Your day is a constant balancing act between appointments, work meetings, social get-togethers, and hobbies. Finding ways to give yourself more freedom, flexibility and choice is key to managing a busy life on-the-go.
No matter what your schedule has in store, Interac can help make things a little easier. With plenty of ways to pay, move money securely, and help you get around town, the payment solutions that Interac offers can help you do more, in the way that’s most convenient for you.
Read on as we highlight how Interac can help keep your life in the city running smooth.
Make every stop in the city more convenient with Interac Debit
Keeping a busy schedule means quickly breezing through your side tasks, and all the small stops along the way, so you can focus on making that workshop across town or squeezing in a full workout at the gym.
Interac Debit can help you stay on the move.
With Interac Debit contactless payments, you can tap your debit card or digital wallet to pass through checkout and pay at most of your favourite cafés, shops and restaurants.
Connecting your debit card to your mobile wallet makes it even easier when on-the-go. By adding your debit card to your digital wallet, you’re able to make payments at many merchants without taking your physical card out.
Interac Debit can also help make city commutes easier. Did you know you can use Interac Debit to pay adult transit fares in select cities across Canada? Say you’re in a rush to make that dentist appointment in time – you can bypass the lineups to buy fares or load a fare card, with a simple tap of your debit card or digital wallet at the fare gate.
Tap to pay at the café, then tap to pay for the subway to get to your appointment. Tap your way around the mall, then tap for the streetcar ride on the way home. It’s all made easy with either your debit card, mobile phone, or wearable smart device.
Want to stay one step ahead of your day? Once you’ve loaded your debit card onto your digital wallet, you can use it to make Interac Debit e-Commerce payments from select merchants, like ordering coffee from your favourite café ahead of time or getting takeout for an evening at home with friends.
However you want to pay, in-person or online where available, Interac Debit makes it simple and secure to get what you want, when you want it. It’s budget-friendly too—ensuring you only spend what you have in your account as you go.
Pay for essentials whenever and wherever you are with Interac e-Transfer
As pressing demands like rent, important birthdays, or other household needs come up, Interac e-Transfer can be a fast and convenient way to send money from wherever you are.
Say you just moved into a new apartment and it’s time to pay that first month’s rent. Instead of writing a cheque and physically having to meet your landlord face-to-face, ask if they accept Interac e-Transfer as a way to send funds directly to their account. You can feel confident knowing your money is reaching them in a way that’s fast, secure and easy to track.
With rent paid, you can start looking for new furniture on an online marketplace to make your new place feel like home. Once you find something that catches your eye — like a TV stand, shelf or bookcase — you can see if the seller accepts Interac e-Transfer. Interac research shows that 9 out of 10 Canadians polled use Interac e-Transfer, so there’s a good chance they will too. You can send the funds directly to the seller’s bank account and arrange for a safe pick-up.
And it goes both ways. If you ever need to sell furniture in the future, ask potential buyers if they use Interac e-Transfer to send you the funds directly. Before going out to meet the seller in-person, review some of our security tips to protect yourself against common scams.
Quick Interac e-Transfer Tip
- You can save even more time in your schedule by setting up Interac e-Transfer Autodeposit. After registering, money you receive will be automatically deposited into your bank account, no security question or answer needed.
- You can also use the Interac e-Transfer Request Money feature to remind others when they owe you a payment. It’s quick and easy, while avoiding awkward conversations or follow-ups.
Use Interac as a familiar way to pay while travelling across Canada
It’s been a busy month, but you just got an invitation to stay with friends who have moved out West. It’s time to get away! If your next adventure takes you from Toronto to Vancouver, Interac can help you enjoy the sights and sounds of somewhere new while still having the familiarity of transacting like you do back home.
Start your journey off on the right foot by skipping traffic and hopping on transit as you make your way to the airport. You can sail through the fare gates by tapping to pay for your adult fare with Interac Debit at select transit systems across Canada.
While you’re on the train or bus, why not search for some interesting activities to do at your destination? Look up exhibits you’d like to see at the Vancouver Art Gallery or reserve a weekend of whitewater rafting ahead of time. When you arrive, it’s simple to tap and pay using Interac Debit contactless payments at most merchants to get started on your adventure.
Once you land, you’ll need to figure out how to get around. Vancouver has convenient transit options to reach the areas of the city you want to explore. And, you can use Interac Debit to pay for your adult fare just like you do back home. No separate fare card or tickets needed.
Have a special dinner at your friends’ favourite restaurant? You can help keep the conversation focused on each other and not on who’s paying the bill with the help of Interac e-Transfer. Suggest using Interac e-Transfer Request Money so everyone can chip in their portion once the night’s through.
Interac can help you enjoy more of life in the city
From buying and selling items, getting around town, to celebrating special moments, Interac can support you in getting it all done in a way that’s not only simple, but helps you stay in control of your budget, using money you know you have.
No matter what life demands or how you find balance in your day, Interac can help give you more freedom, flexibility, and choice along every stop of your busy life in the city.
Learn more about how Interac is helping Canadians pay for transit more conveniently.