Interac is Canada's local debit network. It offers customers a secure way to pay for goods and services in person and online. It's the leading in-person payment method in Canada and for some verticals, like everyday purchase categories, can represent 40-60% of transactions. Interac supports EMV, contactless (Flash) and mobile wallet payments.
For ecommerce transactions, Interac provides in-app payment flow where an Interac card is used with Apple Pay and Google Pay. We see strong growth of the Apple Pay and Google Pay payment option, driven by the fact that most banks have chosen Interac for their debit cards in those wallets.
Cost efficient as network and interchange fees are lower than other cards
The only way to accept most debit cards in Canada at POS and through Apple Pay and Google Pay
Low risk of chargebacks
Minimal effort to implement, especially for merchants already offering Apple Pay and Google Pay via Adyen
How it works
- Shopper reviews the order and selects Apple Pay as payment method
- Shopper reviews the payment information and confirms the payment
- Payment complete
- Shopper is able to see the successful transaction from the digital wallet
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