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FRANC 2018 (Finance Representatives of Australian National Churches)

The third FRANC meeting, and second for 2018, was held in October at the Catholic Leadership Development Centre in Melbourne. Presentations were provided on the Banking Royal Commission by Mark Sneddon (Holley Nethercote and Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University), and religious freedom by Patrick Parkinson (Professor of Law, University of Qld). Also presenting were Allen Kupke (CEO, Lutheran Layperson’s… Read more →

Helpful Hints

Users of CCFS Online can update their own details via the maintenance tab, found at the top right of the internet banking home page. After logging in, click on the link to update details such as address, phone, work and personal details. Users can also change their password and register for Secure SMS. Take some time to explore the function… Read more →

Shot of Inspiration

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1Cor 3:10-11 NIV Read more →

CCFS Prepaid Visa Card Replacement Program

The CCFS Prepaid Visa cards expire 31/12/18 and new cards are currently being produced. If we haven’t already been in contact with you, your employer organisation will need to contact CCFS to request the re-issuance of your card. Important facts about your new card: Your employer needs to contact CCFS to have your card re-issued Once your new card arrives… Read more →

CCFS App

The CCFS App continues to provide a cost-effective alternative for mobile giving. CCFS is currently working with the App developers to activate ‘tokenisation’ to expand the functionality of the app. The increased functionality will enable retention of card details and recurring transactions, both of which have high customer demand. Read more →

Donation Station – Tap & Go

As mentioned in earlier reports, the Donation Station was piloted at the 2018 CCVT Summit. It was well received and CCFS received several applications for the machine. What we were unaware of, was the infancy of the product’s integration with the NAB payment gateway that facilitated payments on the machine. This was only revealed when attempting to process these applications.… Read more →

Long Service Leave Accumulator

CCVT are currently working through the transition of MEBS accounts to Victoria, with the majority of account holders electing to utilise the LSL accumulator account. Many Treasurers and church administrators have found the calculations required to complete the form challenging. If this is true for you, please contact CCVT for assistance. MEBS is aiming to have all Victorian account transferred… Read more →

Helpful Hints

Even Better Customer Service. When contacting our amazing customer service team (Mara and Karen), please use the info@ccfsaustralia.org.au email address rather than their individual email addresses. Thanks! Read more →

Shot of Inspiration

God’s provision can come from unexpected places. Jesus instructed Peter… “…go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.” – Matthew 17:27 NIV Read more →

CCFS successful in obtaining an AFSL

During the latter part of 2017, the team at CCFS were working hard to prepare an application for an Australian Financial Services Licence. Many hours were spent in discussions with our specialist lawyers to determine the scope of the financial services licence and, once determined, conducting the appropriate compliance training to meet the obligations required. Just prior to the Christmas/New… Read more →