LanternPay Direct Debit Service Agreement

1       Definitions

account means the account held at your financial institution from which we are authorised to arrange for funds to be debited.

agreement means this Direct Debit Request Service Agreement between you and us.

banking day means a day other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday listed throughout Australia.

debit day means the day that payment by you to us is due.

debit payment means a particular transaction where a debit is made.

direct debit request means the Direct Debit Request between us and you.

us or we means Lantern, (the Debit User) you have authorised by requesting a Direct Debit Request.

you or your means the customer who has signed or authorised by other means the Direct Debit Request.

your financial institution means the financial institution nominated by you on the DDR at which the account is maintained.

2       Debiting your account

2.1     By signing a Direct Debit Request or by providing us with a valid instruction, you have authorised us to arrange for funds to be debited from your account. You should refer to the Direct Debit Request and this agreement for the terms of the arrangement between us and you.

2.2      We will only arrange for funds to be debited from your account as authorised in the Direct Debit Request. or

We will only arrange for funds to be debited from your account if we have sent to the address nominated by you in the Direct Debit Request, a billing advice which specifies the amount payable by you to us and when it is due.

2.3      If the debit day falls on a day that is not a banking day, we may direct your financial institution to debit your account on the following banking day. If you are unsure about which day your account has or will be debited you should ask your financial institution.

3       Amendments by us

We may vary any details of this agreement or a Direct Debit Request at any time by giving you at least fourteen (14) days written notice.

4       Amendments by you

You may change*, stop or defer a debit payment, or terminate this agreement by providing us with at least 60 days notification by writing to:

Accounts Lantern Claims Pty Ltd PO Box 1157 Manly NSW 1655 or by telephoning us on 1300 526 837 during business hours; or arranging it through your own financial institution, which is required to act promptly on your instructions.

*Note: in relation to the above reference to 'change', your financial institution may 'change' your debit payment only to the extent of advising Lantern of your new account details.

5       Your obligations

5.1     It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient clear funds available in your account to allow a debit payment to be made in accordance with the Direct Debit Request.

5.2     If there are insufficient clear funds in your account to meet a debit payment:

(a)     you may be charged a fee and/or interest by your financial institution;

(b)     you may also incur fees or charges imposed or incurred by us; and

(c)     you must arrange for the debit payment to be made by another method or arrange for sufficient clear funds to be in your account by an agreed time so that we can process the debit payment.

5.3    You should check your account statement to verify that the amounts debited from your account are correct.

6       Dispute

6.1     If you believe that there has been an error in debiting your account, you should notify us directly on 1300 526 837 and confirm that notice in writing with us as soon as possible so that we can seek to resolve your query more quickly. Alternatively, you can take it up directly with your financial institution.   We will let you know if we need further information to consider your query.

6.2     If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by arranging for your financial institution to adjust your account (including interest and charges) accordingly. We will also notify you in writing of the amount by which your account has been adjusted.

6.3     If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has not been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by providing you with reasons and any evidence for this finding in writing.

7       Accounts

You should check:

(a)     with your financial institution whether direct debiting is available from your account as direct debiting is not available on all accounts offered by financial institutions;

(b)     your account details which you have provided to us are correct by checking them against a recent account statement; and

(c)      with your financial institution before completing the Direct Debit Request if you have any queries about how to complete the Direct Debit Request.

8       Confidentiality

8.1     We will keep any information (including your account details) in your Direct Debit Request confidential. We will make reasonable efforts to (a) keep any such information that we have about you secure, and (b) to ensure that any of our employees, agents or other third party service providers who have access to information about you do not make any unauthorised use, modification, reproduction or disclosure of that information.

8.2     We will only disclose information that we have about you: (a) to the extent specifically required by law;  (b) for the purposes of this agreement (including disclosing information in connection with any query or claim); or (c) otherwise in accordance with our Privacy Policy set out at

9       Notice

9.1     If you wish to notify us in writing about anything relating to this agreement, you should write to:  Accounts Lantern Claims Pty Ltd PO Box 1157 Manly NSW 1655.

9.2     We will notify you by sending a notice in the ordinary post to the address you have given us in the Direct Debit Request.

9.3     Any notice will be deemed to have been received on the third banking day after posting.

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