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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 →

Tap-And-Go Donation Station

At the Churches of Christ Vic/Tas Summit in May, the CCFS team debuted a new technology available to churches and agencies through CCFS. This Donation Station can be configured to accept donations of specific amounts with just a tap of a credit or debit card. They can be used for many purposes such as accepting ‘loose-change” donations for missions or… Read more →

The Banking Royal Commission and why CCFS is Different

ASIC, APRA, and the Banking Royal Commission have been scathing about the conduct and culture of the major banks and others in the finance sector. The contrast between CCFS and the broader finance sector couldn’t be clearer. The Ultimate Aim: Profit or Mission Of course, it goes without saying that running a viable organisation is essential. However, CCFS is a… Read more →

Helpful Hints

Take care when loading funds on to your MEA Visa Card One very important fact often overlooked by MEA Card users relates to the maximum amount the MEA card can hold. The amount is $4,999, not $5,000. Common sense says the regulators should round it up but no, $4,999 it is. Any attempt to load more will result in a… Read more →

Shot of Inspiration

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. – Rom 5:1-2 NIV Read more →

FRANC 2018 meeting held in Melbourne

Almost forty leaders and senior executives from all major denominations and church groups gathered in Melbourne during March for the second annual FRANC forum at the Uniting Church’s Centre for Theology and Ministry at the University of Melbourne. There was much positive feedback about the gathering with our guest speakers, Dean Pearson (NAB Head of Behavioural & Industry Economics) and… Read more →