Direct Debit Request Service Agreement
This is your Direct Debit Service Agreement with Bank of Melbourne – A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714 through the following debit user numbers: 161505, 161757, 161738, 029590, 004434, 161430, 161667, 161499, 161666, 055489, 106600 and 000439. It explains what your obligations are when undertaking a Direct Debit arrangement with us. It also details what our obligations are to you as your Direct Debit provider.
Please keep this agreement for future reference. It forms part of the terms and conditions of your Direct Debit Request (DDR).
account means the account held at your financial institution from which we are authorised to arrange for funds to be debited.
agreement means this Direct Debit Request Service Agreement between you and us.
banking day means a day other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday listed throughout Australia.
debit day means the day that payment by you to us is due.
debit payment means a particular transaction where a debit is made.
Direct Debit Request means the written, verbal or online request between us and you to debit funds from your account.
us or we means Bank of Melbourne – A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation, (the Debit User) you have authorised by requesting a Direct Debit Request.
you means the customer who has authorised the Direct Debit Request.
your financial institution means the financial institution at which you hold the account you have authorised us to debit.
1. Debiting your account
1.1 By submitting a Direct Debit Request, you have authorised us to arrange for funds to be debited from your account. The Direct Debit Request and this agreement set out the terms of the arrangement between us and you.
1.2 We will only arrange for funds to be debited from your account as authorised in the Direct Debit Request.
1.3 If the debit day falls on a day that is not a banking day, we may direct your financial institution to debit your account on the following banking day. If you are unsure about which day your account has or will be debited you should ask your financial institution.
2. Amendments by us
2.1 We may vary any details of this agreement or a Direct Debit Request at any time by giving you at least 30 days written notice sent to the preferred email or address you have given us in the Direct Debit Request.
3. How to cancel or change direct debits
3.1 You can:
a) cancel or suspend the Direct Debit Request, or
b) change, stop or defer an individual debit payment,
at any time by giving at least 7 banking days’ notice.
To do so, contact us at Merchant Business Solutions, GPO Box 18, Sydney NSW 2001 or by calling 1300 603 266, available 24/7.
4. Your obligations
4.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient cleared funds available in your account to allow a debit payment to be made in accordance with the Direct Debit Request, and notify us as soon as possible if you need to change your account.
4.2 If there are insufficient clear funds in your account to meet a debit payment:
a) you may be charged a fee and/or interest by your financial institution; and
b) you must arrange for the debit payment to be made by another method or arrange for sufficient clear funds to be in your account by an agreed time so that we can process the debit payment.
4.3 You should check your account statement to verify that the amounts debited from your account are correct.
4.4 We reserve the right to cancel the direct debit arrangements if three consecutive debit payments are dishonoured by your financial institution, and to arrange with you an alternative payment method.
5.1 If you believe that there has been an error in debiting your account, you should notify us directly by calling 1300 603 266, available 24/7. Alternatively, you can contact your financial institution for assistance.
5.2 If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by arranging within a reasonable period for your financial institution to adjust your account (including interest and charges) accordingly. We will also notify you in writing of the amount by which your account has been adjusted.
5.3 If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has not been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by providing you with reasons and any evidence for this finding in writing.
5.4 If you have a complaint, please contact us on 132266
6.1 You should:
(a) check with your financial institution whether direct debiting is available from your account as direct debiting is not available on all accounts offered by financial institutions;
(b) check your account details which you have provided to us are correct by checking them against a recent account statement; and
(c) check with your financial institution before completing the Direct Debit Request if you have any queries about how to complete the Direct Debit Request.
7.1 We will keep any information (including your account details) in your Direct Debit Request confidential. We will make reasonable efforts to keep any such information that we have about you secure and to ensure that any of our employees or agents who have access to information about you do not make any unauthorised use, modification, reproduction or disclosure of that information.
7.2 We will only disclose information that we have about you:
(a) to the extent specifically required by law; or
(b) for the purposes of this agreement (including disclosing information in connection with any query or claim).
8. Contacting each other
8.1 If you wish to notify us in writing about anything relating to this agreement, you should write to: Merchant Business Solutions, GPO Box 18, Sydney NSW 2001 or call us on 1300 603 266, available 24/7.
8.2 We will notify you by sending a notice to the preferred address or email you have given us in the Direct Debit Request.
8.3 Any notice will be deemed to have been received on the second banking day after sending.