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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.

Gobbill files patent applications for its innovative electronic bill processing system.

January 17th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill files patent applications for its innovative electronic bill processing system.”

Gobbill has invested over 2 years in research and development of digitisation, fraud checking and payment automation technologies. The team is pleased that its commitment to R&D have resulted in the development of an innovative electronic bill processing system which was an award finalist for Best Tech Innovation 2017 – Finder. The company’s patent attorneys have recently completed a series of patent applications covering Australia (AU 2017232155), New Zealand (NZ 736166), United Kingdom (UK 1718138.9) and United States (US 15/802,554). The patented technology is today used by many Australian households and small businesses to manage bills on a daily basis. The company is committed to investing further in R&D to improve its technology platform.

New Gobbill Features

January 12th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, 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! Our new features for this month are: Bill Calendar – You can now view your past and future bill payments via Gobbill’s interactive bill calendar. So you can keep on top of bills and view scheduled payments. Late Payments – Late payments can be a hassle, but with Gobbill’s late payment feature now it’s easy. Simply select the ‘Late Payment’ option in preferences and you’ll be able to send bills up to 7 days late. Toggle notifications in user preferences – Tailor Gobbill to work for you with new user preference options. Want to receive an email when your bill is paid? Select the communication emails you’d like to receive in preferences. Suggestion Box – If you have a request for a feature you’d like Gobbill to create, simply lodge your request …Read More

Is cash really king anymore? Apparently not and neither are credit cards.

January 1st, 2018 Posted by Financial Management, Lifestyle, Payments 0 thoughts on “Is cash really king anymore? Apparently not and neither are credit cards.”

  Once upon a time, cash was king but apparently not anymore and neither are credit cards according to data recently published by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Our wallets now contain on average $40 in cash compared to $55 in 2013. So how do we like to pay? Looks like tap-and-go is the way to go with more consumers now preferring to use debit cards. This is especially true for millennials and credit conscious post global financial crisis consumers. To read more at The Age. With no surprises, the RBA data also points to ATM withdrawals declining and this has been the case for many years. The raising use of apps storing payment methods like Gobbill also means decisions involving which payment method to use is also reduced or eliminated. For example, take using Uber instead of taxis. It means when we step out at the end of the …Read More

Travelling tips from tourism expert Susie.

November 28th, 2017 Posted by Case Studies, Lifestyle, Time Management, Travel 0 thoughts on “Travelling tips from tourism expert Susie.”

  Gobbill interviews travel expert Susie Sheldrick who works in tourism about her tips and tricks to make travelling a breeze. You travel all the time for work. How do you manage being away so often and keeping up with friends at home? Do you just use your mobile to keep in contact? Social media makes it easier. I have friends around the country as well as the world, so it is super easy to stay in contact on social media, especially if most people are on the one platform. Smart phones help as well. All the info I need is stored or accessible through my phone. I love how it is all cloud based these days as well, so if something happens to my phone I can log onto another device and get what I need. What’s the best way you make the most of your time while travelling? Do …Read More

Radio program Talking Technology interviews Gobbill’s CEO

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Business Management, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Lifestyle 0 thoughts on “Radio program Talking Technology interviews Gobbill’s CEO”

Radio program Talking Technology’s  Trever Long and Nick Bennett interviews Gobbill’s CEO about bill payments and making it easier to switch banks and service providers.   Listen to the recording.     Talking Lifestyle is a commercial radio station in Sydney, Australia owned by Macquarie Radio Network. It currently broadcasts from studios in Greenwich, New South Wales in Sydney’s North Shore. Former call sign 2UE 954 covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth.

Research shows banks are failing to cancel direct debits

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Case Studies, Financial Management 0 thoughts on “Research shows banks are failing to cancel direct debits”

Consumers are using more direct debits than ever. But with 1 in 3 Australians experiencing financial stress, direct debits can be risky. While some providers make pausing a subscription easy, many providers and banks make cancelling direct debit excessively difficult. The Bank Code Compliance Monitoring Committee published a report in October 2017 stating that when consumers asked cancel direct debits, 54% of bank staff gave the wrong advice to consumers, stating that consumers had to contact billers directly. This is still unacceptably high since the previous report. Seven banks told the committee they collectively received more than 15,500 direct debit cancellation requests a month. Source: Improving banks’ compliance with direct debit cancellation obligations  October 2017, Banking Code Compliance Monitoring Committee Banks are failing in their obligations to cancel direct debits 12 Nov 2017, Caitlin Fitzsimmons The Age  

ACCC reports online scam losses total nearly $37 million so far in 2017. 45 to 54 y/o most likely to lose money.

October 10th, 2017 Posted by Alerts, Internet Safety, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “ACCC reports online scam losses total nearly $37 million so far in 2017. 45 to 54 y/o most likely to lose money.”

This Stay Smart Online Week (9-13 October), the ACCC is warning the community to watch out for common online scams they might encounter. The online sphere – email, the internet, social media and mobile apps – has overtaken telephones as scammers’ preferred tool of the trade to contact potential victims. In 2017, the ACCC’s Scamwatch site has received more than 51,000 reports of scammers trying to con people online. Online scam losses total nearly $37 million so far in 2017, with people aged 45 to 54 most likely to lose money.   Video transcript. “It’s difficult to spot a scammer online these days as they  go to great lengths  to trick the public and steal personal information and money,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said. The top three scams that people are most likely to encounter online are: Phishing – often delivered via email, scammers will pretend to be from …Read More

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 …Read More

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: …Read More

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