DEFT Payer Product Disclosure Statement

 

Date: 15 May 2017
Issuer: Macquarie Bank Limited
ABN 46 008 583 542
AFSL 237502

1. Introduction

DEFT is owned and operated by Macquarie Bank.

DEFT enables you to pay your Biller through:

  • One-off or recurring direct debits (from your bank account or Card)
  • BPAY® (via your existing bank)
  • Cash, cheque or eftpos (over the counter at Australia Post)
  • Cheque (via our Locked Bag service)

You will make these payments to your Biller’s Macquarie bank account if you use DEFT where your Biller gives you the option to do so. Your Biller may not offer all of the above payment options.

When we provide DEFT, we act as a payment facilitator and sit between you (the Payer) and your Biller (the organisation you are paying and also our banking client). Your Biller will issue your DEFT reference number in order for you to make payments directly into their bank account.

Your use of DEFT is subject to this PDS. By using DEFT, you agree to be bound by these terms. This PDS is an important document. It provides you with information about DEFT so you can decide whether or not to use the facility. It also explains and governs your use of DEFT. You should read this PDS carefully before using DEFT. Copies of this PDS are available free of charge from us or are available online at deft.com.au.

Macquarie is the issuer of the product described in this PDS and can be contacted at:

DEFT
1 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone 1800 672 162
Website deft.com.au

  

2. Important information

This is not investment advice. You should seek your own financial advice

The information and advice in this document is general in nature and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. It’s important that you read and consider this entire PDS and consider the appropriateness of the advice in light of your own objectives, financial situation and needs, before following the advice or making any decision to acquire or use a product.

Remuneration and commissions

Our employees and directors receive salaries, bonuses and other benefits from us, which may include commissions. We may also enter into referral arrangements to jointly provide software solutions which are integrated with our financial products and services (for example, accounting software which is integrated with DEFT to provide automatic reconciliation benefits for our Biller clients). Under these arrangements, we may pay commissions to the relevant software provider or referrer.

No cooling off period

There is no cooling off period associated with DEFT.

This PDS only applies in Australia

This PDS does not constitute an offer in any jurisdiction other than Australia. The PDS only applies, and DEFT is only available, to persons who are ordinarily resident in Australia, who have received this PDS in Australia or who are considering using DEFT in connection with activities conducted in Australia, either electronically or otherwise. Other persons who come into possession of this PDS should seek advice as to whether DEFT is available to them.

Updated information

Information in this PDS is current at the date of the PDS (stated above) and is subject to change from time to time. Where the change is not materially adverse, you will be able to find the updated information in a notice posted on our website located at deft.com.au or by contacting us on 1800 672 162. Otherwise, we may vary this PDS or issue a new PDS in accordance with section 10(a). We’ll provide a paper or electronic copy of the new PDS on your request and without charge.

Our related companies

Any subsidiary or related body of ours which is noted on the DEFT website is not an authorised deposit-taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Cth). That subsidiary’s obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited. We do not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of that subsidiary or related body, unless noted otherwise.

  

3. Significant benefits and risks

The main benefits of using DEFT are:

  • Flexibility and convenience
    You can send payment instructions outside business hours (please note timing for the processing and clearing of payments in section 4.5 of this PDS). You can also set up direct debit or recurring payments to occur weekly, fortnightly, monthly or on an ad-hoc basis, for example to align with when you get paid.
  • Security benefit
    The use of DEFT may reduce the risks associated with loss or theft of cash. Similarly, secure vault data storage and tokenisation of bank account and Card details via the DEFT ‘My wallet’ feature can reduce the risk of your Card or bank account details being lost or stolen.
  • Efficiency benefit
    Depending how it’s used, DEFT could be a more efficient way for you to make payments than cash and may save you time. The DEFT ‘My wallet’ feature also makes Card and bank account payment transactions quicker by using stored Card and bank account details.
  • Record keeping
    If you become a registered user of DEFT, transaction records are kept by us for all transactions you make when logged into DEFT, so you can keep track of what payments you have made to whom (note – you will lose access to these records if you close your DEFT account).

