Need to send cash now?  Email it!

If you can send an email, you can send money easily, conveniently and securely with Interac® e-Transfer. No need to know the recipients’ banking information – all you need is their email address and access to online banking.

Whether you owe your friend for pizza, want to surprise your granddaughter with birthday cash, or need to pay a supplier quickly, Alterna makes sending money as simple as 1-2-3.

Interac® e-Transfer allows you to send money - fast - to anyone with a Canadian deposit account, access to online banking and an email address, or smartphone with access to mobile banking. You don't need to know your recipient's financial institution or account number (and they don't need to know yours), and no account information travels through cyberspace at any time. To get started, all you need is an Alterna personal or business chequing or savings account (that requires only one signature for account transactions), an internet connection, and both your and the recipient’s email addresses.

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When to use Interac® e-Transfers

The reasons you may need to use Interac® e-Transfers may include things like:

  • Paying your friend for your share after a dinner out
  • Paying some birthday cash to a family member
  • Paying a supplier for services rendered
  • Sending a roommate your rent contribution
  • And just about any other reason you may have to send someone - anyone - cash

Your recipient is notified by email and/or text message when you've sent them money, and in a few easy clicks, the money is in their account.

The best part is that you don't have to make a mad dash to an ATM, or write and snail-mail a cheque. Interac® e-Transfer is the convenient, fast and secure way to send money.

Watch our short step-by-step demo to see for yourself just how easy Interac® e-Transfer is, and get started right away.

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