FAQ - Osko®and PayID

Find out all you’ll need to know about registering a PayID and making a payment via Osko. It’s real-time payments made easy!

Osko® is a new payment service on the New Payments Platform (NPP). The service, which is backed by BPAY, will allow you to make payments in real-time, 24/7. Osko® will allow you to process payments in less than a minute, anytime, anywhere via internet banking or moneytree.

Osko® payments can be made to any eligible BSB and account number, or PayID’s within Australia, as long as both financial institutions are participating in the industry-wide initiative.

No, you can send an Osko® payment to any Financial Institution who is participating in this initiative, without a PayID.

When you’re processing a payment through internet banking or moneytree using a BSB and account number, you’ll automatically be given an option to process the payment using Osko® if it is available.

The New Payment Platform Australia (NPPA) will also have a list of participating financial institutions listed on their website.

Yes, to take advantage of Osko® and real-time payments you will need to be registered for internet banking.

To register for internet banking, get in touch with us on 13 22 49 or send us an email.

No, you can continue to use BPAY services as normal. BPAY is and will continue to be, a quick and easy way to pay your bills.

BPAY has introduced Osko® to provide the Australians with a quick and easier way to pay each other. It’s just another service which BPAY is providing to make banking easier.

A “PayID” is a smart address for payments. It uses a mobile phone number, email address, ABN or ‘organisation ID’ such as a company name to replace an account number and BSB, making it easier for our member to process payments.

You can create a PayID now! Here’s how:

If you’re logged onto internet banking, simply:

  1. Select ‘My preferences’ in the top navigation and click on ‘manage PayID’;
  2. Pick your preferred contact you’d like to use as your PayID;
  3. Choose the account you’d like your PayID to link to;
  4. Verify your details; and
  5. Create your PayID.

If you’re using moneytree:

  1. Once you’ve logged in, select ‘Payments’, then PayID;
  2. Click on the ‘+’ symbol to add your PayID;
  3. Pick your preferred contact you’d like to use as your PayID;
  4. Choose the account you’d like your PayID to link to;
  5. Verify your details; and
  6. Create your PayID.

Let’s face it, not all of us can remember our account and BSB number, but we know our mobile phone number and email address off by heart. Creating a PayID means that you can simply provide your mobile number or email address to your family and friends when they owe you money. It also means that you keep your account number details private.

Yes, you can continue to use individual’s BSB numbers and account numbers to make payments. Creating a PayID just simplifies the process and limits the amount of information you’ll need to collect from the payee.

You can only use a PayID once. For example, if you register a mobile number as a PayID for your Everyday transaction account, you will be unable to register your mobile number for another account.

Yes, both you and your partner can have two different mobile numbers or email addresses loaded as PayID’s against the same account.

Yes, you can only set up a PayID and process payments via Osko® if you have one-time-password enabled. This is an additional security measure to ensure the individual creating the PayID does, in fact, have access to these services.

You don’t need to worry about transferring money to the wrong person. When you use a PayID to make a payment, you’ll be shown the account owners name before you can approve and process the payment.

You’ll need to get in touch with a member of our team. Just call us on 13 22 49 or send us an email.

No, Osko® and a PayID are restricted to Australian payments. However, you can process international payments via internet banking.

Osko® payments can only be sent to accounts which have been enabled for this service. While we’ve enabled Osko® and PayID for all of our members, many other financial institutions, including the big four, will be rolling out these services to their customers over the next few months.

This means that your payment may be failing as the account you’re sending funds to may not be enabled to receive Osko® payments. You can continue to send payments to these financial institutions via a standard transfer until they make Osko® available.

Back in August 2017, we communicated to our members that we were adding a prefix of ‘1’ to the beginning of your account number, to ensure it was compatible with our new system. To date, all payments going in and out of your account via a standard transfer, which referenced your old account number, would have processed as normal.

While this is still the case for standard transfers, Osko® has been built on new infrastructure by the NPPA, and only accepts nine-digit account numbers.

Given the real-time nature of Osko® payments, the solution will only look for an exact match of your account number to accept and process your transaction. You’ll need to provide all of your existing payees with your nine-digit account number to received Osko® payments. Alternatively, you can create a PayID and supply this to your Payee.

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