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Why can’t I pay my Strata Pay bill? (Biller Code 74625)

As part of Sniip’s partnership agreement with American Express, American Express undertakes quarterly reviews of the billers that we are facilitating payments to.

Amex categorises Sniip as a third party payment provider, and prevents us from making payments to other third party payment providers. Amex has deemed that ‘Strata Pay Pty Ltd – Unit Levies’, as a third party payment provider. Therefore, you will no longer be able to pay this biller using your American Express card. However, you are able to use alternative payment methods such as VISA or Mastercard.

Why didn’t I earn my rewards?

When you earn Sniip rewards, it is most likely that you have been unable to redeem this reward because you paid a direct biller by scanning the Sniip QR code or the AusPost barcode. This is because, when you scan the Sniip QR code, you pay directly to the end biller (and the payment does not go through our Sniip processing systems). Our direct billers include:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council

Please contact our customer service team at or 07 32687710 if you have any further questions around this and we would be happy to chat!

Why aren’t my bills syncing from auto email import?

We’re sorry to hear that not all of your bills are being picked up via the auto import features! There are a few reasons as to why your bills are not being picked up/recognised by the Sniip app systems.

To help us resolve this, could you please contact with further details regarding your situation, or alternatively you can give us a call on (07) 3268 7710 and we would be happy to help you!

What is the status of my payment?

When a payment is made through Sniip it automatically goes into the processing stage. This component of the transaction utilises the BPAY scheme.

The cut-off times for Sniip to receive your payment for processing the following business day are as follow:

  • American Express: 5pm AEST
  • Visa/Mastercard debit: 5pm AEST
  • Visa/Mastercard credit: 11:59pm AEST

Please note: Diners Club cards and pay from Bank Account require one additional day processing time. As such, the cut-off time for two business day processing is 5pm AEST.

Funds take roughly 24 hours to finalise and be deposited into the billers account so we suggest always paying your bill 2 business days in advance. The biller must recognise the BPAY payment as the date that the bill was paid. You may refer to the time-stamped receipt under the “Receipt” tab for record/reconciliation purposes.

How do I verify my payment method?

On some occasions, we may require you to upload a copy of your bank card.

Why is it necessary?
Card verification is an important part of our anti-fraud card security measures. It is our only method of ensuring that you are in possession of the card used to make payments within the Sniip app. 

Therefore, if your account has been flagged within our systems, we might request you to upload a picture of your card which shows: 

  • The first 6 and last 4 numbers
  • Your full name
  • The expiry date of your card

We will never ask you to provide your full card number, or CVV number.

How to submit?
You submit your payment method verification securely through the Sniip app. You will receive an in-app notification that appears when our team has requested that you verify your payment method. Simply tap on the pop-up message and you will be taken to the Verification screen. From here, simply follow the prompts to submit your payment method verification.

How do I verify my account?

Great question! When signing up to Sniip, you do not have to verify your account. There a flags in our systems that will automatically request User Verification. This includes:

  • Adding a payment method to your account that’s different to the legal name on your account
  • Using a prepaid card
  • Setting up pay from a BSB and Account Number
  • Adding numerous blocked bills

To verify your account, simply tap on the in-app prompt that appears when we have requested that you verify your account. Or, you can verify your account by tapping on the menu in the top left corner and selecting ‘Account’, ‘Verify Account’.

For User Verification, we require a copy of your valid government issued photo identification document (e.g. Australian Driver Licence or Passport) which clearly shows your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph
  • Document Number

At Sniip, we’re proud to have achieved full Tier 1 PCI DSS compliance — the same standard that Australian banks comply with.  We have never had a security breach in our 8+ years of operations and have quarterly vulnerability scans to try and penetrate our systems.

Why can’t I pay my FOREX bill (BPAY Biller Code 293464)?

Unfortunately, as determined by our bank partners, we are restricted from allowing payments to certain billers.  Due to the risk profile, American Express has restricted payments to FOREX PTY LTD as it falls under a Foreign Exchange industry.

Some other restricted industries include:

  • Remittance service provider
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Intermediaries
  • Pay-day lenders
  • Internet gambling
  • Casinos
  • Goods dealers
  • Securities and derivatives
  • Managed investment schemes
  • International business operations
  • International students or travel products
  • Hiring and leasing
  • Banking and financial institutions