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Register your PayID now

What is a PayID?
PayID is a smart address for payments, created by linking a financial account that you own to a recognisable and memorable piece of information that you use in everyday life – such as your phone number or email address. While the PayID can only link to one bank account at a time, accounts can have more than one PayID. A PayID can be a phone number, email address, ABN number or ‘organisation ID’ such as a company name. With PayID, users can send and receive payments with unprecedented ease, convenience and confidence.


  The value of PayID

Pay with Convenience

  • PayID enables you to send payments without having to ask for or remember BSB and account details, meaning making payments will be easier than ever before.
  • PayID is one intuitive way to pay.
  • If you have multiple accounts, you can also have multiple PayID’s just decide which PayID you want to link to which financial account.

Pay with confidence

  • PayID enables you to make payments to easily recognisable PayID Types like phone numbers and email addresses.

Pay with certainty

  • Services that use PayID may display a PayID Name before you send a payment as an additional level of confirmation that you are sending money to the right person.
  • Make and receive payments with certainty and confidence

A revolutionary way to pay

  • PayID is the first service of its kind in Australia and its biggest impacts are yet to come.
  • PayID will be a critical ingredient in the next wave of Australian Financial service innovation.

The benefits of PayID
PayID has a multitude of different uses and benefits:

  • For Consumers
    PayID makes payments an intuitive experience in keeping with the way we live life today and does it in a way that is safe and secure.
  • For Business & Organisations
    PayID will allow us to request and receive payments in an unprecedentedly easy way, while providing our members with another avenue to exercise our branch
  • For Financial Institutions
    PayID will enable us to develop offerings that enhance our relationship with our members by making their lives easier and better.
  • For Government
    PayID will allow for more frictionless experiences for the citizens we support, serve and interact with.
  • For Service Developers
    PayID is a component that will boost the functionality, enhance the experience and aid the uptake of tomorrow’s financial products and services.
  • For Australia
    PayID will contribute to the enrichment of the Australian economy by making it more open, more available and more innovative.
  PayID in Action

Creating a PayID

  • Create a PayID by linking a PayID Type (mobile phone number, email address, ACN, ABN or Organisation ID. A PayID Type is a piece of memorable and recognisable information that you own and can be linked to a financial account for direct payment. When these two elements are linked you have a PayID.
  • Creation of PayID’s for Business Members using ACN, ABN or Organisation ID must be completed by one of our staff. For Business PayID’s please visit your local branch or contact us on 136191.
  • You can have more than one PayID. All you need to do is enter additional PayID’s and connect them to other financial accounts that you own. You may even have multiple PayID’s linked to one account.

Creating a PayID Name

  • A PayID Name is a name that is associated with your PayID.
  • It is used to help the payer know who they are paying, as the name reflects either the real name of the account name of the recipient.
  • When you create your PayID, you will be asked to include a PayID Name with it. The PayID Name must reasonably and accurately reflect either the financial account owners real name or the account name (for Business Members Only). It must reasonably and accurately reflect your real name.
  • Depending on the functionality of a particular PayID enable service, a PayID Name may appear before you send a payment as an additional level of confirmation that you are sending money to the right person. Make and receive payments with confidence.

Making Payments with PayID

  • In Internet Banking or Mobile App enter the recipients PayID and the amount you want to send.
  • Upon entering a PayID, the amount you want to pay and other information, a PayID enabled service may display a PayID Name as an additional confirmation that you are sending money to the right recipient. Making payments has never been so convenient.

Locking and unlocking a PayID

  • If for any reason you want to temporarily stop people from sending payments to a PayID that you own, you can request your bank to lock it. Your financial institution can temporarily stop people from sending payments to a PayID that you own. They may lock or unlock your PayID for security purposes.
  Transferring your PayID

You can transfer the use of a specific PayID to another financial account that you own. Keep in mind however, that only one financial account can be linked to a PayID at a time.

Within the same Financial Institution

  • If you hold multiple accounts with one financial institution, you can transfer your PayID to another account you own with the same institution.

To Another Financial Institution

  • If you hold a financial account with another institution and want to link a PayID that is currently in use to it, you can transfer that PayID. Contact your financial institution to unlink it from you previous account and then you can create the same PayID with you new financial institution.

Updating your details

  • You can update our PayID Name through your financial institution. The new name you choose however, should reasonably and accurately reflect your real name for consumers or your account name for business.

Closing your PayID

  • If you no longer want to use PayID or no longer own that specific PayID, you can close your PayID through your financial institution. Doing so means that you will have to undergo the process of creating a PayID once again if you want to use PayID in the future.

Register your PayID now
To register your PayID, simply log in to SCU Internet Banking and instructions on how to register your PayID will pop up on the screen. Alternatively you can navigate to the PayID registration section in the main menu under My Preferences / Manage PayID and follow the prompts from there. It’s that simple.

Please note, before you register for a PayID make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details. You can do this by logging on to your Internet Banking, selecting 'My Preferences' and 'Update Contact Details'. Alternatively you can call our Member Contact Centre on 13 61 91 and we will change the details for you.

Pay ID Terms and Conditions
View our PayID terms and conditions 

Want to know more about Pay ID?
Visit payid.com.au


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