Blackbaud Merchant Services

Debit Cards for Canadian Clients

I would really love it, if we were able to process Debit Cards through BBMS.  Unfortunately in Canada, our debit cards are not tied to a credit card type.

  • Niranjan Balachandran
  • Feb 15 2019
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  • Taisha Elliott commented
    20 Apr, 2023 03:55pm

    We would love to be able to use your mobile pay terminals, but if they don't accept debit cards in Canada, then they aren't much use to us. We would have to rent separate machines to process the debit cards.

    Thank you,


  • Niranjan Balachandran commented
    25 Jun, 2019 07:23pm

    Hi Lee,

    I think we'd like to have it as an option everywhere we would accept payment.  At our events we bring a POS terminal, but for example, we could bring the MobilePay device if Interac was a payment option through BBMS.  Not only that, but we'd also like to be able to take Interac on any donation forms (paper) and online donation forms.



  • Lee Turner commented
    24 Jun, 2019 04:03pm

    Hi Niranjan,

    Thanks for your request. We don't currently have a timeline for when Canadian debit cards like Interac will be available in BBMS but we are interested in doing so. If you have time, could you respond and let me know how you would expect to offer this to your supporters? Would this be a card present/retail scenario like a gift shop or event sales, for your online donation forms, for your back office gift entry cases, or something else?

    Thanks for your input! Currently, I don't know when we'll be able to offer debit card capabilities in Canada but this will help us prioritize how we can best serve your needs.



    FinTech Senior Product Manager, Blackbaud