New e-Transfer payment option at MERA
Using e-Transfer is similar to paying your bills through on-line banking. Once logged into your personal bank accounts you must first add the e-Transfer recipient to a list of “e-Transfer” payees. Look for the function “Add e-Transfer Recipient”. You will need to supply the following information:
- Recipient name : MERA
- Recipient e-mail address :
- Some banks will require you to supply a Security Question and an Answer
Once you have added MERA to your recipient list, return to the “e-Transfer” option. Chose MERA as the recipient, fill in the amount (and the frequency if that option is available) and submit as you would for any other on-line bill payment. Before you confirm the transaction you will have the opportunity to include a short message. It is helpful to include your name and purpose of the transaction in the message. When confirmed, a hold is put on the transferred funds and the bank sends an e-mail to MERA which is used to deposit the funds in the MERA account.
One final, but important step if your bank has requested a Security Question & Answer: You must e-mail MERA atinforming our administrator of the following:
- Reason for the pending transfer (i.e. membership dues; charitable donation; program fee)
- The answer to the Security Question.
- If you are applying for a MERA membership we recommend that you apply for membership using our on-line form..
For subsequent payments or contributions, unless you wish to change the security question, you will not need to edit information in the “Add e-Transfer Recipient” function.
Since the various banks each have slightly different on-line banking sites we recommend following the online instructions from your institution. Here are links to the major institutions: