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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.

The Australian: Gobbill partnerships fit the bill

June 5th, 2018 Posted by Featured, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “The Australian: Gobbill partnerships fit the bill”

The Australian reports on Gobbill’s two partnership announcements with myprosperity as a distribution partner and iSignthis Ltd (ASX: ISX | DE: TA8) as a global identity and payments provider. We’re all working hard to create better financial solutions that empower our customers; giving them choice and control over their finances. No one likes to be scammed or taken advantaged of when it comes to our finances. Gobbill was started up for Australian families and small businesses to help and protect their finances.

We’ll keep persisting and need your help! Join us (sign up or invest) at http://gobbill.com 

Read more in The Australian https://lnkd.in/enD6CJg

Gobbill inks deal with iSignthis for card processing and eKYC.

June 5th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Payments, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill inks deal with iSignthis for card processing and eKYC.”

Melbourne, Australia 5th June, 2018 – Australian Securities Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange cross listed iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX/FRA:TA8), the world leading RegTech for identity verification and payment services, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with an artificial intelligence (AI) fintech bill payment automation startup called Gobbill™. iSignthis is supporting innovative companies like Gobbill by providing global identity verification and payment solutions.

The partnership with iSignthis supports Gobbill’s international expansion plans utilising their identity verification services and transactional banking facilities to clear payments.

“Partnering with iSignthis is a strategic and important milestone for Gobbill. It enables our customers to pay any bill for billers that do not accept card payments or various card schemes. To pay any bill using UnionPay or American Express is a significant offering, particularly for overseas Australian property investors and small businesses using Gobbill”, stated Shendon Ewans, CEO and Co-founder of Gobbill.

John Karantzis, CEO of iSignthis said, “Gobbill represents an opportunity for iSignthis to support a prospective leader in bill payment automation, as well as for us to provide a means for them to expand outside of Australia, by providing facilities to them in Europe as they expand. Having witnessed Gobbill emerge over the last three years, we are delighted to be part of their future growth.”

Gobbill will also have the ability to globally digitally identify customers to offer a convenient way of switching service providers using their One-Click-Switch™ method. Utilising AI to automate research and comparisons of products, as well as interact with customers, will save them significant time and money.

 

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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. Gobbill 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.

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

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

 

About iSignthis Ltd (ASX : ISX | DE_FRA : TA8)

Australian Securities and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed iSignthis Ltd is the global RegTech leader in remote identity verification, payment authentication and payment processing. iSignthis provides an end-to-end onboarding service for merchants, with a unified payment and identity service via our Paydentity™ and ISXPay® solutions.

By converging payments and identity, iSignthis® delivers regulatory compliance to an enhanced customer due diligence standard, offering global reach to any of the world’s 4.2Bn ‘bank verified’ card or account holders[1], that can be remotely on-boarded to regulated merchants in as little as 3 to 5 minutes.

iSignthis Paydentity service is the trusted back office solution for regulated entities, allowing merchants to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, and focus on growing their core business.

iSignthis’ and its subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd, trade as ISXPay®, and is an EEA authorised eMoney Monetary Financial Institution, offering card acquiring in the EEA, Australia and New Zealand. ISXPay is a principal member of Visa Inc, Mastercard Worldwide and JCB International.

Read more about the company at our website www.isignthis.com.

For more information, please contact: Media: contact@isignthis.com

Investor Relations, Chris Northwood, Activ8Capital, +61458 809 177, cnorthwood@activ8capital.com or investors@isignthis.com

[1] 1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/globalfindex

myprosperity and Gobbill sign global deal to offer automated bill payment services to households.

June 5th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Payments, Startup 0 thoughts on “myprosperity and Gobbill sign global deal to offer automated bill payment services to households.”

Melbourne, Australia 5th June 2018 – Award winning financial wealth management platform myprosperity and bill payment automation company Gobbill today announced a commercial alliance.

The partnership will see Gobbill offer a version of its digital service through the myprosperity platform, providing seamless bill payment and management services to households currently using the platform in Australia and overseas.

CEO of myprosperity, Chris Ridd, said the deal would create value for its customers, saving time and money on bill payments, as well as providing protection against an increasing number of bill scams.

“With myprosperity we are creating an integrated platform where advisers and their clients can come together to manage and collaborate on their entire financial world. We do this by creating an open and diverse ecosystem of partners whose products and services enhance the financial lives of our customers. As a leading innovator in automated bill payments, we’re excited to be working with Gobbill to streamline another critical element of a client’s financial world, their bills.”

Shendon Ewans, CEO and Co-founder of Gobbill, said the deal would enable the company to reach an important customer segment to offer its bill payment services within an established and trusted platform.

“myprosperity is a rapidly growing company that has successfully established a trusted platform and ecosystem of financial advisors, accountants, and other service providers. Our companies are aligned in their values, customer segments and strategic direction.”

The partnership with myprosperity supports Gobbill’s growth strategy to increase the use of its product through key partners, expand internationally and position itself as the global leader in bill payment automation.

 

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About Gobbill Australia

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. Gobbill 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.

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

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

 

About myprosperity

myprosperity is a cloud-based personal wealth platform that makes it easy for accountants and advisers to help their clients get their financial world – sorted. Available on desktop and as a mobile app, myprosperity is a whitelabel wealth portal that boasts live data feeds and digital doc signing, as well as budgeting, cashflow and goal setting tools for an integrated all-in-one approach to personal finance.

Founded in 2011, the company is now the leading personal wealth platform in Australia. In March 2018, myprosperity was awarded Financial Advice Innovator of the Year at the Fintech Business Awards.

For further information, see myprosperity.com.au or contact media:  support@myprosperity.com.au

Federal Budget 2018 needs to support innovation says Gobbill.

May 7th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Federal Budget 2018 needs to support innovation says Gobbill.”

The Federal Budget is just around the corner. The Australian government has come a long way in offering grants and tax incentives for the startup community and its investors. However, there’s a lot more to do to support innovation.  Shendon Ewans, co-founder and CEO of digital bill payment service Gobbill,says the R&D tax incentive is an important lifeline for startups to continue investing in innovative solutions. “Gobbill has spent the last three years and most of our funding on R&D to develop artificial intelligence in fraud checking and bill payment automation, which has allowed us to file local and international patents and export contract opportunities. “This is testament to the fact that the tax incentive should remain. Any notion to reduce or cap it may have an adverse effect on Australian innovation,” Ewans cautions.

Read more at IT Wire

 

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CRN Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist.

April 10th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “CRN Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist.”

CRN (IT News) Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist.

“Melbourne startup Gobbill seeks to eliminate rampant fraud in bogus bills while returning the precious resource of time to overburdened small business owners and consumers.” CRN

This award is for Australian software startups or other emerging tech firms that have developed their own intellectual property and successfully commercialised it.

Read more at CRN IT News

 

Gobbill is featured in media across Australia

February 13th, 2018 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Internet Safety, Product Features, Startup, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “Gobbill is featured in media across Australia”

Co-founders Quentin Marsh and Shendon Ewans originally came up with the idea for Gobbill in a local pub. The initial concept was to help people pay bills on time.

However, when Shendon’s father fell victim to an email scam and lost his savings, Shendon and his brother Simon (a software engineer with Gobbill) took action. Email scams are rapidly increasing across Australia and around the world. Gobbill has now built in extra fraud protection and offers a solution for those looking to protect themselves from potential email scams.

Read the Sydney Morning Herald article.

Read The Age article.

 

The University of Melbourne interviews Gobbill co-founder Shendon Ewans

June 11th, 2017 Posted by Business Management, Featured, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “The University of Melbourne interviews Gobbill co-founder Shendon Ewans”

The University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School interviews 2014 Master of Enterprise graduate Shendon Ewans about making bill payments a breeze. He shares about co-founding Gobbill with Quentin Marsh, his masters degree and management tips. “Have a go. You won’t know until you do. You’d be surprised at how many people are supportive and keen to help.”

To read more, visit https://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/newsroom/adding-to-your-bill

 

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ATO recognises Gobbill as an Early Stage Innovation Company reports Australian Fintech

May 18th, 2017 Posted by Featured, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “ATO recognises Gobbill as an Early Stage Innovation Company reports Australian Fintech”

The Australian Taxation Office has ruled that technology start-up company Gobbill satisfies the requirements to be an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC). “The ESIC rules, whilst offering major incentives to start-ups and investors alike are complex.” says EY’s R&D and Technology Incentives Partner Mark Chan. Read more…

About Australian FinTech

The Australian FinTech site is Australia’s only online space dedicated to promoting and discussing all things FinTech. Whether it be for Personal Finance, Payment Platforms, Apps, Venture Capital, Accelerators or Incubators, Australian FinTech has it covered. See australianfintech.com.au

 

Gobbill was featured in Crowdfund Insider. ATO ruling great news for Gobbill.

May 18th, 2017 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill was featured in Crowdfund Insider. ATO ruling great news for Gobbill.”

Gobbill was featured in Crowdfund Insider. The article covered the ATO ruling that Gobbill is an ESIC affording its investors Australian tax incentives such as Tax offset of 20% of the value of their investments and capital gains tax exemptions.

This is great news for Gobbill as it will provide another reason for investors to support the company. Read more..

About Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider is the leading news and information web site covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer / marketplace lending and other forms of Fintech. Our site provides extensive coverage, and industry leading perspective, from a team of staff writers and leading industry expert contributors from around the world.

Crowdfund Insider was envisioned and created by dedicated industry professionals and is supported by an independent group of investors.