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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

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

AFR – Gobbill is a clever way for business owners to save time

June 1st, 2018 Posted by Case Studies, Featured, Gobbill News, Time Management 0 thoughts on “AFR – Gobbill is a clever way for business owners to save time”

Finding clever ways to accomplish more in a time-pressed business day can be the difference between getting through that endless list of tasks, or not.

Using Gobbill to automate payments is one way.

Manually going through and paying bills can eat into a huge chunk of your week. Which is why businesses are automating payments and using digital tools.

Premier Health Partners owner Paul O’Keefe introduced Gobbill, a digital service that schedules and automates bill and invoice payments.

“Throughout the year, Gobbill produces reports that separates GST and categorises bills into accounts, so come quarterly reporting and annual tax reporting seasons, all admin burdens are removed,” he says. Source: Financial Review

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


Life Hack Tip #1 – Use robots to pay your bills. You have better things to do

June 5th, 2017 Posted by Featured, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Life Hack Tip #1 – Use robots to pay your bills. You have better things to do”

Our team of software robots love paying bills. Humans have better things to do like watch Netflix and cat videos online. They can even go on holidays, spend time with their family…and much more. Why not flick ’em to Gobbill. Bills gone. Watch Life Hack Tip #1.

Gobbill is free to use. Sign up today




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


Introducing Gobbill, the New Way to Pay Bills

April 11th, 2017 Posted by Featured, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Introducing Gobbill, the New Way to Pay Bills”

Keeping on top of bills in your email inbox can be a pain. That’s why co-founders Shendon Ewans and Quentin Marsh developed Gobbill, to ease the burden of making online bill payments and remove the need to keep track of multiple bill due dates.

With over 1 year of user testing and product improvements, the innovative app is now available to the public!

How does it work?

Gobbill offers an effective, automated system that makes bills payments for you within one day of the due-date. To add your bill for payment through the system, simply forward your email bill to your Gobbill email address.

Each bill is easily accessible in your online account, which can be categorised by biller or date depending on your requirements. The highly personalised platform can help you keep track of spending, store a record of your payments in preparation for tax time, eliminate the potential for late fees and remove the difficulty associated with notifying billers if you happen to lose a credit or debit card.

How do I sign up?

Simply visit Gobbill.com and sign up by adding your email address, phone number and card details.

What does it cost?

It’s free to create an account and start using Gobbill! On the free Gobbill plan, you’ll be able to pay 5 bills through the online service a month and link 3 credit or debit cards to your account.

As Gobbill pays bills one day before the due date you’ll avoid late fees and get your pay-on-time discounts, which can be worth hundreds of dollar each year to an average household.

Want to know more?
Check out the easy-to-follow steps in the video below or sign up here.

How to get the most from your billers

April 10th, 2017 Posted by Featured, Financial Management, Internet Safety 0 thoughts on “How to get the most from your billers”

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out that you are paying more than someone else for the same service or receiving a late fee.  Save your households hundreds dollars each year, just by following these 4 simple money-saving tips.

Monitor your bill amounts. Take back financial power and avoid any unwanted surprises by monitoring your bills. Billers can get it wrong, so it’s best to avoid direct debits and have a quick look over your bills before allowing a payment to be made. Gobbill has been analysing bills from a wide range of billers over the last year, finding numerous billing errors for our customers.

Shop around. Allocate just ten minutes every few months to research and see if there are better plans, services and payment options available to you. Ensure you visit non-biased comparison websites such as privatehealth.gov.au and Victorian Energy Compare. Avoid commercial comparison websites that receive commissions from telco companies, energy providers and banks.

Protect your cyber self. According to The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australians lost over $229 million in 2015 through scams. With email phishing becoming increasingly personalised, the need for security is on the rise. Protect yourself by avoiding links in emails. Fake email bills can often look legitimate, but they will link to unfamiliar payment sites to capture your credit card details.

Pay your bills through an automated payments platform. A busy lifestyle can often mean that we don’t have time to waste on admin and bill payments. Our email accounts are typically cluttered with bills, being easily lost and forgotten due to an overwhelming amount of content. Get yourself organised with a bill payment platform like Gobbill, a convenient alternative to manual bill payment. Gobbill’s automated system offers direct bill payment from a nominated credit or debit card within one day of the due date, giving you the ability to review upcoming bills, reduce time spent on managing payments and earn those pay-on-time discounts. Gobbill also has the ability to decipher bill legitimacy to protect you from potential bill scams, while maintaining your online privacy and personal control over payments. Simply let Gobbill check your bill and pay it on time for you.

Sign up and use Gobbill for free here.


Avoid Scammers and Protect your Cyber Self

April 9th, 2017 Posted by Featured, Internet Safety, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “Avoid Scammers and Protect your Cyber Self”

Fraudsters are getting smarter and Australians are falling for it. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians lost over $83 million to credit card fraud in 2016.

If you have received a suspicious email, avoid the phishing pitfalls and keep yourself safe from scammers with the tips below.

Google it!
If you have received an unexpected email, type the subject line or the content of the email into Google and examine articles regarding similar scams. If you see discussions about the scam, simply delete it and report the scam with government agency Scamwatch.

Avoid clicking on links in suspicious emails.
Internet users are being targeted with increasingly personalised and genuine-looking scams, so being cautious online is essential. Make a rule of avoiding clicking on links in suspicious emails. These links can infect your computer, gathering confidential information from credit card numbers to passwords. If you are unable to find information regarding similar scams, hover over the links in the email. Do you recognise the web address as being legitimate? If the address is unfamiliar to you or does not use https as a secure website link, the email may be a scam.

Contact the organisation.
Billers should never ask for confidential information via email. If you think the email might be legitimate, contact your provider directly before acting. Your biller’s customer service team should be able to provide assistance or put you in contact with a team member who can provide insight into the issue.

Put safety precautions in place.
There are multiple methods to improve online safety. These range from using a password manager to utilising secure encrypted email. New digital services like Gobbill aim to increase email security and protect users from email bill scams. Simply forward through bills to be verified by Gobbill’s fraud detection system. If it is a legitimate bill, it will be automatically paid one day before the due date.

Sign up and use Gobbill for free here.