To use Pre-Authorized Debits, a business must be subscribed to Telpay for Business payroll direct deposit and/or bill payment service and have completed at least 5 direct deposit and/or bill payment session (combined). Additional eligibility requirements may apply. Click here to learn more.
Below are the steps to help you get set up to collect pre-authorized debits from your customers.
Step 1: Authorization Form
If you haven't signed up for Telpay for Business, please complete our Business Payment Application Form.
Please note: Before submitting this form you will need to upload a copy of your company's void cheque, articles of incorporation and have your Authorised Officer(s) electronically sign the authorization form.
Step 2: Download & Install Telpay for Business
Step 3: Account Approval Process
Your Senior Officer and Primary User will be notified by email as soon as your account has been approved. You are now ready for the Software Setup Instructions.
Step 4: Setup Telpay for Business Software with Your Accounting Program
Step 5: Activate Software with Temporary PIN
In order to activate Telpay for Business, the software will prompt you to enter a Temporary PIN. This PIN is a small random amount that Telpay will credit/debit your bank account. It takes approximately 1 to 2 business days for this random credit/debit to appear in your bank account. Take note of the amount and enter it into the Telpay for Business software when prompted.
Step 6: Request for Collection Services (Pre-Authorized Debits) Form
Complete and submit Telpay's Request for Collections Services (Pre-Authorized Debits) form.
Step 7: Comply with Payments Canada's Rule H1
a) Review and familiarize yourself with Payments Canada Business Guide to Pre-Authorized Debit - Business PADs. Go to https://www.payments.ca/resources/payment-guides/business-guides/pre-authorized-debit
b) Review the Pre-Authorized Agreement rules and regulations as set out by Payments Canada.
Step 8: Signing Up Your Pre-Authorized Debit Customers
Offer your customers the ability to pay you through Pre-Authorized Debit. Customers who choose this option must sign a Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement as set out by the Payments Canada's Rule H1.
Step 9: Setup Collections (Pre-Authorized Debits) File
Launch your software, from the main menu, under "Importing or Creating", select ‘Collection Files’. From the ‘Source file description’ drop down box, select the type of collection you require, then choose ‘Create a new file’ and follow prompts and complete required fields.
Learn More - Processing Pre-Authorized Debits