The main risks of using DEFT are:

  • Security risk
    There is a risk that people may gain unauthorised access to your DEFT account, view the information on your DEFT account and/or perform unauthorised transactions for which you may be liable. You may be able to reduce this risk by keeping your DEFT account password and phone security code to yourself and changing them often.
  • System risk
    There is a risk of DEFT being unavailable or payments not being processed in accordance with expected standards (e.g. due to technical failure or system maintenance). If this happens, you may not be able to access DEFT or we may not process your payment on time, correctly or at all.
  • Payment failure
    If you have insufficient funds on your Card or in your bank account, you give us incorrect information or your financial institution does not allow direct debits from your account or terminates an ongoing direct debit arrangement, the payment may not be made and you may incur dishonour or other fees.
  • Ongoing direct debits
    Cancelling scheduled payments and direct debits is your responsibility. For example, if you vacate your rental property and no longer require future rental payments, failure to cancel your future dated payments or ongoing direct debit arrangement may result in ongoing payments, fees and charges.
  • Biller
    Your Biller must be registered to use DEFT as a Macquarie client. If your Biller ceases to be so, you will not be able to make further payments to that Biller using DEFT.
  • Reversals and refunds
    You must contact your Biller if you need to reverse or obtain a refund in relation to a payment you have made using DEFT. Your Biller may not provide the reversal or refund.
  • Timing
    Payments will generally be received within three (3) Business Days. However, cut-off times apply - see section 4.5.
  • Password and phone security code
    To be able to set up future payments or direct debit payments, you must register a DEFT profile, access to which will be protected by a password and/or phone security code. If you are unable to recall your password or phone security code to access DEFT, you may be unable to gain access to DEFT to make payments or to stop scheduled payments.
  • Termination
    We may terminate your access to DEFT in accordance with this PDS, including if unauthorised transactions have been made in relation to your DEFT account. If we terminate your access to DEFT, you will be unable to access DEFT to make payments and scheduled payments will not be made.

  

4. DEFT – general terms of use (payments, refunds etc)

4.1 Representations that you make to us

By using DEFT you acknowledge that you:
a) are instructing us to make payments directly to the Macquarie bank account of your Biller
b) are contractually bound by this PDS, and
c) understand the fees and charges that may apply.

In addition, if you have elected to pay by an ongoing or recurring direct debit arrangement, you acknowledge that you:
d) are contractually bound by the DDSA set out in section 6, and
e) have entered into the DDSA with us of your own free will and have in no way been required to enter into this contract by any landlord, real estate agent or any other person with whom you may be contractually bound, either under a residential tenancy lease or any other contract.

4.2 How to make a payment

You can make payments through DEFT:
a) online via the DEFT website
b) by phone by calling 1300 301 090, or
c) by sending us a completed DEFT Registration / Amendment Form.

To be able to make payments from a bank account or to schedule future dated payments, you first need to register a profile in accordance with section 7 below.

4.3 Refunds of the transaction amount

When we provide DEFT, we act as a payment facilitator and sit between the Payer (you) and the Biller (the organisation you are paying and also our banking client). As your Biller is the entity you are paying, you must contact your Biller directly for a refund or reversal of an authorised transaction. Macquarie may not have authority to reverse or refund authorised transactions.

4.4 Deleting or changing your payment and account details

a) You can:

i. delete or change a payment by logging on to the DEFT website and following the link to “Scheduled payments” or by sending us a signed DEFT Registration / Amendment Form, or
ii. change your bank account or Card details by logging on to the DEFT website and following the link to “My wallet”, or sending us a signed DEFT Registration / Amendment Form.

b) In each case, the deletion or change will only take effect in relation to a scheduled payment where:

i. in the case of deletion or changes made via the DEFT website, the deletion or change is made at least 1 Business Day prior to the date of a scheduled payment, and
ii. in the case of deletion or changes made via a DEFT Registration / Amendment Form, the signed DEFT Registration / Amendment Form is received by us on or before at least 3 Business Days prior to the date of a scheduled payment.

c) Scheduled payments may still be processed, or processed from your previously advised bank account or Card (as the case may be), if the change is not made by the times specified in paragraph (b) above.

