DATA SHARING & SECURITY

If you haven’t already, check out our No Surprises Policy for our views on your personal information and a summary of what we do and don’t do with it. 


Privacy and data is an important issue and we want you to be aware of and understand how your information is stored and used. When it comes to the specifics, you can find all the juicy details below.  

Overview

When it comes to data, we only collect and use what we need to provide you with the services that will help you with your income, bills, spending and savings. This includes financial information that we aggregate, analyse, interpret and project. The time-consuming data crunching stuff we love to do to help make sense of your money. What we don’t get is your personal information like your address or date of birth, you know, the sensitive stuff that we don’t need to know about that personally identifies you.

We get:

  • Only what we need to provide you with digital services to help with your income, bills, spending and savings. This includes financial information that we aggregate, analyse, interpret and project as explained below.

  • Accounts info (such as names and balances) and transactions (but only things like merchants and amounts).

  • Additional merchant info including names (legal and trading), location, contact details, images (icons/logos) and categories.

We do:

  • Use your financial information to aggregate, analyse, interpret and project. The hard time-consuming data crunching stuff that we love. 

  • Our very best to make the service available and accurate at all times. However, our service relies on factors outside of our control, like the banks providing us with the most up to date information. This means we can’t guarantee it will always be smooth sailing. Please contact us and let us know if something is not working or you are having any difficulties at whatsup@addpineapple.com

We don't get:

We don't do: 

  • Moving money around. This means you can’t make payments or transfers of any kind using Pineapple. Your money stays safe in the banks.

  • Storing of bank user names/passwords. They stay securely in the Basiq platform. It’s super safe and trusted by banks across Australia.  

  • Selling or sharing any of your personal information or allow third parties access to your data without your specific consent. 

How Pineapple accounts work 

To help make it clearer, let’s kick off with a simple explanation.

 

Linking with Basiq

  • When you create an account with Pineapple, we use the Basiq platform to link in your selected bank and financial accounts. 

  • Basiq is a trusted and leading service provider that integrates directly with financial service providers (like banks) and links to your bank, super and investment accounts to be able to provide transactional data to Pineapple. They adhere to strict privacy policies like we do. More information can be found here https://basiq.io/

  • When you link Basiq to your Pineapple account (which you must do for us to be able to provide you with our service), you are agreeing for your financial information that Basiq collects to be shared with Pineapple. 

  • We do not get your banking login information (i.e. user names or passwords). The specific details of what we do get are listed in more detail below. 

  • Put simply, Basiq collects your financial information for us, we then analyse it to provide you with better ways to understand and manage your money. 

  • If any of your accounts are missing from Pineapple, you will need to ensure that they are linked through the Basiq platform.

  • Once set-up and unless you tell us to stop, we continue to sync with Basiq on a regular basis to ensure we always have your latest financial transactions. 

Enhancing transactions with Look Who’s Charging

  • The financial transactions that are collected from Basiq are the same transaction descriptions you see on your bank statements. You know the ones that you often find hard to make sense of because they don’t just say the name of your local coffee shop or the specific supermarket you use.

  • That’s where Look Who’s Charging comes in. Once Basiq sends over transactional data, we immediately send this off to Look Who’s Charging’s to clean up those descriptions into something that makes sense so that you know exactly what they are. No more calls to the bank to please explain! 

  • With this information to hand, we are then able to much more accurately understand and categorise your transactions so that we can give you a clearer picture of your income, bills and spending.

 

Service reliability and interruptions

 

We do everything we can to ensure that our service is available and accurate for you. However, there are a variety of factors outside of our control that may mean it’s sometimes not the case. 

 

Your financial information is provided to us by Basiq, which relies on linked services. These are the banks and financial institutions you have linked to through the Basiq platform. Below are some examples of factors which may impact the accuracy, availability, continuity or completeness of your financial information;

 

  • The account information (and supporting or related data) provided by a linked service is incorrect;

  • The password to a linked service is incorrectly entered, which may cause your access to that linked service to be suspended temporarily; and

  • A linked service contains a bug, is undergoing system failure or suspension of access, which may impact our ability to access new data.

