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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.

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

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

ATO recognises fintech start-up Gobbill as Early Stage Innovation Company

May 16th, 2017 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “ATO recognises fintech start-up Gobbill as Early Stage Innovation Company”

MELBOURNE, Australia – 16 May 2017: ATO recognises fintech start-up Gobbill as Early Stage Innovation Company.

The Australian Taxation Office has ruled that technology start-up company Gobbill satisfies the requirements to be an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC).

Gobbill is a new digital service that automates and centralises all bill payments, giving users a streamlined solution offering greater security and increased control of their finances. The start-up is sponsored by Microsoft’s BizSpark program and is also a partner of Stay Safe Online, a Commonwealth initiative to protect Australians from cyber related crimes. New users can sign up for a free account at gobbill.com.au

The ATO ruling states, “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… It has been identified as having a wider global addressable market.”

“We are very pleased to receive this positive ruling from the tax office,” says Gobbill co-founder Shendon Ewans, “Our experience dealing with the ATO for this ruling has been very positive. They seem to be supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Australian start-up eco-system.”

Although ESIC was introduced in the 2016 Budget, many investors and startups are unclear of their eligibility for tax benefits. “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. “Given this complexity and the ongoing compliance requirements, startups and investors should obtain legal and tax advice to ensure they are applying the rules correctly.”

Australian start-ups and investors interested about the tax incentives for investing in early stage innovation companies can refer to ATO’s website “Tax incentives for early stage investors” or contact their legal and tax advisors.

 

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About Gobbill

Gobbill is an Australian digital start-up company focused on household and small business bill payment automation. Gobbill users simply forward their email bills to their @gobbill.com account. Gobbill checks for fraudulent and suspicious email bills and ensures that payments are made on time, helping users avoid late fees, receive their pay-on-time discounts and protect their consumer credit rating score. Gobbill is a wholly owned and operated Australian company sponsored by Microsoft since 2015.

 

Media enquiries:

Ms. Grace Stephenson, Media and Communications
Gobbill Pty. Ltd. (ABN 87 607 293 612)

Email: gobbill@gobbill.com.au

Level 1, 382 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Australian tech start-up Gobbill debuts new digital service to manage bill payments.

April 28th, 2017 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “Australian tech start-up Gobbill debuts new digital service to manage bill payments.”

MELBOURNE, Australia – 28th April 2017:  Australian tech start-up Gobbill debuts new digital service to manage bill payments.

Australian-based digital start-up Gobbill debuts a new digital service to automate and centralise all bill payments, giving users a streamlined solution offering greater security and increased control of their finances. The start-up is sponsored by Microsoft’s BizSpark program and is also a partner of Stay Smart Online, a Commonwealth initiative to keep Australians safe online.

With Australians losing over $229 million[1] to billing scams each year, Gobbill protects users from fake email bill scams. The new service offers users the ability to directly send their email bills to Gobbill for safe and secure payments linked to nominated debit or credit card.

Gobbill founders Shendon Ewans and Quentin Marsh were inspired to build the digital service as a way of managing their own busy lives. “We decided to create Gobbill because we were finding it increasingly time-consuming to manage bill payments. There had to be a better way to manage bills and still be in control of our payments,” said Mr. Ewans.

For those who want to be in control of payments but are time-poor, the new digital service provides a convenient solution. Users simply forward their email bills to their @gobbill.com email address. The service automates every step through to payment. Gobbill helps users to receive their pay on-time discounts, avoid late fees, guard against bill scams and much more.

New users can sign up for a free account at gobbill.com.au

About Gobbill

Gobbill is an Australian digital start-up company focused on household and small business bill payment automation. Gobbill users simply forward their email bills to their @gobbill.com account. Gobbill checks for fraudulent and suspicious email bills and ensures that payments are made on time, helping users avoid late fees, receive their payon-time discounts and protect their consumer credit rating score. Gobbill is a wholly owned and operated Australian company sponsored by Microsoft since 2015.

Media enquiries:

Ms. Grace Stephenson, Media and Communications

Gobbill Pty. Ltd. (ABN 87 607 293 612)

Email: gobbill@gobbill.com.au

Level 1, 382 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

[1] Source: ACCC Targeting Scams Report 2015

Tech start-up company Gobbill receives Angel round investment for automated email bill payment.

October 26th, 2016 Posted by Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “Tech start-up company Gobbill receives Angel round investment for automated email bill payment.”

MELBOURNE, Australia – 26 October 2016: Tech start-up company Gobbill receives Angel round investment for automated email bill payment.

Australian-based tech start-up Gobbill Pty. Ltd. has received Angel investment from Gan Venture Capital Pty Ltd (GVC) for its new digital service to automate paying email bills. The founders of Gobbill identified that there was no technology or service offering to help consumers and businesses to conveniently and safely pay email bills.

Organisations are sending more bills to their customers via email. At the same time, there is an increasing number of email scams each year. Avoiding these scams is getting harder. Many people also want to be in control of monitoring and paying their bills and do not want to use direct debit options. Gobbill is a new service that addresses this customer need.

GVC chairman Galen Gan says he is pleased to have made an early stage investment into Gobbill to further fund research, development and commercialisation of an innovative tech start-up. “It was an easy investment decision to take after seeing how Gobbill would save me so much time in personal and business bill payments. I personally experience many of the payment and accounting difficulties the Gobbill solution solves and I’m sure many other people would also benefit from this service.” said Mr. Gan.

Gobbill’s co-founder Quentin Marsh states, “GVC is the right investment partner for us and shares the vision of where Gobbill is going.” Gobbill aims to provide a trusted service to households and small businesses across Australia. Although the company will be based in Australia, the service is set to expand rapidly into the international market.

New users can sign up for a free account at gobbill.com.au

About Gobbill

Gobbill is an Australian digital start-up company focused on household and small business bill payment automation. Gobbill users simply forward their email bills to their @gobbill.com account. Gobbill checks for fraudulent and suspicious email bills and ensures that payments are made on time, helping users avoid late fees, receive their pay-on-time discounts and protect their consumer credit rating score. Gobbill is a wholly owned and operated Australian company sponsored by Microsoft since 2015.

 

Media enquiries:

Ms. Grace Stephenson, Media and Communications
Gobbill Pty. Ltd. (ABN 87 607 293 612)
Level 1, 382 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Email:
gobbill@gobbill.com.au