Transferring Funds to The FMCiC through Telpay Online
The Free Methodist Church in Canada has partnered with Telpay Online to make it easier, faster and cheaper for your church to send in CORE & Giving Stream donations.
There is no monthly fee and Telpay provides a fast and easy online process that includes a way to designate amounts to multiple funds. Funds are debited directly from your church bank account, with a low 50¢ per transaction fee. Your church no longer incurs the cost of mailing in a cheque and remittance form.
Before you can send in your CORE and/or Giving Stream donations, you first have to create a Telpay Online account for your church.
To qualify, you must be an authorized signing officer for the church (company). In order to verify your identity you will need to provide your business number (BN), bank account number with a copy of a void cheque and complete contact information. Once the completed application is submitted, it will take 2-3 business days to validate/approve your Telpay account.
To watch a demo video on how to sign up and process your first payments with Telpay Online,
go to: http://support.telpay.ca/hc/en-us/articles/203475434-Telpay-Online-Business
Creating an Online Account with TelPay:
STEP 1: Go online to Signup –
Scroll down the bottom and click “Get Started”. Press the “SIGN UP” button and then identify as “Business Paying a Business”
STEP 2: Fill out the application –
All fields are mandatory.
The TelPay Biller Code for the FMCiC is: “0091808”
STEP 3: Review your Info –
Press the “NEXT” button at the bottom of the page to review your information. If the information is correct, press the “ SUBMIT”
STEP 4: Check your email –
Within a couple minutes of submitting your application, you will receive an email from Telpay at the address you provided. It will include instructions on how to activate your account. Click on the Activation Link in the email to sign in with your email address and create a new password to login to your account online.
STEP 5: Submit Church Banking Information –
Once logged in, you will need to register your bank account; once you have made your selection (register and make your first payment or only register), press the “NEXT” button to enter the Current Business Banking Information (follow the instructions/guide) and confirm you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions (click on the link to view/print).
The final steps are to send Telpay:
- Photo or a scan of a void cheque (counter cheques are not accepted)
- A signed authorization form (which will be sent to your email)
Email these to [email protected] and include your Telpay Access Number (included in the email sent to you) in the subject line. Alternatively you can fax these documents (including the Telpay Access Number) to: 1-866-396-2548. Please allow 2-3 days for your application and verification to complete. You will receive an email once your application has been approved.
Making a Telpay Online Payment to the FMCiC:
Once your church has been approved, you can make payments any time simply by logging on at:
Step 1: Make a Payment –
Once you are at the ‘Make a Payment’ page, enter the following information: (NOTE: When making the first payment, you have to “add a biller” and provide the FMCiC biller code. Telpay will auto populate the biller code field for subsequent payments)
- Invoice # – Enter a clear description of fund (max. 30 characters).
You can submit multiple ‘invoice’ payments as part of the same transaction (CORE, GLOBAL MISSIONS, CHURCH PLANTING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, BISHOPS RELIEF FUND)
- Payment Amount – Enter the amount for the fund indicated in the invoice field above
- Payment Date – Enter the day you want the payment to be withdrawn
Step 2: Review Payment –
Review your payment details. If correct, press “ACCEPT”
Step 3: Payment Summary –
This page provides details of your payment. You will notice the service fee of $0.50 added to your total payment. Press “PRINT” at the bottom of the page to print a copy for your records.
Step 4: Confirm Payment –
To complete the transaction, you must confirm the payment by pressing “ACCEPT’ at the bottom of the page. You will then see a notice that your payment information has been received. Press “PRINT” at the bottom of the page to print a copy for your records.
Telpay will debit your church bank account on the date you selected. Allow 4 business days for your funds to be processed and sent to the FMCiC account. For the period December 23 to December 31, Treasurers need to forward the e-mail they receive from Telpay confirming their contribution has been received by Telpay to [email protected]. This is to ensure The FMCiC has proof for the auditors that the contribution has been taken by Telpay before year end so that The FMCiC has the authority to record the contribution as a current year contribution.
Contact Isabel Garcia in the FMCiC Admin Department 905-848-2600 x250 or you can contact Telpay at 1-800-665-0302 or visit telpay.ca
♦ FMCiC NOV 2016