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Pay AnyBody

Save yourself the envelope and stamp. A Pay AnyBody payment can be used to transfer money from your account to any transactional account at any bank or financial institution in Australia.

When making payments to a new recipient or above a certain amount you will be prompted to enter an SMS code so make sure you have your mobile handy. If you’re not registered for SMS code then you’ll be prompted to answer two of your secret questions instead.


  • Payments cannot be made to another bank's credit card. Transfers like this can be processed via BPAY as long as that institution provides a Biller Code on your statement.
  • You can pay up to 500 recipients at a time using Pay AnyBody within Bankwest Online Banking and each payment will show as a single debit on your eStatement.
  • If you're creating future-dated or recurring Pay AnyBody transfers you will need to ensure there is sufficient funds in your account on the day that the transfers are due to be processed.
  • How do I make a Pay AnyBody transfer?

    Step 1

    1. select make a payment from the payments & transfers menu
    2. select Pay AnyBody and the next screen will appear

    Step 2

    1. select the account you want to debit from the drop-down list
    2. enter a payment description for your records (this will appear on your bank statement)
    3. enter a processing date for your transfer (this field will default to today's date so please change if needed)
    4. if you need to make recurring payments (for example your rent or paying off a loan) select a frequency for the payment from the drop-down list and enter an until date or the number of times you require the payment to be made
    5. click next

    Step 3

    1. if you're making a transfer to someone that you have transferred to in the past and saved their details, you can select the recipient from the payment list
    2. if the recipient is not on your saved list, please enter in all the required information and click add to payment list
    3. once the payment has been added to the payment list click next

    TIP: if your payment is above your daily payment limit then you can quickly increase your limit by selecting change payment limit below the amount box.

    Step 4

    1. verify details of payment/s to be made and click confirm to process the payment
    2. click confirm to process the payment

    TIP: BOB will automatically save a new recipient to your Pay AnyBody recipient list so it’s quicker to pay your friends in the future. Uncheck the save new recipient option before you click confirm if you don’t want their details saved.

    Step 5 only required if the payment is to a new recipient or above a certain dollar amount

    1. if you’re registered for SMS code click SMS me now. We’ll send the SMS code to your mobile via text straight away. Check the transaction details are correct and type the 6 digit code into the enter SMS code box
    2. click submit to complete the payment

    TIP: If you’re not registered for SMS code then you’ll be prompted to answer two of your secret questions.

  • Why do I need to confirm my identity for some transactions?

    To help ensure your online banking is as safe as possible we need to verify that all high value transactions or transfers to new recipients are made by you.

  • Can I make payments to new recipients on my mobile?

    It all depends on which device and version of mobile banking you access.

    To help reduce the risk of any unauthorised activity, you can only make payments to new recipients if you are registered for SMS code; and if this feature is available on the mobile banking version you access from your favourite mobile device.

    Currently SMS code is only available on the latest version of the Bankwest app for iPhone.

    BOB will automatically save a new recipient when using the full site so you can conveniently make future payments to family and friends using your mobile.

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