Switch payments

Consider moving your regular payments to your Commbank account to manage them in NetBank and the Commbank app.

Switch your super

Super is your money, so it makes sense to keep track of it. With an Essential Super account, you can track it in NetBank and the CommBank app, just like your salary.

Switching your regular payments

Update your details for regular direct debits (like your bills) and incoming payments (like your salary) to get up and running.

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1. Have the info ready to go

You'll need:

  • Details of your new and old bank accounts
  • Business contact details for the payments you want to update.

Not sure? Here’s a list of popular billers' contact details to save you searching for them. 

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2. Complete the letter(s)

You'll need to complete, print and send the relevant letter(s). Here are the templates to download:

Payment from a bank account (direct debit)

Payment to a bank account (direct credit)

Payment from a credit card (direct debit)

You may also be able to contact your service provider online or by phone to update your card details

Salary (incoming payment)

Share dividends (incoming payment)

Alternatively you can complete the Notice of Variation of account form and return it to a CommBank branch so we can help you switch.

Switching your super

Super is part of your pay, so it makes sense to keep track of it like your salary. With an Essential Super account, you can see your super alongside your other accounts in NetBank and the CommBank app. 

  • Help from Essential Super’s free concierge service to bring your super together1
  • Easy to understand, competitive fees
  • Pre-approved life insurance cover if you’re under 60 years old (provided you fund your account within 120 days of opening it.)

Things you should know

1 Remember before you make a decision, you should compare the costs, fees, risks and benefits of your other super funds against Essential Super. It makes sense to consider whether you can replace any insurance cover you may lose upon rolling over, potential costs for withdrawing from other super funds as well as any investment or tax implications. You should also decide which super fund you want your employer to pay your future employer contributions to and complete a Super Choice form if necessary.

As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. You must be registered for NetBank with NetCode SMS to make payments using a mobile phone. Recipients of payments need an Australian bank account to claim.

Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468 (Colonial First State) is the issuer of interests in Commonwealth Essential Super ABN 56 601 925 435. This information is not financial product advice and does not take into account any person’s individual objectives, financial circumstances or needs. You should read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for Commonwealth Essential Super and consider talking to a financial adviser before deciding whether to acquire or continue to hold this product. Click here to download the PDS, collect one from any branch of the Commonwealth Bank or call us on 13 4074 and we’ll post one out to you. Colonial First State is a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 (‘the Bank’). The Bank and its subsidiaries do not guarantee the performance of Essential Super or the repayment of capital by Essential Super. An investment in Essential Super is via a superannuation trust and is therefore not an investment in, deposit with or other liability of the Bank or its subsidiaries.  An investment in Essential Super is subject to risk, loss of income and capital invested.