Nobody likes chasing people for payment – it’s frustrating, time consuming and can involve awkward conversations. Meet Austin, a Toronto volleyball enthusiast and organizer who often spends his own time and money setting-up volleyball tournaments and meetups with friends. Austin chooses Interac e-Transfer as his preferred way of getting paid back.
A father of two who works at an insurance company, Austin has been playing volleyball for about thirteen years. As volleyball team captain, he’s also responsible for signing up his team for tournaments and league-play. When it comes to participation and court fees, he typically pays out of his own pocket, and then his friends pay him back for their share. For Austin, Interac e-Transfer is the easiest and safest way to get reimbursed. “It’s really convenient — it’s fast and it’s secure. And I’ve got records,” says Austin.
In addition to convenience, money transfers are more secure than cash. Austin explains, “You don’t have to worry about making change for people, and you don’t have to worry about losing that money either. When somebody pays me by cash, I’ll throw it somewhere in my bag. I’ve lost money that way. I’ll pull my shirt out and the money’s gone.” With Interac e-Transfer, the money goes straight into his account.
Interac e-Transfer Request Money and Autodeposit make getting paid back even easier
Austin uses Interac e-Transfer Request Money and Interac e-Transfer Autodeposit features to help automate and speed-up the process of getting paid back. With Request Money, he can avoid the awkwardness of asking friends to pitch in their share of the court.
Austin explains: “In just a couple of clicks, I can send a request to whoever owes me, so they can easily pay me from their debit account. It’s not just an efficiency hack for getting paid back faster, but also helps me remember who’s paid me back and who hasn’t.”
Plus, by enabling Autodeposit, Austin’s money transfers are deposited automatically and instantly into his account — without the need to create or keep track of everybody’s security questions and answers.
Getting the most out of life with shared experiences
After the restrictions of the pandemic, many Canadians are making up for lost time with shared experiences. According to a recent Interac survey, seven in 10 Canadians (74 per cent) are sharing experiences with friends and family and creating new social connections. Group sports and activities are also bringing a renewed source of joy and excitement. And as Canadians make the most of opportunities to get together, more than half (56 per cent) are using Interac e-Transfer to split the cost of shared experiences.
For Austin, using Interac e-Transfer is the simplest and smartest way to share the cost of memorable volleyball moments – with old and new friends alike. He sums up, “Volleyball isn’t just good exercise. It’s a great way to meet some pretty awesome people.”
Watch the below video to see how Justin uses Interac e-Transfer to split volleyball game costs.
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