Our Story

CheckVault is Australia’s premier secure payment system. Unlike conventional escrow, CheckVault does not act as custodian – instead appointing an independent agent we call the escrow agent. CheckVault’s escrow agent is Perpetual Corporate Trust Limited – one of Australia’s leading Trust companies with over a century of experience.

CheckVault provides a secure escrow service, where client funds (the money being paid for goods or services) are held by a trusted specialist custodian until both the buyer and seller agree to the release of funds. In the event of a dispute, the funds are held by the custodian until the matter is resolved or as directed by a court of competent jurisdiction.

CheckVault Pty Ltd (ABN 46 159 355 781) holds an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL 429768) and is a independent remittance dealer under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (Cwth) 2006.  CheckVault Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of CheckGroup Pty Ltd (ABN 47 159 821 093).


Our Advisory Board

Jeremy Bierer

Jeremy is a pre-construction specialist with considerable experience in establishing projects for the infrastructure sector and the built environment. He is currently the National Business Development Director at Daly International, and is also responsible for its engineering subsidiary Woolacotts. Jeremy has a very strong network of relationships with financial institutions, architects, project managers and commercial builders. Jeremy was previously a building and construction analyst for economic consultancy BIS Shrapnel.


Tim Casey

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He previously held a number of senior positions at St George Bank, including Senior Manager, Electronic Channels and Manager, Group Internet and e-commerce. Tim has Private Banking experience with Barclays Bank Australia Ltd.


Kieran Martin

Kieran has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Kieran is the co-founder of CheckVault, founder of Hill Capital, and Chairman of Watkins Coffey Martin Chartered Accountants. Kieran holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Dean Rushton

Dean has over fifteen years’ experience as a marketing and operational strategy specialist within the financial services industry. Dean is currently the Director/Principal of Direct Target, a digital marketing and consulting firm specialising in high performance online lead generation. Previously he worked as Chief Operating Officer for LoanMarket and X Inc. Finance, a financial services start-up he co-founded. He also has considerable experience with some of Australia’s largest lenders, including Aussie and Westpac Banking Corporation. Dean is a Graduate and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

More Questions?

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If you feel that this is a service which may work but have some questions, you can try searching for an answer in our frequently asked questions or giving us a call on our support line 1800 CVAULT (1800 28 28 58).

 For individuals

Purchase with confidence using CheckVault Secure Escrow.

 For businesses

Start accepting CheckVault Secure Escrow for your business today.

 For construction

Timely payments, retention security, document management.

 For marketplaces

Rapid integration into existing marketplaces and classifieds.