A press release from Thursday, a thinly-disguised advertisement for Interac, raises the question.
(I’ve held for 25+ years that Canadians are just too darn polite, but I’m still here!)
The article makes a valid point:
Interac is a superb way to transfer money.
I started using it about 18 months ago. It costs the sender $1.50, which has to be close to the cost of a check and a postage stamp, when all’s said and done.
And it is FAST.
Most commonly I use it in response to a request for a small job.
My target market is the Deep Pockets Club, but right now I won’t turn down a $500 quickie-project from a known contact.
If the contact is the “Head Of” or “VP of” or “Director of”, they can pay out of their personal bank account, for all I care, if they really want the report/macro/proposal by tomorrow.
I issue an invoice, so it is all taxable and above board; they can use the invoice as an expense claim so they aren’t out of pocket.
And the best part: I’ve been paid in advance for my work.
Even I know how to use it …..
Talk to Me !