As a former notary in private practice, I am very proud to have contributed to the launch of Assyst Payment, as it provides notaries with a revolutionary way of receiving funds from their clients and making payments from their in trust accounts. This is the first solution of its kind in North America and it launched in Quebec!
Assyst Payment was developed by TELUS in conjunction with the Chambre des notaires du Québec, National Bank and Desjardins. Consumers in Quebec can use this solution to transfer funds to their notary as easily as if they were paying their electricity bill through online banking, reducing the need to travel back and forth to the bank and the notary’s office. Assyst Payment also enables users to make payments from anywhere and at the most convenient time while complying with the strictest security standards.
I recently transferred funds to my notary — who happens to be my father — without the need for any paper documents or having to travel. Since I live in Montreal and he lives in Sherbrooke, it previously would have taken quite a bit longer to carry out my transfer, compared to the five minutes it took using Assyst Payment.
When we developed this solution, our primary goal was to make life easier for notaries and their clients. According to a survey conducted at last week’s launch, more than 94 percent of Quebec notaries intend to adopt Assyst Payment. I look forward to its success and expansion across Canada. If you’ve used the service, I’d like to know your thoughts.
Marie-Josée Bolduc is Director Business Development for TELUS Payment Solutions