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Paying employees through your DBS Corporate Account (GIRO)
Paying employees through your DBS Corporate Account (GIRO)
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Written by Nigel Lim
Updated over a week ago


The next step after you have generated a payroll is to pay your employees. You can make payroll payments quickly with our bank integrations.

To download a DBS GIRO file, refer to this article.

Before using this feature, make sure to call DBS BusinessCare at 1800 222 2200 to activate bank file transfer for payroll, or you will not be able to upload the payroll bank file.

NOTE: You must submit the file at least 1 working day before 6pm of the Payment date set within Payboy and the payment will be processed the next day. (Example: If you want the pay to be disbursed on the 5th Jan, you will have to set the payment date to 4th Jan and submit the file to DBS IDEAL by 3rd Jan before 6pm.)

Uploading the file to DBS IDEAL

Step 1: Login to DBS IDEAL and go to your IDEAL Dashboard.

Step 2: Click on "Files" on the sidebar > Click "Browse for Files" to upload the GIRO file

Step 3:

  • Under Payment Type and File Format, select ''Payroll - New Interbank GIRO''

  • Under Approval Option, you may leave it as it is. ("By Transaction Amount")

  • Under Amend Payment Date, you may leave it blank as well if the value date is indicated correctly in the GIRO file (what is the value date?)

  • Once done, click ''Confirm Upload''.

Step 4: Upon successful uploading, you will see the file under ''Pending Approval''

Approving Uploaded GIRO File

Step 1: Click on "Approvals" on the sidebar

Step 2:

  • Tick the checkbox that belongs to the GIRO Payroll File that you would like to approve.

  • Click on the "Approve" button.

Step 3: Click on "Approve Now"

Step 4: Click on "Finished"

Feel free to contact us if you face any difficulties through the support chat icon in the bottom right of the screen or email We will get back to you within 3 working days.

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