What is an Interac e-Transfer?
Interac e-Transfer is a secure email money transfer service provided by ATB Financial. The service allows anyone with an ATB bank account and an ATB Online account to send or receive money almost instantly from their online or mobile banking.
No money is actually sent through email, and you don’t need to share personal or financial information. In fact, as long as the receiver has a Canadian bank account, all you need to know is their name and email address.
Why use Interac e-Transfer to send money?
Whether you’re paying soccer fees, chipping in for pizza, or sending a gift to a relative in another province, sometimes it’s not convenient (or safe) to send cash or a cheque. Interac e-Transfer allows you to send and receive money in a secure, password-protected environment.
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How to send an Interac e-Transfer
- Go to atbonline.com and log in to your account. If you do not have an ATB Online account, call 1-866-282-4932 or visit your local branch.
- Click on the Interac e-Transfers tab at the top of ATB Online to create a profile and add your recipient.
- Create a security question and answer that your recipient will be able to answer.
- Enter the recipient’s name and email address, as well as the dollar amount you want to send.
Voila! Your part is done. The recipient will get an email confirming that the transfer has been sent, with the dollar amount and instructions for how to deposit it. You’ll get an email once the recipient has accepted the transfer.
How to receive an Interac e-Transfer
When someone sends you an Interac e-Transfer, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the email notification you receive. After you have correctly answered the security question, the money will be deposited to your account, and the sender will receive an email notifying them that the transfer is complete. It doesn’t cost you any money to receive an Interac e-Transfer.
How much does it cost?
For many customers, nothing! The following accounts offer unlimited Interac e-Transfers:
For other Canadian-dollar accounts, sending an Interac e-Transfer costs $1.50. Receiving an Interac e-Transfer is always free. Interac e-Transfers aren't available on the US Dollar Chequing / Savings accounts.
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