Please note: cancelling payments is your responsibility and not that of your Biller. For example, if you vacate your rental property and no longer require future payments, failure to cancel may result in ongoing payments, fees and charges.

4.5 Timing of payments

a) Bank accounts
Payment requests made from your bank account:

i. before 5.00pm Sydney time on a Business Day will be sent to your financial institution for processing at 5.00pm Sydney time on the same day.
ii. after 5.00pm Sydney time on a Business Day or on a non-Business Day will be sent to your financial institution for processing at 5.00pm Sydney time the next Business Day.

Funds sent by your financial institution can take up to three (3) Business Days to clear and be received by your Biller from the time the payment request is received by your financial institution. It is your responsibility to ensure you have sufficient clear funds in your bank account.

b) Cards
For Card payments, the Business Day cut-off times are:

i. 9.30pm Sydney time for MasterCard and Visa, and
ii. 7.00pm Sydney time for American Express and Diners Club.

For eftpos payments over the counter at Australia Post, the cut-off time is the Business Day closing time of the relevant Australia Post outlet.

Payments will generally be received by your Biller within two (2) Business Days.

4.6 Our liability to you

Subject to any provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), or any other relevant law or code which we have subscribed to, we do not give any warranty of reliability or accuracy and to the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of any person relying on information about DEFT or being unable to access DEFT (including as a result of us suspending access to DEFT under section 4.7).

4.7 Suspension of DEFT

We may suspend all or any part of DEFT without notice, if reasonably required in order to reduce or prevent fraud, if required by law or in order for emergency maintenance or repairs to be carried out. We will endeavour to give prior notice, where reasonably practicable, on the DEFT website for any planned or scheduled outages.

  

5. FEES AND OTHER COSTS

There are 3 types of fees:

a) Transaction fees and surcharges
b) Dishonour fees, and
c) Taxes and government fees and charges.

Fees are subject to change in accordance with section 10(a). Information about current fees and charges is available from us on request.

5.1 Transaction fees and surcharges

a) Fees and surcharges we may collect on behalf of your Biller
When a payment is made by an option described in the table below, we may charge fees and surcharges to your Biller. Your Biller may choose to pass these fees and surcharges on to you. Where your Biller has chosen to pass on any of the fees and surcharges, we collect the fees and surcharges on behalf of your Biller as part of the overall payment transaction.

We will tell you the amount of the fees and surcharges before you provide your payment confirmation. The way we tell you will depend on how you are making the payment. However, please note section 6(n) of the DDSA where fees and charges which are applicable at the time of confirming a future dated payment or recurring direct debit may change on or before the date of payment.

The maximum amount of these fees or surcharges that you may be charged are set out below:

 Payment option
 (if the option is offered by your Biller)

 Transaction fee / Surcharge*
 that may apply (including GST, if applicable)

 Bank account transactions
 (including direct debit arrangements and one-off payments)

 $0.85 per transaction

 Card transactions
 (including direct debit arrangements and one-off payments)

  • Visa: 1.50% surcharge
  • MasterCard: 1.50% surcharge
  • American Express: 3.30% surcharge
  • Diners Club: 3.773% surcharge

 The surcharge is a percentage of the transaction amount.

 BPAY® (via your existing bank)  Nil

 Cheque (via our Locked Bag service)

 Nil

b) Australia Post transaction fees
If you pay by cash, cheque or eftpos over the counter at Australia Post, we may charge you a transaction fee of $2.75 (including GST, if applicable) per transaction.

Your invoice will indicate whether the transaction fee applies. If this fee applies, you must ensure it is paid in addition to the amount that you are paying to your Biller, otherwise your Biller may not receive the full amount – for example, if you are paying $700 to your Biller, the $2.75 fee must be paid in addition to the $700 so that you are paying $702.75. If you only pay $700, we will deduct the $2.75 fee from this amount and your Biller will only receive $697.25, leaving you in arrears by $2.75. This may result in non-payment fees or default charges imposed by your Biller, or other consequences (such as, in the case of strata levy arrears, potential ineligibility to vote at meetings).

c) Refunds
Transaction fees and surcharges on authorised transactions will not be refunded. Where you believe any transaction fee or surcharge has been charged in error, you should request a refund by either:

i. emailing: business@macquarie.com, and include a full explanation of your situation. We will generally reply within two (2) Business Days, or
ii. writing to: DEFT Investigations Team, 1 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

5.2 Dishonour fees

If we are unable to debit your nominated bank account for payment for any reason, a dishonour fee may be charged by your financial institution. You should enquire with your bank about what this fee is and the circumstances where it may be charged.

