Interac e-Transfer Request Money

Sending instant money requests to Canadian individuals or businesses allowing for real-time collections

VoPay's Interac Request Money payment service is a streamlined, secure, and cost-efficient way to collect funds from an individual or business with the payor having to approve the transaction request that is sent to their email. This scheme only requires a payor's email address and the payor can then fulfill the request from any of their bank accounts domiciled in Canada.

When to use

This scheme is best used when you need to collect relatively smaller amounts (less than $3,000) per transaction and when you have the payor's email address as opposed to their account number. Furthermore, the funds are available in real-time but keep in mind, the payor needs to approve each request.

How does it work?

VoPay offers money requests in two modalities - email-based or embedded.

  • Email-based: the money request is initiated by calling VoPay's money request API which then triggers an Interac email to the payor. When the payor fulfills the request, you are notified that the transaction has been fulfilled
  • Embedded: the money request is displayed in an embedded form, generated as an iFrame inline within your web or mobile experience. The user can choose their financial institution which will open their banking app to allow them to approve the request. You are then notified when the request is fulfilled

Using the embedded option requires GenerateURL to be set to true when using the money request API

Processing schedule

Through the Interac Request Money solution, you can initiate requests and receive payments 24/7/365. Transactions are processed in real-time, once approved by the payor, and funds are available immediately so that businesses can access these funds when they need them.


Money Requests that are unfulfilled can be cancelled through the cancellation endpoint. The cancellation request will fail if the payor fulfills the request before the cancellation has been processed.