Elmwood MB Church is set up to receive Interac E-Transfers as on online form of giving. This enables members and donors another means of supporting the church financially rather than only accepting cash and cheques.
Interac e-Transfer is a convenient way to send and receive money directly from your bank account to the church. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through your financial institution, and you can send money to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number and a bank account in Canada — without sharing any personal financial information.
Interac E-Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: How do I send an Interac e-Transfer?
Answer: Exact instructions will vary by participating financial institution. Once you are logged in to your online bank account, navigate to the section for Interac e-Transfer and simply follow their instructions to add a recipient and start sending money.
Question 2: What email address do I send the interac e-transfer to?
Answer: Please contact the office to acquire the email address used for e-transfers. Please do not send e-transfers to the email@example.com email.
Question 3: What is the password/security question I should use?
Answer: The church now has auto-deposit. You may have to set up the e-transfer with a security question, but you can also accept the auto-deposit option. If you choose to use the security question option, please email the answer to the question to the same email address which is used for e-transfers.
Question 4: How do I know that my money has been received?
Answer: Your bank will send you a confirmation that the funds have been transferred.
Question 5: How secure is it to send money by email?
Answer: You are not sending money by email or text message; only the notification travels over the Internet or over the air to advise the recipient that the transfer has been initiated and to provide instructions on how to deposit the money. The money always resides safely at a financial institution, and is transferred through existing payment networks that financial institutions have used for years to settle cheques, bank machine deposits and withdrawals.
Security measures have been built into the system, including:
Confidential user IDs and passwords issued by financial institutions
Secure login process
A security question and answer to ensure only the intended recipient receives the money
Question 6: How much does it cost to send an e-transfer?
Answer: The answer varies by financial institution, but is often less than the cost of a cheque. Elmwood MB Church will not be charged any amount to receive the e-Transfer, so the amount that you send is the amount that we receive.
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