Australia Post has expanded it MyPost Digital Mail box offering under a new agreement with Westpac.
Westpac customers will now be able to receive statements and important communications with the MyPost Digital Mailbox.
It is the first major bank in the country to sign onto the Digital Mailbox and joins some of Australia’s largest businesses and government owned organisations, including Telstra, AMP, David Jones, Yarra Valley Water, Western Water, Sydney Water, Power Water, Brisbane City Council and Velocity Frequent Flyer.
The Federal Government’s myGov is also offering citizens a secure platform for trusted online services.
Australia Post managing director and chief executive, Ahmed Fahour, said the Digital Mailbox, now in its second year, continued to gain momentum as more providers took up the offering, in addition to the current 45.
Customer registrations are up 86 per cent in the past eight months.
“Today’s announcement sees MyPost Digital Mailbox reach a major milestone, with Westpac – one of the country’s largest banks – becoming a trusted provider on MyPost Digital Mailbox, and offering customers leading-edge solutions to make every day jobs easier,” Fahour said.
“Trusted online services require digital mailbox solutions not solved by emails, as evidenced by the many banks that will not distribute bank statements and accounts by email.
Westpac managing director and chief executive, Brian Hartzer said Westpac was pleased to be the first major bank to partner with Australia Post to provide a secure digital service to access a range of banking information.
“The MyPost Digital Mailbox gives customers more flexibility in how they want to receive information from Westpac, while also providing additional functionality," he said.
"Today’s announcement is another example of how Westpac continues to look at new ways to give customers greater flexibility through online channels.”
The MyPost Digital Mailbox is part of the expanding MyPost account service, which reaches over 1.5 million Australians.
It is a free service to Australian citizens that allows customers to receive statements and bills, set reminders and make payments for most of their bills online, using any device with an internet connection, anywhere, any time.
Users can also store documents, statements and bills in a private ‘in the Cloud’ service hosted in Australia.