We may also charge your Biller a dishonour fee for reversing the transaction. It is at your Biller’s discretion whether this dishonour fee is passed on to you and whether your Biller will charge you a lower or higher amount to cover their expenses. You should contact your Biller to find out information about any dishonour fee your Biller may charge you when we have reversed a transaction. We are not responsible for any fees charged to you by your financial institution or other third parties as a result of payments failing or dishonouring.

Where such dishonour fees are charged by either your financial institution or your Biller, we are not in a position to refund these fees. You should contact your financial institution or your Biller if you feel any dishonour fee has been incorrectly or unfairly processed.

5.3 Taxes and government fees and charges

a) Unless stated otherwise, all amounts noted in this PDS include GST (e.g. DEFT transaction fees and charges). You should check with your Biller whether the amount you are paying to them includes GST or not.

b) You are responsible for collecting, reporting and paying any taxes that may arise from your use of DEFT.

c) Should any government fees or charges become payable in relation to your use of DEFT, we will notify you in accordance with section 10(a).

  

6. DIRECT DEBIT SERVICE AGREEMENT (DDSA)

6.1 For direct debit arrangements from a bank account or Card

If you’ve elected to pay by direct debit from your bank account or Card, either electronically, via a manual form or by phone, you request and authorise us, until further notice in writing, to debit the bank account or Card that you have nominated with any amounts which we (User ID 077380) may debit or charge you on behalf of your Biller. You acknowledge that:

a) it’s your responsibility to ensure that your financial institution allows payments to be processed from your account via Direct Debit Request (DDR). If your financial institution does not process DDRs from your account, you should advise us immediately. You may incur dishonour fees as a result of nominating an account that does not permit DDRs (as detailed in section 5.2);

b) by accepting this DDSA, you authorise us to debit your bank account or Card for any payments initiated by you or your Biller, including any fees and charges associated with processing your payment (e.g. transaction fees or surcharges, and government taxes including GST);

c) your financial institution may (in its absolute discretion), at any time by notice in writing to you, terminate the direct debit arrangement as to future debits;

d) you can stop or cancel future debits at any time by:

i. completing the DEFT Registration / Amendment Form and sending it to us by email or post, in which case a future debit will not be processed if we receive the completed form at least three (3) Business Days prior to the scheduled debit date;
ii. logging in to deft.com.au and deleting the direct debit schedule from the section titled ‘Scheduled payments’, in which case future debits will not be processed if they have been deleted at least one Business Day prior to the scheduled debit date; or
iii. notifying and having your financial institution stop or cancel a future debit at least three (3) Business Days prior to the scheduled debit date;

e) if at any time you believe that a direct debit against your bank account or Card relating to DEFT is inappropriate or incorrect, you must notify us as soon as possible;

f) it’s your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient funds available in your bank account or on your Card to meet debits. We may cancel future scheduled payments on three (3) days’ written notice if two (2) scheduled payments are dishonoured because of insufficient funds (or declined card transactions) within a 12 month period;

g) (in the case of a bank account direct debit) we may need to pass on details of your DDR to our sponsor bank in the Bulk Electronic Clearing System to assist with the checking of any incorrect or wrongful debits to your bank account;

h) acting responsibly, we may vary the DDSA from time to time upon 30 days prior notice to you (in accordance with section 10(a)). If you do not accept the varied DDSA, you must contact your Biller directly to arrange an alternate payment method;

i) any direct debit that is scheduled to occur on a day that is not a Business Day will occur on the following Business Day. If you are uncertain as to when a debit will be processed, you should enquire with us;

