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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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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.

Federal Budget 2019, Innovation is taking a backseat and Australia is losing out.

April 8th, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Federal Budget 2019, Innovation is taking a backseat and Australia is losing out.”

Bill payment automation company Gobbill is seeing more small businesses doing it tougher drawing on reserves to meet their payables. The 2019 Federal Budget may be good for some small businesses but certainly lacks investment in innovation. The increased instant asset tax write-off may help bricks and mortar type businesses but is unlikely to help high-tech innovative companies using scalable cloud processing and other subscription-based services.

There should have been more support and a broader view of R&D as new fields and methods of engineering and scientific development have emerged and do not necessarily fit the traditional R&D models. A different lens should be applied to larger corporations conducting R&D compared to start-ups, especially in incubators and accelerators.

Australia is competing with the rest of the world and we’re losing out. For example, the UK provides entrepreneurs with a personal relief tax rate of 10%. In addition, Australia has also loosely copied the UK Enterprise Investment Scheme to help attract early stage funding but we could do much better.

Watch full interview of Frank Labs’ Senior Advisor Jasmine Koh interviews Gobbill CEO Shendon Ewans about the Federal Budget impact on Small Businesses and Startups.

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Team Gobbill is growing ..

November 29th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Team Gobbill is growing ..”

Team Gobbill is growing with strong support of customers, investors, advisers and staff. It’s great to have our early users become our investors and/or staff.
We initially built Gobbill for our families and friends. Hence putting our customers first and serving their interests is at the heart of what we do and what financial services should be.

More exciting news coming soon! http://gobbill.com

Financial Review features Cointree & Gobbill partnership

August 20th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments, Startup 0 thoughts on “Financial Review features Cointree & Gobbill partnership”

Major telcos, utility providers and insurers may not have jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, but thanks to two local fintech startups that no longer matters, with cryptocurrency owners now able to pay any bill in crypto.

Cryptocurrency exchange Cointree and automated billing platform Gobbill will let Australians pay bills with cryptocurrency, regardless of whether the business itself accepts the digital currency. Gobbill acts as a go-between, taking the funds from its users and paying the bills on their behalf.

Gobbill co-founder Shendon Ewans admits that he was late to the cryptocurrency party, only beginning to dabble in it early last year, but said that’s what made a partnership with Cointree attractive.

“I have traded, but not very successfully. That was the appeal of Cointree. I’m a novice and I’m surrounded by people at [fintech co-working space] Stone and Chalk, who are deep crypto specialists,” he said.

“Fast forward into the future and what we’re seeing is, like it or not, this will be part of our daily lives. Gobbill already let people pay bills from their cards or bank accounts, so now they can pay in cryptocurrency too.”

Read more Financial Review

 

Gobbill and Cointree partnership enables automated bill payments with cryptocurrencies.

August 20th, 2018 Posted by Featured, Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill and Cointree partnership enables automated bill payments with cryptocurrencies.”

Melbourne, Australia 20th August, 2018 – Bill payment AI-automation company Gobbill, has today announced it has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet company Cointree, enabling users to pay bills with their cryptocurrencies.

The global alliance will allow users from both platforms to pay household bills using their crypto coins stored in Cointree’s wallet. Cointree’s platform supports a wide range of digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more.

Gobbill’s platform users can also link a crypto wallet in their account and elect to pay their bills either by credit card, bank account or a specified cryptocurrency regardless of whether the biller accepts the desired payment method.

Shendon Ewans, CEO and co-founder of Gobbill, said the partnership would add significant value to customers who were increasingly looking to adopt digital currencies. The partnership aims to enable households and small businesses to easily and safely pay any bill with any coin.

“Digital currencies are becoming mainstream, and our view at Gobbill is to support customer choice and convenience. We anticipate a surge in the number of customers who would like to pay their bills in crypto in the coming years. Our partnership with Cointree will cater to this market and ensure Gobbill continues to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to allowing our users to pay their bills automatically, while knowing they’re protected from fraud and scams,” he said.

“We are excited at Cointree to be partnering with Gobbill,” said Cointree CEO, Shane Stevenson. “This is a great opportunity for both companies to leverage our strengths and enable Australians to pay everyday bills with their choice of digital currencies.”

The announcement comes following Cointree’s launch of a new and refreshed platform and is looking to expand into international markets. The partnership between Gobbill and Cointree supports both companies’ international expansion into new markets. The announcement also builds on Gobbill’s recent partnership announcements with iSignthis (ASX:ISX) for eKYC and payment processing, and wealth management leader myprosperity, which will see Gobbill rolled out broadly to users via white-label agreements in Australia and overseas.

