Three banks rollout a near real-time payment system

Wednesday 14 February 2018 00:43 CET | News

Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and National Australia Bank will start rolling out a near real-time payment system.

The three banks will start offering customers the ability to make money transfers that will settle within less than a minute, compared with today, where it can take up to three days for funds to arrive.

The new system also allows customers to transfer money to an external account without entering a BSB or account number. ANZ Bank, however, is not launching the service to its customers yet, saying it is continuing with rigorous testing of the new system, to ensure customers got the best possible and safest experience. ANZ would announce how it will rollout the fast payment system to its customers in the coming weeks.

As well, some of the other major banks that are launching the new system on will not make all of its features available to all of their customers straight away.

In the case of NAB, it will be a staggered rollout that will result in all of its customers having access to the new system, known as the new payments platform, over the coming month.

Within the next month, all NAB customers will be able to create and use PayID through their Mobile Banking App, Internet Banking, and NAB Connect.

Westpac is also only initially launching the NPP to some of its customers - those in the Westpac-branded bank. It will rollout the new payments platform to other brands, such as St George, Bank of Melbourne, and BankSA.

CBAs spokeswoman said the new service would be available to customers from day one. Commonwealth Bank customers can now send and receive payments in real time with other financial institutions through the New Payments Platform.

As well as faster payments, the NPP also promises to allow consumers to transfer cash to a person or business without entering in the recipients BSB or account number.

Instead, consumers will be able to create a PayID - which allows customers to link their bank account to an email address, phone number, or business number, for example. The service allowing consumers to make faster payments using their PayID has the brand name Osko.

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Keywords: Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, real-time payments, money transfers
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Payments General
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