j) this DDSA does not form part of any other agreement or contract under which you may be contractually bound (other than this PDS), including any contract or residential tenancy lease;

k) we provide the DDSA to you as an optional payment service that is not intended to restrict you from using other methods of payment;

l) the DDSA can only be provided whilst your Biller is a Macquarie client and DEFT user. If your Biller ceases to be a client of ours or stops using DEFT, then we cannot make future payments set up by you to that Biller;

m) a single payment amount will be debited from your nominated account or Card each time – this will include the amount payable, GST, and the applicable fee or surcharge as at the date of payment (excluding any Australia Post fee). For example, a payment of $300.00 plus transaction fee of $0.85 (including GST) will result in a debit of $300.85. Any Australia Post fee must be paid to us by you separately. The fees and other costs are described further in section 5 above;

n) fees and charges may change. The fees and charges for your payments are calculated on the day the payment is deducted. This means that any fees and charges applicable at the time of confirming a future dated payment or recurring direct debit may change on or before the date of payment; and

o) if a direct debit is dishonoured, the transaction will be reversed and you may incur dishonour fees as detailed in section 5.2 of this PDS.

Although we’ll try to notify you if your payment is unsuccessful, it is your responsibility to check whether payments have been successfully debited from your bank account or Card.

  

7. DEFT PASSWORD, PHONE SECURITY CODE AND MOBILE WEBSITE

a) If you set up a profile on DEFT, you will be allocated a user name (which is the email address you have registered to use with DEFT) and asked to choose a password. Your password must comply with the minimum security parameters required by DEFT as stated on the DEFT website. To make a direct debit payment, you must register a profile by creating a user name and password and adding relevant account or Card details to your profile.

b) To make registered DEFT payments by phone, including bank account payments, you must first choose a six-digit phone security code (PSC). You can set the PSC either by logging in to the DEFT website and following the links to ‘DEFT reference numbers’, or by completing the DEFT Registration / Amendment Form given to you by your Biller or otherwise available on the DEFT website.

c) Your user name and password (and PSC, if applicable) must be used to initiate any direct debits from your bank account or Card.

d) When a password or PSC is created, you must ensure that they are kept secret and confidential, and must not be disclosed to any third party (including family, friends and other institutions). If someone else has your user name and password (and/or PSC), they can view your account and information as if they were you, and perform payment transactions.

e) You should secure your mobile device (e.g. through password protection) to prevent unauthorised access to DEFT through your mobile device. If your mobile device is lost or stolen, unauthorised persons may gain access to view your account, information and potentially conduct transactions.

f) You must advise us as soon as reasonably practicable by calling us on 1800 672 162 if you are aware or suspect that any other person/s knows your password or PSC. We can then check your DEFT account activity and attempt to cancel any future dated payments that you tell us have not been authorised by you. We can also assist you to change your password and PSC. If you suspect someone else knows your password or PSC, you should as quickly as possible:

i. change your password and PSC on the DEFT website and cancel any unauthorised future dated payments
ii. in the case of the PSC, alternatively you may request a change to your PSC by completing the DEFT Registration / Amendment Form and sending it to us by email or post, or by calling us on 1800 672 162.

g) It is your responsibility to ensure your internet access is secure when using DEFT. You should also ensure your mobile device and browser software is up to date – any alterations to the manufacturer’s handset and software settings may impact your mobile browsing experience.

h) You acknowledge that we are entitled to assume that any access to DEFT using your user name and password (or PSC) is made by you, regardless of the true identity of the person who may be accessing DEFT, until such time as you change your password or PSC as described in section 7(f) above.

i) To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to indemnify or otherwise compensate you for any loss or damage you may incur for any payment as a result of your failure to keep your password or PSC private and confidential.

