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Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel

September 5th, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel”

We would like to welcome Andrew Jaworski, Gobbill’s General Counsel. Andrew is an amazing Australian and UK solicitor having worked as a director at KPMG (legal), special counsel at K&L Gates and King & Wood Mallesons, Technology Lawyer at BBC Worldwide…now in the startup world. Welcome Andrew to Gobbill!

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.

How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data

June 14th, 2019 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data”

Laneways by LaunchVic featured Gobbill’s data stewardship policy in a recent article.

Toeing the line of profit-making and protecting customer data is a difficult tightrope for any startup, but Gobbill has made it their mission to put people first, writes Ruth Thomas

Protecting our consumers’ and our own data within Gobbill is a very important to us. We’ve developed everything on-shore in Australia and we process and support our customers in Australia as well. As we look to expand into new territories, the same ethos will remain to up hold data sovereignty and to employ locally benefiting surrounding communities.

The article contains a number of tips for other startups.

Read more at Laneways.

 

 

 

Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019”

Gobbill recently launched a partner program which is available to bookkeepers and accountants. Partners that join Gobbill before 30 June 2019 will be recognised as our Foundation Partners. This status will be unavailable from the 1 July 2019, hence it’s a limited time to be part of something new, exciting and game changing.

We are looking for early adopters of emerging technologies that are willing to work with us to shape things. We’re not perfect but with your help, you’ll see the product evolve and be proud to support Australian tech innovation.

Why become a Partner?

Let’s start with a complimentary Business account to make your life easier.

(*) Available to a limited number of partners. Complimentary Small Business Plan for each Partner.

  • Access to wholesale pricing
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Priority Australian based support
  • Shared best practices
  • Influence the product roadmap
  • First to know what’s happening
  • Gobbill Foundation Partner (signup before 30 June 2019)

 

If you’d like to know more or to join the Partner Program, visit https://gobbill.com/partner

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Win cash back for paying your bills in June

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments 0 thoughts on “Win cash back for paying your bills in June”

[Competition is now closed. The winner was drawn 1pm 1 July 2019 AEST.]

 

To celebrate our ‘Pay any bill with any coin’ launch with Cointree we have a competition to Win cash back for paying your bills through Cointree (Coin) or Gobbill (Card/Bank)*

You can either use Gobbill’s Free, Premium and/or Business Plan to pay your everyday bills. Alternatively, you can also use Cointree.com ‘Pay bill’ service which is processed by Gobbill.

It’s an automatic entry each time you pay your bills. No need to put in details or write a story….Good luck!

 

Here are some photos of our Launch Party on 30 May 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Conditions.

Pay your bill using Gobbill or Cointree for a chance to win your bill amount back. Each bill payment is a single entry into the draw.

The winner will receive their bill amount in AUD (including GST if applicable) back in cash up to the value of $1,000 whichever is the lesser amount.

The bill must be paid from 27 May 2019 and before midnight 30 June 2019.

The winner will be drawn on Monday 1 July and contacted directly via email by either Cointree or Gobbill.

The prize amount will be an electronic transfer within 14 days. The prize will be invalid if unclaimed within 60 days.

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

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.