July 2018 – Bank transaction fees

Banks generally do not charge a transaction fee when depositing money into a bank account by cheque or by cash at a branch of the bank.  In our case, we use Macquarie bank and the DEFT system for our fully managed and bookkeeper clients.  Macquarie bank does not have their own branch network and uses the Australia […]

Banking: KIS

Recently we received a new client using three different bank accounts. One for levies, one for admin fund and one for sinking fund. Hundreds of transactions between three different accounts quickly pile up into a complicated tangle that will take ages to unravel come EOFY. This system is both complex and unnecessary! With sophisticated software […]


New lot owners are often confused by the settlement process between buyer and seller and what happens with levies and lot ledger balances.  The BCCM regulations state S79 (Small Schemes Module) and S145 (Standard Module) that – A liability to pay a body corporate debt in relation to a lot is enforceable jointly and severally against […]

DIY Body Corporate and BPAY for levy payments

A Body Corporate Secretary in Innisfail recently asked me why we have not included BPAY as a payment option within the DIY-BC system.  BPAY could easily be integrated into the system but the issue is one of bank expenses for the Body Corporate which many small Bodies Corporate can not justify.  Firstly, there is a bank […]