- Bank of America is launching Global Digital Disbursements for commercial clients in Canada.
- The launch in the Canadian market is facilitated via a partnership with Canadian interbank network Interac.
- Global Digital Disbursements enables fast mobile B2C payments, helping businesses replace cash or check payments.
Global Digital Disbursements enables fast mobile B2C payments for users in multiple industries, such as insurance, healthcare, and education. The solution, which uses a person’s email address or mobile phone number as their identifier, works for companies seeking to replace cash or check payments.
“This is a milestone for Bank of America in Canada, as we continue to meet the evolving digital needs of our multinational clients, providing them with enhanced speed, flexibility and transparency to manage their payment and receipt flows,” said Bank of America Head of Product for Global Transaction Services, Canada Leslie Konecny.
The solution, which is available to Bank of America’s commercial clients that hold deposit accounts at the bank’s branch in Canada, uses Interac’s e-Transfer service, a solution that moves money across Canada to more than 300 other banks.
Unique to the Canadian market, Bank of America is making the Request for Pay feature available with Global Digital Disbursements. This feature enables businesses to text or email customers an invoice that contains a link to pay the required amount, which ultimately results in faster payments.
“The launch of Global Digital Disbursements in Canada follows the bank’s 75th anniversary in the country,” said Bank of America head of GTS Canada Maureen Jarvis. “This much anticipated launch speaks to our commitment to local innovations in financial services that help our clients realize cost savings and a competitive edge.”
Bank of America serves 68 million retail and small business clients through operations across the United States, its territories, and more than 35 countries. The bank is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BAC and has a current market capitalization of $232 billion.