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Electronic payments

After you record a payment to a supplier or employee in MYOB, you can then deposit the funds into their account. This is called 'electronic payments'.

Why you should use electronic payments

  • More secure – no carrying wads of cash

  • Cash and cheque payments are becoming rare – your employees and suppliers are likely to expect cashless payments

  • Paying electronically from your MYOB software makes it easier to keep tabs on payments as it creates an audit trail

Using a bank file

You can pay employees and suppliers electronically using a bank file. Once you've completed some one-off setup tasks, you'll be able to create a bank file from MYOB then upload it to your bank for processing.

Bank file payments

Setting up electronic payments

Before you can make electronic payments you'll need to set up a few things. Take a look at Setting up electronic payments for all the details.

Making payments

Once you're set up, you're ready to start making electronic payments. For all the details, see Making electronic payments.


Do I have to pay my employees and suppliers electronically?


No, but there's good reasons to pay electronically, such as greater security and convenience and to keep an audit trail of payments in your MYOB.

When you're setting up your employees, you can decide which ones you want to pay electronically by choosing their payment method.

You can also decide which supplier payments you want to pay electronically when you enter their payment transaction by choosing the Electronic Clearing Account as the Bank account.

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Who in the MYOB business can use electronic payments?


Anyone who has access to the BankingPayroll or Purchases areas of the MYOB business can set up and process electronic payments. Access to these areas is controlled by the roles and permissions that are assigned to each user in the MYOB business – see Users.