Gobbill has been bootstrapped funded to date and is seeking investment to support its commercial growth.

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About Gobbill Australia Pty Ltd

Gobbill™ is a digital finance assistant that automates bill payments using artificial intelligence for households and small businesses. Users are protected from online scams, avoid late fees, maximise discounts and protect their credit rating scores. Small businesses have the additional benefit of digitising invoices, scheduling payments and synchronising data with their accounting software.

After two years of R&D, the company launched its automated bill payment process for public use. It is now investing further R&D in AI to help customers easily switch service providers and save money using its One-Click-Switch™ method.

Founded in 2015, Gobbill can pay bills issued from any Australian provider including utilities, telecommunications, council rates, insurance and more. The company is a Microsoft Startup sponsored company, a partner of the Australian Government’s cyber safety initiative, AI partner of Silverpond and member of Stone & Chalk. Gobbill is an Authorised Representative (1261196) of Australian Financial Services Licence Holder (448066).

For further information, see gobbill.com or contact the team at: gobbill@gobbill.com.au

For media inquiries, contact Account Director, Laura Blue at: laura@launchlink.co

 

About Cointree

Cointree is one of Australia’s leading digital currency exchanges. It aims to support the widest range of crypto currency coins. Founded in 2013, the Melbourne based company has over 50,000 members and transacted over AU$100m worth in digital currencies. The company focuses on making cryptocurrency trading a simple, quick and secure experience. It achieves this by providing learning recourses and useful trading tools in everyday language, and jargon free to its members.

Cointree is a registered digital currency exchange with AUSTRAC (the Australian Government regulatory and monitoring body for AML/CTF) and a partner of the not-for-profit Blockchain Centre.

Read more about the company at our website cointree.com.

For media inquiries, please contact media@cointree.com

Victorian Government’s Trade and Investment & UK Department of Investment and Trade: Gobbill UK

July 10th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “Victorian Government’s Trade and Investment & UK Department of Investment and Trade: Gobbill UK”

The ICT/Technology Trade Victoria team and the Victorian Government’s Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in London, in conjunction with the UK Department of Investment and Trade led a trade mission to London Tech Week from 10 to 15 June incorporating 60 delegates representing 44 Victorian companies.

Victorian tech company Gobbill and its partners announced that it has signed two global partnerships, one with myprosperity – a leading financial wealth management platform, and iSignthis Ltd – an Australian ASX and Frankfurt Stock Exchange cross-listed regtech company. myprosperity will distribute Gobbill’s bill payment automation technology, while iSignthis will enable Gobbill to digitally identify customers anywhere in world and process card (global) and bank payments (UK & EU).

Read more at trade.vic.gov.au.

Photo from left to right – Stuart Bland (Vic Gov Trade and Investment Victoria), Shendon Ewans (CEO of Gobbill), Ken Ryan AM (Agent General for Victoria to the UK) & Galen Gan (Director, Gobbill) at Australia House, London

The Australian: Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise.

July 10th, 2018 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “The Australian: Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise.”

Melbourne-based bill payment AI company Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise, receiving expressions of interest for half the round with a number of its users showing interest in investing.

The company, which recently signed a deal with ASX-listed iSignthis for payment processing, has seen payment volumes jump 375 per cent last quarter compared to the same time last year.

“Our system users and people we know have asked us over the last three years for an opportunity to invest before we grow too big,” CEO and co-founder Shendon Ewans said.

“And secondly we have just signed key partnerships with iSignthis and myprosperity that will accelerate our business growth, meaning we require the additional capital to run the business faster.”

Founded in 2015, Gobbill protects users from online scams and late fees by scheduling and automating bill and invoice payments. It also helps them maximise discounts and secures their credit-rating scores; and allows small businesses to have the additional benefit of invoice digitisation, scheduled payments and synchronising data with their ­accounting software.

Gobbill pays bills issued from any Australian provider, including utilities, telecoms, council rates and insurance.

It currently operates predominantly across Australia’s east coast but in the next 12 months plans to launch in the UK.

The Australian

StartupSmart: AI-enabled fintech Gobbill readies to go global

June 5th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “StartupSmart: AI-enabled fintech Gobbill readies to go global”

As AI-enabled fintech Gobbill readies to go global, co-founder Shendon Ewans shares his tips on making partnerships work.

Artificial intelligence-enabled bill payment platform Gobbill is partnering up with two other fintechs to realise its international goals, but co-founder Shendon Ewans tells StartupSmart there are more important things than figures to consider in this particular type of business. Read more.