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Powering seamless and secure connections for customers. Always.

For over 60 years Cuscal has been empowering seamless and secure connections for customers, providing banks, mutuals and credit unions, payment service providers and enterprise clients with wholesale connectivity services to Australia’s entire payment ecosystem.

Discover the role Cuscal plays in enabling access to Australia’s card payments network and how we ensure the safe, secure and seamless processing of retail card payments for our clients and their customers.

Contact us to discuss your payment requirements and how we can help your business.

What our clients have to say about Cuscal as their payments partner

Throughout our history, Cuscal’s primary focus has been on empowering our clients to thrive and succeed in a digital-first economy.

As the leading independent provider of payments solutions in the Australian financial services, we have consistently demonstrated our leadership in innovation and adaptability. Our comprehensive portfolio of payments solutions, combined with our track record of delivering first-to-market solutions, has played a vital role in fostering competition in the sector and providing consumers with greater choice. Here is what some of our clients have to say about us.

We sincerely appreciate your ongoing partnership and the trust you have placed in our services.

Curious Thinkers 2022 – a look back

Cuscal held its annual flagship thought leadership event, Curious Thinkers, on 26-27 July 2022.

2022’s theme for Curious Thinkers was Shaping the Future: Addressing today’s challenges with tomorrow’s technology. The keynote speakers and panel presentations focussed on how our clients can harness innovation and digital technologies to remain at the forefront of a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.

A big thank you to all our amazing speakers who took time to share their insights and thought-provoking ideas. We also want to thank our clients, partners and associates who joined us for the event.

Cuscal Innovation Timeline

With a rich history of innovation and many industry firsts, Cuscal is the largest independent provider of payments in Australia.

Partnering with a wide variety of organisations, ranging from small mutuals to large consumer banks to new age fintechs amongst others, Cuscal enables organisations to implement the best payment solutions to suit their needs. Now with the emergence of PayTo and Open Banking, the payments landscape of Australia is about to change, and Cuscal is leading the way.

Cuscal has had and the exciting innovations we are looking forward to in the future. We thank every Client and partner who has been part of our journey.

Watch the video which encapsulates the remarkable journey of Cuscal up until October 2022.

Today’s foundations for tomorrow’s payments | Curious Thinkers 2022

Nathan Churchward (Cuscal) moderates a session with Christian Westerlind Wigstrom (Monoova), Luke Fossett (GoCardless) and Marnie Ryan (NPPA)

As one of Cuscal’s key strategic priorities and a true leader in this space through our ongoing commitment with the NPPA, this session aims to reinforce the benefits of PayTo and to get clients excited that there will be take up of PayTo. The content will be aimed at sharing the benefits on the initiator side as well as demonstrating what’s important from a payer side – how do our banking clients position this as a competitive advantage with their customers?

Cyber Security: Disruptive thinking in Cyber Risk Management | Martijn Verbree

Martijn Verbree joins virtually for his talk on Cyber Security at Curious Thinkers 2022.

This is an extremely important topic for organisations as it is a growing problem for their business and customers. The keynote will give insights and knowledge to strengthen security measures and educate customers to be cybercrime-wise.

Digital Currency Landscape | Anthony Jones and Steve Vallas

Anthony Jones speaking at Curious Thinkers 2022.

Everyone has heard about it, and everyone is either involved or knows someone who is in some way. The Digital Currency afternoon aims to provide attendees with an understanding of the overall landscape and where the opportunities lie for all client segments, what the regulators are thinking and how Cuscal is responding to this increasingly important topic.

Industry Evolution: How the Fintech community is enabling growth and innovation | Curious Thinkers 2022

A panel discussion with Rimal Gokani (Zai), Tim Wilks (Coinspot) and Adam Theobald (Ordermentum) at Curious Thinkers 2022.

The market is changing, and you can get there when you have to meet regulatory requirements, or you can get there on your own before you have to. This session aims to provide tips on how to deal with the changing market by showing how the fintech community is responding.