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About DCBank

A bank dedicated to meeting the evolving payment needs of its clients

Founded in 2007, DCBank is a Schedule 1 Canadian chartered bank. Our mission is to provide innovative payment and banking solutions to our clients. Our proprietary solutions offer our clients efficiency, flexibility and convenience when it comes to their banking and payments needs. DCBank works closely with its clients, providing personalized service and customized programs that deliver increased value and competitive advantages to our clients.

DCBank is regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, is a member of the Canadian Payments Association, and is a principal member of Interac®, Visa® and MasterCard®.

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About DCBank

History and Growth

DCBank was incorporated on October 3, 2007 as a Schedule I bank under the Canadian Federal Bank Act, and on January 24, 2008, the Federal Superintendent of Financial Institutions authorized DCBank to carry on business. The bank was originally incorporated to be a strategic partner with and facilitate growth of the prepaid card and payments business of DirectCash Payments Inc. (DCPayments), a publicly traded financial services company. Since our founding in 2007, DCBank has grown from a bank with limited products provided for DCPayments to a diversified financial services company, providing diverse financial and payment solutions to individuals and businesses across Canada.

We are proud of what makes us unique, including our emphasis on customer service and in-depth payments expertise. For more than 10 years, we’ve remained dedicated to our customers and committed to payment solutions.

CDIC

Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation

DCBank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), a federal Crown corporation that contributes to the stability of the Canadian financial system by providing deposit insurance against the loss of eligible deposits at member institutions in the event of failure. CDIC insures Canadians’ eligible deposits to a limit of $100,000 per insured category at each CDIC member financial institution. CDIC is not a bank or a private insurance company.

The following products are eligible for deposit insurance from the CDIC, subject always to maximum coverage limitations as outlined in their brochure “Protecting Your Deposits” and provided they are in Canadian funds, are payable in Canada and have a term of no more than five years.

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View CDIC Brochure "Protecting your Deposits"

For further information, please contact CDIC at 1-800-461-CDIC.

Regulatory

DCBank is regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (OSFI) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).


The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (OSFI)

OSFI is an independent agency of the Government of Canada that supervises and regulates federally registered banks and insurers, trust and loan companies, as well as private pension plans subject to federal oversight.

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada
255 Albert Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H2
Call: 1-800-385-8647
Visit: www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

The FCAC supervises federally regulated financial institutions to ensure they comply with federal consumer protection laws and voluntary commitments and codes of conduct. For example, financial institutions are required to provide consumers with information about complaint handling procedures, fees, interest rates and branch closures.

If you have a complaint concerning a consumer protection law or a voluntary commitment or code of conduct, you may contact the FCAC at:

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
427 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B9
Call (English): 1-866-461-FCAC (3222)
Call (French): 1-866-461-ACFC (2232)
Visit: www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca

Note: The FCAC does not provide redress or compensation and cannot get involved in individual disputes.

For a complete listing of federal consumer protection laws, voluntary commitments and codes of conduct, visit www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca.


Basel III

Basel III is a global regulatory standard on bank capital adequacy, stress testing and market liquidity risk. It is intended to strengthen global capital and liquidity rules with the goal of improving the banking sector’s ability to absorb shocks arising from the financial and economic stress, thus reducing the risk of spillover from the financial sector to the real economy.

DCBank’s Pillar 3 Disclosures are as follows:

FAQ

Electronic Funds Transfer FAQs

What is Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)?
A EFT is a payment to a customer’s bank account. EFTs are a convenient, easy and affordable way to deposit funds to a customers bank account.

What is Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD)?
A PAD is a withdrawal from a customer’s bank account, which has been pre-authorized by the account holder. PADs are often used as a convenient way for a business to collect payment from a customer on a one-time or recurring basis.

What can I do if a PAD to my customer’s account is returned non-sufficient funds?
If a PAD is returned due to insufficient funds, the biller may re-present the payment in accordance with the payor’s PAD agreement.

What are DCBank’s processing times?
With our online EFT solution, customers can enter transactions for next day processing until 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST). The transactions are then processed by the Bank at 5:00 AM MST each business day.
DCBank also has advanced processing options for clients who require priority EFT processing, allowing up to 4 files processed per business day.

How can I use DCBank’s EFT platform?

