“Hey Siri pay rent"

Regularly pay someone? Your share of the weekly groceries or bills, subscriptions (think… tv streaming) even your rent.

Set up a Siri Shortcut using a memorable phrase and you can pay someone from your CommBank address book on the go (or while you’re scrolling on your couch).

Make your phrase unique and memorable. Something you’re comfortable saying out loud.

A fast, hands-free way to pay using your voice.

Start using Siri Shortcuts

What you need first:

  1. Download the CommBank app
  2. iPhone device with iOS 12 or later 
  3. If you don't bank with us, open a bank account or apply for a credit card

Set up a Siri Shortcut

  1. Log on to the CommBank app and choose Pay someone
  2. Choose someone whose bank account details are saved in your CommBank address book
  3. Enter amount, description and tap Done
  4. On the Payment successful screen, tap Add to Siri and record your unique phrase

Your phrase will now be linked to that specific payment – same person, same amount (unless you decide to change it)

Choosing and using your phrase

Screenshot showing Add to Siri button

Add to Siri in the CommBank app

Made a payment once and likely to make it again? Tap Add to Siri

Screenshot showing the red button

Record your phrase

Tap the red record button to lock in your Siri Shortcut phrase e.g. Pay rent

Screenshot showing Siri waiting for your phrase

Say phrase

Say your shortcut phrase when you want to pay .e.g. “Hey Siri pay rent”

Screenshot of confirmation screen

Confirm payment

Log on to the CommBank app (if you haven’t already) check the payment details on screen, tap done

Changing your phrase

Here’s how to re-record or delete your phrase.

  • Use Touch ID or Face ID to log on to your iPhone
  • Go to your Phone Settings
  • Tap Siri & Search
  • Tap My Shortcuts and choose the phrase you want to edit

Also check Apple Support.

Keeping your info secure

Even though you’re asking Siri to pay someone, your personal and banking info remains secure.

You’ll use Face ID or Touch ID to log on to your iPhone and we’ll always ask you to confirm the payment before it’s made. This avoids duplication or you accidently paying someone more than you owe.

However you choose to pay, we take fraud protection very seriously. We look for any suspicious activity and take steps to protect your account.

Things you should know

Only available for payments using someone’s bank account details. Not currently available for payments to mobile numbers or for International Money Transfers.

Siri Shortcuts is available on iPhone devices with iOS 12 or later.

We aren’t responsible for any issues with Siri Shortcuts or if Apple make any changes to technology that impacts the way you access the CommBank app.

Full terms and conditions available on the CommBank app. The CommBank app is free to download however your mobile network provider charges you for accessing data on your phone. The CommBank app is available on Android operating systems 4.4+ and iOS operating system 9.0+. Terms and conditions are available on the app. NetBank access with NetCode SMS is required.

Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, Face ID, iPad, iPhone, Safari, and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

The advice on this website has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. 

Please view our Financial Services Guide (PDF). Full terms and conditions for the transaction and savings accounts (PDF) mentioned and Electronic Banking (PDF) are available here or from any branch of the Commonwealth Bank.