St John's Banking Codes
Following advice from the auditor, we have recently altered our banking arrangements. Please read the following carefully.
To improve the process around payments, we have moved our account to Westpac (from the Commonwealth Bank). The CBA requires two signatories to approve payments using the same device in the same location (which is not always practical).
The Bendigo Bank is now our preferred bank.
The CBA account will, for a time, remain active but it is preferred going forward if you can select the Bendigo or Westpac Bank account for making donations.
When transferring or depositing funds into our Bendigo bank or Westpac accounts, would you please add the specific code to the transaction description (the one that we get) so that the purpose of those funds can be correctly allocated in our accounting system.
Please put the code first in the transaction description, rather than last, because all descriptions are shortened when we get them.
Please use the word TITHE or GIVING as the transaction description for all OFFERTORY deposits. Please use uppercase as shown. There is no need to include your name for offertory deposits.
Please make your offertory gift deposit to either:
These codes do not apply to your gifts to the building fund accounts, which should be paid directly into ADF accounts.
^ Please use all UPPERCASE codes as shown.
# We do not provide receipts nor do we arrange for the mission you are supporting to provide them. If you want a receipt, please send your gift directly to the mission you're supporting. If you need banking information for that mission, please email the Treasurer who will forward those details to you.
PLEASE NOTE: Combining two or more codes in one transaction will not work. Our automated system will recognise the first from our list of codes in any transaction and ignore any other code(s) in the same transaction. Therefore please use each gift or payment code in a separate transaction.
*** Bookstall Deposits ONLY ***
Only for Books from the bookstall please use the following bank account
Westpac Bank account (BSB: 033-344, Account No. 403760).
The Account number is very close to the general giving account - Please ensure you pick the correct account!
Include the title of the book. You generally have 18 characters. Do your best.
*** International Deposits ***
For International Payments please use the Westpac Bank
Depending on your bank you might only have account number include the BSB + Account number on the document.
If you need further instructions please contact the Treasurer.