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ASL’s low cost, batch payment solution

Direct Entry is used to batch process bank transfers, salary, Government benefits and direct debit transactions.

We offer two types of Direct Entry solutions:

  • Standard Direct Entry
  • Government Direct Entry – compliant to Government requirements

Direct Entry uses the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS) for electronic debit and credit payment instructions. This system co-ordinates and facilitates the exchange and settlement of bulk electronic transactions between banks. Direct Entry is generally used for smaller day-to-day payments but is available for payments up to $100 million. To make and collect payments, a business needs to be approved as a direct entry user by a financial institution, that is, ASL.

We are a tier 1 participant of BECS clearing stream and provide tier 2 sponsorship to our Members. Our solution meets or exceeds APCA’s requirements and industry standards. We can also offer ASL-supplied BSBs or help source your own.

There are several features on offer with ASL’s Direct Entry solution:

  • Scheme sponsorship, Direct Entry user number – your own unique identifier
  • Same day, secure settlement (up to 5 times a day, plus one overnight)
  • Batched payments capable of reliably handling high transaction volumes
  • Daily reporting (ASL Direct portal)

The key benefits of ASL’s Direct Entry solution are:

  • Relatively low cost
  • Easy to implement

We consider our Customer’s as Members of ASL. As a Member, you also benefit from:

  • Dedicated Account Management with access to a range of product, technical and operational resources. 24/7 monitoring and business continuity management.
  • Best-in-class payment products to support your business with ongoing thought leadership and planning to ensure future products are available when your Customers need them.
  • Payment experts available for consultation on your business and will represent your needs with key Suppliers, and industry regulators, associations.
  • Member and Product onboarding are supported by a dedicated Implementation (Project Manager) so Members are supported at any point of these changes.

ASL have operated for over 20 years supporting Australian organisations and were the first non-bank to hold an Exchange Settlement Account (ESA). We are an approved deposit taking institution (ADI) and supervised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

For more information on ASL's DIRECT ENTRY Solution
Direct Entry – ASL
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