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Switching from Credit/Debit Card to Bank Account.

August 22nd, 2022 Posted by Product Features 0 thoughts on “Switching from Credit/Debit Card to Bank Account.”

In recent years, the use of credit an debit cards in Gobbill have sharply declined to now less than 1% (FY22) of all funds used to pay bills.

As such we have made the decision to remove credit/debit cards as a payment method in Gobbill to focus on the features that matter most to our customers.

The change will occur as of 1 October 2022.

There is nothing to do, if you have a preferred bank account stored and you wish to use that. Gobbill will replace all credit cards as the payment method with your preferred bank account as of 1 Oct 2022. This means all bills previously linked to your credit card and your Gobbill subscription fees will be deducted from your preferred bank account.

If you have joined Gobbill prior to 1 October 2022 and haven’t stored a bank account in Gobbill, you will need to take the following actions:

  • Step1: Login to Gobbill and go to the menu item named Wallet
  • Step 2: Enter your bank account BSB, Account Number, Account Name and a Nickname for the payment method.
  • Step 3: Review and Accept the Direct Debit Request Authorisation
  • Step 4: Review and Accept the terms by Acknowledgment.
  • Step 5: Click on Add Account
  • Step 6: Upload your a copy of your corresponding bank statement matching your bank details. This statement should be downloaded from Internet Banking as a PDF for our system to verify.

That’s it!

If you have more than one bank account stored in Gobbill, you can nominate a preferred bank..
You can also specifically nominate which biller and bank account bills will be debited from.
Please start now and if you need any assistance, contact support [email protected]

New features in Gobbill

January 6th, 2020 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Payments, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “New features in Gobbill”

New feature update as of 6 January 2020

We are listening to clients’ feedback and implementing features almost every business day.  You can imagine there would be plenty of small and large changes being made daily.

Here are a few key ones:

  • Click through to bill details from the Bill Calendar. Client requested to be able to click through from the calendar to the bill details.
  • Additional options to override the payment date. A client asked to have more control over when specific Billers are paid.

Click through to bill details from the Bill Calendar. A client requested to be able to click through from the calendar to the bill details.

Additional options to override the payment date – A client asked to have more control over when specific Billers are paid, and this new feature is now available on our Premium and Business Plans.


  • Set payment time frames for individual billers – ‘pay x business days before due date’ or ‘pay x calendar days after issue date’
  • Set and forget, once you select the payment time frame it will automatically apply to any future bills received for that biller
  • Better supplier relationships, give suppliers more certainty about exactly when they will be paid, particularly those who manage a tight cash flow

Other recent features prior to 6 January 2020 ———–

Pay ASAP is a preference switch to enable the payment of invoices as soon as possible (ASAP) when a bill arrives in Gobbill. This feature was requested by one of our bookkeeper clients to clear invoices and bills as soon as they are received instead of paying before the due date or paying late.

[BETA] Payroll Sweep and Pay is the ability to clear payroll payments for any client and any Australian bank account through Gobbill. Instead of having to manage multiple Internet Banking login access authorities, logins and passwords, our accounting and bookkeeping partners can access one point trigger payroll approval and to clear payroll payments. Performing it through Gobbill doesn’t affect your clients’ Internet Banking daily limited which can alleviate a big issue on certain days when many payments have to be made on the same day.

[BETA] Bill and Payroll approval flows is the ability for small business users as well as accountants and bookkeepers to trigger approvals for bills/invoices and payroll. Authorizers can simply respond via email to approve without the need for logins or apps.

New dashboard designed for bookkeepers and accountants to manage their clients’ bills/invoices within Gobbill. Working with AAT members and our Partners, we’ve listened and developed a new dashboard to help support the work activities of bookkeepers and accountants. The dashboard helps to collate and group all clients’ accounts payable invoices and manage the timing and cashflow of payments. It is currently being trialed by a beta group.

