Access to wholesale pricing
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Priority Australian based support
  • Shared best practices
  • Influence the product roadmap
  • First to know what’s happening
  • Gobbill Foundation Partner (signup before 30 June 2019)

 

If you’d like to know more or to join the Partner Program, visit https://gobbill.com/partner

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Win cash back for paying your bills in June

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments 0 thoughts on “Win cash back for paying your bills in June”

[Competition is now closed. The winner was drawn 1pm 1 July 2019 AEST.]

 

To celebrate our ‘Pay any bill with any coin’ launch with Cointree we have a competition to Win cash back for paying your bills through Cointree (Coin) or Gobbill (Card/Bank)*

You can either use Gobbill’s Free, Premium and/or Business Plan to pay your everyday bills. Alternatively, you can also use Cointree.com ‘Pay bill’ service which is processed by Gobbill.

It’s an automatic entry each time you pay your bills. No need to put in details or write a story….Good luck!

 

Here are some photos of our Launch Party on 30 May 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Conditions.

Pay your bill using Gobbill or Cointree for a chance to win your bill amount back. Each bill payment is a single entry into the draw.

The winner will receive their bill amount in AUD (including GST if applicable) back in cash up to the value of $1,000 whichever is the lesser amount.

The bill must be paid from 27 May 2019 and before midnight 30 June 2019.

The winner will be drawn on Monday 1 July and contacted directly via email by either Cointree or Gobbill.

The prize amount will be an electronic transfer within 14 days. The prize will be invalid if unclaimed within 60 days.

Australians can now pay bills with cryptocurrency even if the biller doesn’t accept it | Yahoo Finance

May 30th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments, Product Features, Startup 0 thoughts on “Australians can now pay bills with cryptocurrency even if the biller doesn’t accept it | Yahoo Finance”

Australians who own cryptocurrency can now pay household bills even if the biller doesn’t accept digital money.

Crypto exchange Cointree and bill payment Gobbill, both startups based in Melbourne, have started a landmark partnership to make this happen.

Gobbill is an artificial intelligence service that allows Australians to check if their bill is a scam or authentic, then have them paid securely.

Customers of Gobbill from this week can nominate to have bills paid using one of more than 100 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Litecoin.

Find out more about paying everyday bills with digital currencies. 

Read more at Yahoo Finance.

Million-dollar NDIS payments fraud affecting 70 people on disability support plans | The Australian

May 23rd, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Case Studies 0 thoughts on “Million-dollar NDIS payments fraud affecting 70 people on disability support plans | The Australian”

Five people have been arrested and luxury cars seized in western Sydney over an organised criminal syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme of millions of dollars.

It will be alleged the syndicate controlled three NDIS providers that fraudulently claimed $1.1 million in NDIS payments from more than 70 people on disability plans or those managing their affairs.

Investigations are ongoing, with more than 100 other potential victims identified in connection to the three entities allegedly controlled by the syndicate.

Gobbill is fighting back and is currently piloting a solution to make payments easier and safer for NDIS self-managed participants and plan managers. See https://gobbill.com/ndis

Read more The Australian

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Electronic fund transfer fraud costs Brisbane couple $1 million | ABC News

May 21st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Electronic fund transfer fraud costs Brisbane couple $1 million | ABC News”

After $1 million was siphoned off their company’s accounts and their bookkeeper charged with 250 counts of fraud, a Brisbane couple wants banks to be more accountable for electronic fund transfer (EFT) fraud.

Their bookkeeper has been charged with 250 counts of fraud and fraud-related offences in relation to the missing money, and accused of using electronic funds transfer fraud.

“We thought that our money was safe, we thought our lives were safe — but it’s destroyed us,” Ms Saggers said.

Detective Inspector Vince Byrnes warns EFT fraud can have a “devastating” impact on people.

Banks in Australia don’t have to cross-check account names against account numbers in EFT transactions.

Reducing the risk of fraud and ‘segregation of duties’ is important even with micro and small businesses. That’s why Gobbill in the mix would help small business owners, bookkeepers and accountants prevent fraud and other potential cyber-related crimes.

Sign up for a Business Plan or our Partner Program if you’re a bookkeeper/accountant.

Read more at ABC News.