  

8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

a) Please contact your Biller if you require specific information about your payment. If you have a dispute regarding any transaction processed on your behalf, your Biller knows what amounts you owe and what amounts you have paid. It might also be appropriate to contact your financial institution, which has information about failed and declined payments, for this information or to request a chargeback in relation to a Card payment. Otherwise, you can contact us by:

i. emailing: business@macquarie.com, and include a full explanation of your situation. We will generally reply within two (2) Business Days, or
ii. writing to: DEFT Investigations Team, 1 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

b) If any payment dispute remains unresolved, you should contact your financial institution and lodge the relevant customer claim form. Your financial institution may investigate whether or not the payment in dispute was authorised by you. Accordingly, you authorise us to provide your financial institution with any information it may require to determine your claim.

c) If the disputed payment occurred within 12 months of the date of your claim, we will endeavour to provide your financial institution with the relevant information it requests from us within seven (7) days.

d) If the disputed payment occurred outside 12 months from the date of your claim, we will endeavour to provide your financial institution with the relevant information it requests from us within 30 days.

e) If your financial institution or we do not rectify a problem notified by you under this section, you have the option to contact either our Customer Advocate, or the Financial Ombudsman Service (‘FOS’).

The Customer Advocate’s role is to review the reasonableness and fairness of the outcome of your complaint. FOS offers an independent and free resolution process of disputes between consumers and financial service providers. FOS has certain terms of reference that must be satisfied in order for it to investigate your problem.

You can contact the Customer Advocate by:

i. writing to: The Customer Advocate, Macquarie Bank Limited, GPO Box 4294, Sydney NSW 1164,
ii. calling: 1800 898 307, or
iii. emailing: customeradvocate@macquarie.com

You can contact FOS by:

i. writing to: Financial Ombudsman Service, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001,
ii. calling: 1800 367 287, or
iii. emailing: info@fos.org.au

  

9. PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY

9.1 Privacy statement

a) We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information about you to process your DEFT registration, deliver the DEFT payment services, assist your Biller with payment enquiries and deal with complaints. We will handle your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy (available at deft.com.au or upon request). We may also collect personal information about you from your Biller, public sources, information brokers and through monitoring and recording interactions with you (e.g. phone, email and online). Some of the information we collect is required by various laws, including the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth).

b) We may exchange your personal information with your Biller, your authorised representatives, our related companies and our service providers (described further in our Privacy Policy). These companies may be located outside Australia, including The Philippines and the countries specified in our Privacy Policy.

c) You acknowledge that we need to collect, verify and handle personal information about you to enable us to deliver all parts of the DEFT service and without that information we may not be able to effect certain payment options.

d) Unless you have told us not to, we may use your personal information to contact you by any means to offer you Macquarie or third party products or services that may be of interest to you. You can change your marketing preferences by:

i. phoning us on: 1800 672 162, or
ii. visiting: deft.com.au and logging in to your DEFT account to update your marketing preferences.

e) You agree to the handling of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy contains further details about our handling of personal information, complaints, website privacy and information regarding your rights to request access to or correct information we hold.

9.2 Fraud and data security

a) We are committed to providing high quality financial products and services within a trusted environment. Please read the ‘Important Information’ page available on deft.com.au for more information on fraud and data security.

b) We may debit your Card with a verification authorisation validation amount to ensure the Card is valid, whenever you add or amend your Card details. This amount will be refunded to you once the verification process has been successfully completed.

c) In providing Card payment services, Macquarie acts as a service provider bound by PCI DSS and accordingly has adopted additional measures to strengthen our data security. However, it is possible that data security may be compromised and so we do not guarantee the security of DEFT.

9.3 Phone conversations

You agree that we may record telephone conversations between us. If you would prefer your call not to be recorded, please notify us at the beginning of the call.

 

10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

a) Changes and updates to this PDS
In accordance with the law and any code to which we subscribe, we may vary or modify this PDS at our reasonable discretion at any time.

We will tell you about any changes we make and will notify you of the changes as set out in the following table. Any subsequent access, viewing or other use of DEFT will constitute your acceptance of the new terms. See ‘Types of change’ table below.

Refer to section 10(b) below for more information on how we send you notices. Some notices may be provided by your Biller on our behalf.

b) Notices and electronic communications
Subject to section 10(a), you agree that all notices and other communications in connection with this PDS may be given electronically:

i. by emailing them to the email address you have registered with us through DEFT, or sending them through SMS to your last known mobile telephone number, or
ii. by being made available on the DEFT website.

