CommUnity is pleased to advise that new technology updates to our platform means that CommUnity Members are now able to view their ‘funds raised’ balances on their CommUnity Member dashboard (Web & App).
CommUnity recently partnered with a New Zealand company, Akahu, who will now provide the transactional data that relates to CommUnity Members transactions with CommUnity Merchants. The change to Akahu does mean that to allow CommUnity to function, and for CommUnity Members to support their chosen groups, they will need to relink their account(s) details. This will allow CommUnity to automatically capture the transactional data generated at a ‘bank level’, so that we are able to invoice Merchants for their contribution that will be distributed to the groups that members choose.
To relink their accounts all CommUnity Members need to do is login to their CommUnity account here, they will be directed to their own banks login via the ‘Link Accounts’ tab in their My Accounts (on the app screen) or Manage Account (on your desktop page), which will allow them to connect their account(s). By connecting through their own bank, CommUnity Memberswill be provided with the security of their own bank, along with the additional security that Akahu provides. CommUnity does not store bank and/or card account information and will not access CommUnity Members bank and/or card account numbers or balances, nor do we share personal information with any other organisations.
Akahu complies with all of New Zealand’s security and privacy laws, plus has experience in building New Zealand banking apps. Akahu, who are based in Auckland, employ local staff and are part-owned by Westpac New Zealand. Akahu allows CommUnity Members to control their personal data which CommUnity Members can do, at any time, by visiting my.akahu.nz
CommUnity appreciates the patience of CommUnity Members while we worked to resolve our technical issues. We know that after lockdown local merchants will require CommUnity Members support even more than after the last lockdown. New Zealanders were fantastic then and we know they all will be again.
Remember, with CommUnity anyone can raise money while you shop. It doesn’t cost you anything and you decide who benefits!