If you’re a BMO Bank of Montreal customer with an Everyday Bank plan, the company has announced Interac e-Transfer fees have been eliminated. BMO says this also includes Canadian chequing and Premium Rate Savings accounts part of a plan.
Martin Nel, Head, Personal and Small Business Banking, BMO Financial Group, said in a statement, “The expectations of our customers are shifting as more turn to mobile to bank on the go quickly and seamlessly. Offering free Interac e-Transfer transactions is another example of how we’re providing digital solutions that meet these changing needs, and simplify the lives of our customers.”
Nel added customers are using Interac e-Transfer “more than ever before”, using the service to pay and transfer funds for pretty much everything.
As for other big Canadian banks, CIBC charges $1.50 per transfer (free for Smart Accounts), while Scotiabank still charges $1.00 per transfer (but some accounts get 2 free per month).
Earlier this morning, Scotiabank added support for iOS 10’s iMessage extension, to allow for seamless Interac e-Transfers within the Messages app, and customers can only hope fees would similarly be eliminated like competitors.