 

These technical difficulties may result in failure to obtain or loss of data, settings or other service interruptions.

 

Keeping your information up to date in Basiq, like when you change an internet banking password, will help. 

 

To the extent permitted by law, Pineapple shall not be liable in respect of any technical or other difficulties which may result in failure to obtain data or loss of data, settings or other service interruptions. 

 

Pineapple does not assume any responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, deletion, non-delivery or failure to store any user data, communications or settings.

The specifics on the data we get

When you first set up and link your account with Pineapple, we will usually get around 3 months of data but it can be more or less depending on the institution your account is with. 

The below tables detail the fields of data we get from Basiq and Look Who’s Charging.

Basiq

All accounts (where applicable)

Institution the account is held at

Name of the account (according to the institution)

Account branch code (or BSB)

Account number (masked)

Account nickname 

Type of account (eg bank, credit card, stored value)

Subtype of the account (eg savings, term deposit)

Transaction & savings accounts

Account balance

 

Credit cards

Account balance

Due amount

Due Date

Term deposits

Asset name

Purchase date for the term deposit

Maturity date for the term deposit

Deposit term length

Balance value at time of date

Balance value at time of purchase date

Interest rate

Look Who's Charging

Merchant

Name

Location

Contact info

Images (icon / logo)

Trading times

Legal info (ABN, Legal Name)

Category

Type

Bank fees

ATM

Recurrence

Supported Banks & Financial Service Providers

Adelaide Bank

American Express

AMP Bank

Arab Bank Australia

ANZ

Australian Military Bank

Australian Super

Bank of Melbourne 

Bank of Queensland

Bank of Sydney

BankSA

Bankwest

Bendigo Bank

Cash Passport Platinum Mastercard - Australia Post

Citibank

ClickLoans

Coles Financial Services

Commonwealth Bank Australia

Beyond Bank

CBUS

CUA 

Defence Bank

Everyday - Australia Post Cards

First Option Credit Union

G&C Mutual Bank

Gateway Credit Union

GEM Visa - Latitude 

GO Mastercard - Latitude

Greater Bank

Heritage Bank

HESTA

HOSTPLUS

Hume Bank

IMB Bank

ING Direct

IOOF

28 Degrees - Latitude

Infinity - Latitude

Low Rate Mastercard - Latitude

Mastercard - Latitude

Macquarie Bank

Bank Australia

ME Bank

MLC

Myer

MyState Bank

NAB

Newcastle Permanent Building Society

Orange Credit Union

People's Choice Credit Union

P&N Bank

Qantas Money

Qudos Bank

RACQ Bank

myMOVE

RAMS

Regional Australia Bank

REST Industry Super

Skye Mastercard - FlexiCards

St. George Bank

Suncorp-Metway

Teachers Mutual Bank

Travel Platinum Mastercard - Australia Post Cards

UBank

Virgin Money Credit Card

Westpac

Woolworths Credit Cards

Consumer Data Right

 

Ever tried to switch banks and experienced how difficult that is because ‘they don’t know you’?

 

It can be time-consuming and painful to start again providing them with all of your information on your income, spending, assets and debts. Soon all of that will change, not just with banking but with all service providers who require this kind of information (such as telecommunications and energy providers), when the Consumer Data Right comes into play (most know this as Open Banking).

 

It will likely take some years to get completely set up, but in short, it will mean that you can tell Company A that you want them to have your information from Company B and they will have to provide it. It will put you in control of your data and you won’t have to go through the time-consuming process to start over with Company B. Right now, there are only a few companies who have been granted the license to be able to provide these services between companies which will have strict privacy and security measures around them.

 

It will be some time before switching banks will be as easy as it should be under the Consumer Data Right and in the meantime trusted providers like Basiq need to use existing ways to get access to your financial information (like securely entering banking login information through their encrypted portals). Open Banking will make this much more convenient in the future.

Learn more about Open Banking https://www.accc.gov.au/focus-areas/consumer-data-right-cdr-0

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