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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

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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. 

Gobbill featured in latest edition of Accounting Technician Magazine

May 12th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Gobbill featured in latest edition of Accounting Technician Magazine”

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Gobbill have partnered to provide bookkeepers with cutting-edge technology that helps combat invoice fraud while automating the accounts payable process. Accounting Technician asked Gobbill all about the partnership in the latest edition of Accounting Technician March 2019

 

Automation technology in the hands of accounting technicians will make the greatest difference in reducing the risk of invoice fraud. Gobbill provides top five tips to avoid bill scams in the article.

 

Gobbill was also invited to present to the Victorian Accounting Teachers Network 10th May 2019 to raise awareness of increasing fraud impacting small businesses and how new automation technologies such as Gobbill can help combat it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: AAT Accounting Technician

Gobbill launches its Partner Program for Bookkeepers & Accountants

April 26th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “Gobbill launches its Partner Program for Bookkeepers & Accountants”
Melbourne, Australia 4th April 2019 –  We at Gobbill are excited to launch a Partner Program for Bookkeepers & Accountants to help automate invoice data entry, protect against fraud/malware, auto-pay invoices using card and bank accounts.
Gobbill helps partners to:
  • Streamline payment approval workflows
  • No more aba files, manual BPAY & credit/debit card payments
  • Reduce Internet banking logins and passwords
It’s a great solution for cyber-security and data privacy conscious bookkeepers that value information remaining in Australia.

We are an Australian owned and operated company based in the Victorian Government Innovation Hub. We are a proud partner of the AAT (Australia), ACCC – cyber safety initiative and are sponsored by Microsoft.

Bookkeeping & Accounting Partners benefit from:

  • Complimentary Business account to make your life easier,
  • Access to wholesale pricing for your customers,
  • Dedicated account manager,
  • Priority Australian based support, and
  • Influence Gobbill’s product roadmap.
Australian Taxation Office says “Gobbill’s email bill innovation is the first holistic product that provides end-to-end processing using a digital service platform that includes the detection of fraudulent bills…”

Find out more gobbill.com/partner

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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Gobbill and AAT sign collaboration agreement to provide automation and fraud checking technology to bookkeepers and their clients.

December 19th, 2018 Posted by Business Management, Gobbill News, Media Releases 0 thoughts on “Gobbill and AAT sign collaboration agreement to provide automation and fraud checking technology to bookkeepers and their clients.”

Melbourne, Australia 19th December, 2018 – Bill payment automation company Gobbill today announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia. Gobbill and the AAT will work together to help support bookkeepers and accounting technicians with cutting edge technology. “The spike in online fraud combined with the convenience of new automation technologies are the two key factors why many people need Gobbill” said Shendon Ewans, CEO and co-founder of Gobbill. “Our collaboration with the AAT spans many initiatives but crucially bring awareness to the Australian industry of what is occurring and how they can address some of the issues.”

According to ACCC’s ScamWatch, false billing alone has increased by seven-fold in the last three years to $5m this year and an average loss of $30,000 loss per business. The extent of the problem is under reported and doesn’t include ransomware attacks and business email compromise.

“The rise and rise of scam threats to small business are now part of every-day reality and AAT welcomes any technology protecting secure business process. Gobbill’s unique payment automation and authentication technology solution is a great step in the right direction in terms of protecting business to business transactions” said Rochelle Park, CEO of AAT. “Our partnership with Gobbill aims to raise awareness in the industry of what criminals are doing in online environments and provide real solutions for bookkeepers supporting small business.

The AAT is the longest standing association for bookkeepers in the country, committed to developing high standards and professionalism of its members. Gobbill automates bill payments using artificial intelligence for small businesses and households. The company is sponsored by Microsoft and a partner of the Australian Government’s cyber safety initiative. It has completed a big year of developing partnerships, integrating with payments infrastructure and accounting software; and recently completed its early stage capital raising.

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About Gobbill
Gobbill is a digital finance assistant that automates bill payments using artificial intelligence for small businesses and households. 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.
Founded in 2015, Gobbill can pay bills issued from any Australian provider including utilities, telecommunications, council rates, insurance and more. The company is sponsored by Microsoft, 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

About the Association of Accounting Technicians
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia is the longest standing association for bookkeepers in the country. AAT boast a proud tradition of supporting bookkeepers and accounting technicians and are constitutionally supported by the three main accounting bodies in Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. AAT Australia was one of the first professional associations recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as a BAS Agent association under the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR), being admitted on the 5th May 2010.
Our close partnership with the accounting associations, in particular the Institute of Public Accountants, means that AAT Australia’s members have unique opportunities around networking with accountants and tax agents to create productive referral networks that support Australian businesses.
AAT Australia membership provides a commitment to high standards and professionalism and provides members with important status and recognition about their skills and experience.
AAT Australia’s commitment to excellence includes ongoing business development support for practitioners and new entrants to the industry, with close ties to accounting software companies and other important third party solutions.
For further information, see aat.org.au or contact the membership team on 1800 000 961.

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

New plans and prices

November 5th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “New plans and prices”

We’re introducing

new plans and prices

You don’t have to do anything. 

We’ll take care of things.

We’ve designed new plans and prices to support our growing customer needs. Our new plans and prices will be effective as of 1 December 2018 to support households and businesses of different sizes.

We still have a Basic plan which is still free to join and pay-as-you-go. For those with more bills, we will be introducing a new Premium plan for $10 per month. Just flick & forget! Take photos of your paper bills and flick-em into Gobbill for auto payment. It’s great for busy households, sole traders and micro-businesses.

Three new Business plans are also being introduced to suit different business sizes. These plans range from Small, Medium to Large. See all our new plans and prices>>

The transition:

For personal users, you’ll be transitioned to the Basic free plan or we will contact you if you have different needs.
For business users, the plan will remain $25 per month with card and bank payment fees disappearing. This means you’ll be paying less. However, the quota of digitised documents each month will drop from 50 to 30 documents.
If you have any questions, drop us an email at gobbill@gobbill.com.au

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.”

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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