What is Interac e-Transfer?
Interac e-Transfer is a service that transfers money directly from your personal bank account to anyone who has an email address and a personal bank account at a Canadian financial institution.
How does it work?
Once you have registered for the Interac e-Transfer service, it all happens in four easy steps.
1. Add Recipient
After registering, you will add the names and email addresses of recipients to your personal Recipient List. You will also create a Security Question and Answer specific to each recipient. This Security Question and Answer, which you create prior to the transfer taking place, is used to ensure the identity of the recipient. If the question is not answered correctly, you will be advised via email and instructed as to how to deposit the money back into your account.
2. Send Money
After completing a 'Send Money' request and receiving a confirmation number, the money will be withdrawn immediately from your TD Canada Trust account. An email will be sent to the recipient advising them of the Interac e-Transfer along with instructions on how to collect the money.
3. Receive Money
To receive the money, the recipient must read their email notification and follow the instructions included (including correctly answering the Security Question). The recipient will be given the options to deposit the money immediately using their online banking service or to provide direction to deposit the money to their bank account by Interac e-Transfer site.
There is no service fee to receive an Interac e-Transfer using TD Canada Trust EasyWeb. However, if the recipient chooses to receive the Interac e-Transfer by providing instructions to Interac e-Transfer site, a service fee may be deducted by Interac e-Transfer site from the transfer amount.
4. Complete Transfer
Once the recipient has deposited the money into their bank account, you will receive an email notification confirming the completion of the transfer.
How secure is this method of transferring money?
Email carries only the notification of the pending transfer. It does not include any personal account information. To transfer the money between your account and the recipient's account, the banks use reliable and secure payment networks that have been in place for a number of years. Furthermore, to identify the recipient when collecting the money, the recipient must successfully log in to their online banking service and correctly answer the Security Question before receiving the money.
Send money today!
To send an Interac e-Transfer, the fee is $1.50. To receive and deposit an Interac e-Transfer using TD Canada Trust EasyWeb, it's free.
Not yet registered for EasyWeb?
Register online today – it only takes a few minutes. Or you can call 1-866-222-3456 or visit your local TD Canada Trust branch. Once you have your Access Card and EasyWeb password, you can begin banking online immediately.
You then register for Interac e-Transfer through EasyWeb.