NDIS dashboard for Plan Managers and households with NDIS self-managed participants. NDIS Plan Managers and Self-Managed Participants are able to see their invoices relating to NDIS all in one area. Their Gobbill account can support the whole bookkeeping practice (portfolio of clients) or whole-of-household with all bills and invoices. We see Gobbill as a whole-of-household solution for bills (including NDIS invoices) making life admin easier for those who are participating in the NDIS. A new dashboard is available to users on the Premium and Business Plans. Just ask [email protected] to activate it for you. There’s no extra charge or fees because it is all part of your existing Plan.

Bank statements can be uploaded directly for account verification and setup. A request from a Partner, you can now link a new bank account in Gobbill and upload bank statements for verification immediately. This is in addition to emailing  your bank statement to your own @gobbill.com email address.

Gobbill can now pay over 40,000 Australian billers and uses robots to fetch bills stored online. Some billers will send a notification that a bill is ready online. Instead of clicking on the link, forward the notification to Gobbill to do it for you. Gobbill currently has robots which will safely and securely fetch from online sources bills/invoices from their associated portals. E.g. City West Water, Sydney Water, Energy Australia, AGL Energy, Xero invoices and more..Robot automation saves you time and also helps to prevent you from clicking on malware or being directed to a fake website.

Gobbill is now able to accept multiple invoice/bill attachments and multiple types of documents in an email. Previously, Gobbill required each invoice to be on its separate email.

Documents awaiting processing by Gobbill due to fraud check or text recognition are displayed as in Gobbill as “Pending documents”.

Bill payment cutoff time is now midnight instead of 6pm. This is the cut off time for bills to be included in the next business day’s payment processing. If  a bill is sent into Gobbill and accepted before midnight, it will be included in the payment processing the next business day or scheduled before the due date depending on the circumstances and preferences.

Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine

August 23rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine”

The disability sector has been shaken up since the introduction and continual roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australia’s first national scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. The purpose of the NDIS is to allocate funding to participants so that they have more control and choice over where they direct their spending.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Currently, there are 277,000 NDIS participants and the number is expected to double next year as the scheme rollout continues. The 2019-20 Federal Budget estimated that $23 billion in annual payments will be processed through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This has created a myriad of challenges and opportunities – one of which is to assist NDIS participants to manage their claiming and payment of their services related to NDIS funded support activities. Find out more how Gobbill supports self-managed participants and plan managers in managing budgets, invoices and payments.

Read more at  Accounting Technician – The Official Publication Issue July / August 2019 

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

July 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.”

We’ve reached our target  We’ve had bookkeepers and accountants across Australia join our partner program in the last three months. Partners that sign up before 31 July 2019 receive great benefits such as a complimentary Gobbill small business account to use. We have now exceeded our target number of complimentary accounts and will not be offering this benefit to new partners as of 1 August 2019.

Our Foundation Partner status has also been extended until 31 July 2019 to align with the benefits program.

If you are a member of AAT Australia, ICB Australia, Australian Bookkeepers Network, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and/or Chartered Accountants, now is the best time to join Gobbill at https://gobbill.com/partner

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

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.

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

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 [email protected]

New Gobbill Features

March 26th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “New Gobbill Features”

What’s new?

Each month our team adds a range of new features to make Gobbill even better!

New features:

  • Updated dashboard – Gobbill has created a new dashboard, with all the information you need right at your fingertips. Sign in to take a look. You’ll see that the bill calendar and upcoming bills have been moved to the front, so you can find what you need easier than ever.

Other recent features:

  • 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 here. We would love to hear from you what would make using Gobbill even better.

New features coming in May:

  • Photo bill payments – Still receiving paper bills? You can now take a picture of your bill and forward to Gobbill for automatic payment. No fuss, more flexibility.
  • Payment by bank account – Gobbill is making your payments more flexible than ever, adding a payment by bank account feature to our payment options. Simply select the ‘bank account payment’ option in the dropdown and link your bank account to Gobbill.

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.