Where communications are made available on the DEFT website, we will notify you of this fact by email or SMS.

You should check your emails or SMS messages regularly and ensure your contact details on DEFT are up to date.

c) Severability
If any provision of the DDSA or this PDS is unenforceable, illegal or void, then it is severed and all other provisions remain in force.

d) Termination and suspension of DEFT access
You can terminate your access to DEFT at any time:

i. online at the DEFT website by going to ‘My account’ and selecting ‘Deactivate account’, or
ii. by completing the DEFT Registration / Amendment Form and emailing it to us at business@macquarie.com or writing to DEFT, Macquarie Bank Limited, GPO Box 4294, Sydney NSW 1164.

This PDS and your access to DEFT may be suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice by us (acting reasonably) including if we reasonably suspect there have been, or may in the future be, unauthorised transactions or that you have committed or attempted to commit fraud in relation to DEFT or you attempt to use it for unlawful purposes. We will give you notice as soon as reasonably practicable after we do this. All restrictions, licences and limitations of liability imposed on you by us will survive termination.

If we suspend or terminate your access to DEFT, any scheduled payments from the time of that suspension or termination will not be made.

e) Code of Banking Practice (COBP)
The COBP is a self-regulatory code which aims to promote good banking practice and foster good relations between banks and customers. The version of the COBP that we have adopted is available at bankers.asn.au. This PDS, as well as the operation and features of DEFT, are subject to the relevant provisions of the COBP adopted by us.

f) Exercise of our rights and waiver
Our rights can only be waived in writing. We may exercise any right, remedy or power in any way we choose. If we decide not to exercise a right, remedy or power this does not mean we cannot exercise it later.

g) Assignment

i. We may, upon prior reasonable notice, assign or otherwise deal with our rights under this PDS without your consent for legitimate business purposes (including business reconstruction, amalgamation or sale). We may disclose any information or documents we consider reasonably necessary to help us exercise this right, and we may disclose such information to a person to whom we assign our rights to.
ii. You cannot assign any of your rights under this PDS without our prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld).

h) Confidentiality
We respect the confidentiality of your information. Information you provide us will not be disclosed except where we are required or permitted to disclose this information (for example, as described in sections 6, 8 and 9 of this PDS). This includes where we are compelled by law, there is a duty to the public to do so, our interests require us to do so or the disclosure is made with your consent.

i) Additional general information and information about fees and charges is available on request. This PDS sets out general information about our banking services including:

  • our complaints handling procedures, and
  • the advisability of reading this PDS carefully.

   

TYPES OF CHANGE

 Type of change  Timeframe  Method of notice
Introduce a new fee or increasing an existing fee 30 days in advance Electronically
Changes that are materially detrimental to you 30 days in advance Electronically
Government charges

In advance of the change or as soon as practicable afterwards,
unless the change had been publicised by the Government

Electronically or by press advertisement

Changes to any other term or condition No later than day of change

Electronically or by press advertisement

  

11. MEANING OF DEFINED ITEMS

 Term  Meaning
Biller

The business or entity which you are making payment(s) to.

The Biller is also our client, who has engaged us to process payments on their behalf, in order for funds to be deposited directly into their Macquarie bank account.

BPAY® Is a registered trademark of BPAY® Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518
Card Includes credit card, debit card and charge cards
Business Day Every weekday except for Australian national public holidays
DEFT DEFT or DEFT Payment Systems®
eftpos An electronic payment system operated by eftpos Australia Limited
Macquarie / we / us / our Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542, AFSL no. 237502
My wallet

The ‘My wallet’ feature within the DEFT website, which enables you to securely store Card and/or bank account numbers and details

Payer / you / your You, i.e. the person making payment(s) to the Biller
PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, which is a proprietary information security standard for organisations that handle branded payment cards from the major card schemes

PDS Product Disclosure Statement
Sydney time The time in Sydney, New South Wales

  

Please return all relevant forms by mail to DEFT, Macquarie Bank Limited, GPO Box 4294, Sydney NSW 1164, or by email business@macquarie.com, or by fax 02 8232 3926.