DCBank’s online EFT solution allows its customers to process payments quickly by distributing or collecting funds from customers in Canada. Simply enter your customers’ payment information and funds are deposited or collected form your customer’s bank account. Our flexible, easy-to-use and affordable solution can be used to:

  • Manage recurring billings
  • Process account receivables
  • Distribute funds to customers or suppliers

How do I know why a PAD is returned or rejected?
Below is a list of the Canadian Payments Association return reason codes:

Reason Code Description Abbreviation
900 Edit Reject REJ/REV
901 NSF (Debit Only) NSF/DSP
902 Account Not Found CNT/ITV
903 Payment Stopped/Recalled STP/ARR
905 Account Closed CLS/FER
907 No Debit Allowed NCP/PPC
908 Funds Not Cleared (Debit Only) FNC/FNL
909 Currency/Account Mismatch WCU/MDC
910 Payor/Payee Deceased DEC/DEC
911 Account Frozen FZN/BLQ
912 Invalid/Incorrect Account No. INA/INV
914 Incorrect Payor/Payee Name INP/NOM
915 No Agreement Existed ANP/NOG
916 Not According to Agreement – Personal NCA/ACP
917 Agreement Revoked – Personal ARP/AGP
918 No Confirmation/Pre-Notification – Personal PNP/PRP
919 Not According to Agreement – Business NCE/ACB
920 Agreement Revoked – Business ARE/AGB
921 No Confirmation/Pre-Notification – Business PNE/PRB
922 Customer Initiated Return (Credit Only) REC/CIR
990 Institution in Default DEF/DEF

How do I get set up with DCBank’s EFT program?
The application process is easy. Contact DCBank to get started today at 1.888.466.4043 or sales@dcbank.ca.


Interac e-Transfer FAQs

What is an Interac e-Transfer?
An Interac e-Transfer is a fast, secure and convenient way to send money to anyone in Canada. To send an Interac e-Transfer, all you need is the email address or mobile phone number of the person that you are sending money to. The recipient receives notification that the transfer has been sent, and accepts and deposits the funds to a Canadian bank account of their choice immediately.

How do I send an Interac e-Transfer?
Once you are logged into DCBank’s secure online platform, navigate to the section for Interac e-Transfer and simply follow the instructions to add a recipient and start sending money. DCBank also has API options available.

What is bulk disbursement?
DCBank is one of the first Canadian Financial Institutions to offer its customers bulk disbursement for Interac e-Transfer. Bulk disbursement allows customers to send a single file with multiple individual transactions for a lower cost than individual transaction processing.

How will I know when the recipient has received the Interac e-Transfer?
The sender receives a notification once the recipient has deposited their funds to their bank account. DCBank offers detailed reporting for its clients on the status of Interac e-Transfer transactions.

What are DCBank’s processing times?
Individual Interac e-Transfer transactions are sent real-time within 30 minutes. Bulk disbursement Interac e-Transfer transactions are sent the next business day, with options for priority processing where transactions are sent within 1 hour.

What are the benefits of DCBank’s Interac e-Transfer platform?

DCBank’s online Interac e-Transfer solution allows its customers to process payments quickly by sending individual or bulk payments to customers in Canada, without the need for the recipients’ banking information. The primary benefits of DCBank’s Interac e-Transfer platform include:

  • Flexibility – real-time and overnight processing options
  • Speed – funds are deposited real-time anywhere and anytime the recipient has access to online banking
  • Detailed Reporting – receive real-time acknowledgement and transaction status reports
  • Security – each payment is password protected, allowing recipients to safely and securely deposit their funds
  • Paperless – reduce requirements for collection of personal financial information and issuing, tracking or reconciling costly cheques or cash payments

Can you cancel an Interac e-Transfer?
An Interac e-Transfer can only be cancelled if the funds haven’t already been deposited.

What are the limits for sending Interac e-Transfers?
Limits for sending an Interac e-Transfer may vary by account type. The maximum that may be sent from an account $10,000 per day.

What are the limits for receiving Interac e-Transfers?
Limits for receiving an Interac e-Transfer may vary by account type. The maximum that may be received to an account is $10,000 per day.

How do I get set up with DCBank’s Interac e-Transfer program?
Contact DCBank to get started today at 1.888.466.4043 or sales@dcbank.ca.


Prepaid Card Solutions FAQs

Why choose DCBank for my prepaid card needs?
DCBank provides customizable prepaid card solutions, providing its program managers the ability to deploy specialized programs tailored to specific needs in target markets.

What type of cards does DCBank issue?
DCBank is a leading issuer of Interac, MasterCard and Visa prepaid cards in Canada. We support reloadable, closed-loop, virtual and chip card programs.

What is the first step to set up a prepaid card program with DCBank?
Contact DCBank today to discuss your business opportunity and program needs at 1.888.466.4043 or sales@dcbank.ca.