How Interac became one of the most trusted financial service brands
Historically, there have been two providers of different Interac-branded products and services, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation.:
- Interac Association
A cooperative venture originally created by Canada’s major financial institutions in 1984 to give Canadians broader access to their money through a single shared network. Products: Interac® Cash, Interac Debit, Interac Flash®
- Acxsys Corporation
Created in 1996 by eight financial institutions who built the Interac network to develop new business partnerships and services, including: Interac e-Transfer®, Interac Online, mobile payment solutions and international services.
The reorganization of Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation into Interac Corp. was completed in 2018, bringing all Interac-branded products and services together under one company. As a single corporate entity, Interac Corp. is better able to fund innovation, while at the same time reducing certain business, operating and legal complexities.
In 2019, Interac Corp. (Interac) acquired Ottawa-based 2Keys Corporation (2Keys), a national leader in enabling secure digital experiences for Canadian governments, financial institutions and commercial clients.
The acquisition of 2Keys continues to play a critical role as Interac supports the future of digital ID and commerce by empowering Canadians to securely access and use their identity, data and money with confidence and convenience.