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What is value transfer?

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A value transfer system is any system, mechanism, or network that receives money to make the funds payable to a third party in a different geographic location. An example of a value transfer could be an employee who makes regular payments to a business for insurance or bills. Businesses can also make regular fixed payments to individuals for salaries and pensions.

A full value transfer is when employees receive the total cost they’re entitled to.

What is an example of a value transfer?

One of the ways a business can complete a value transfer is through pension. Employees are legally entitled to the pension they’ve earned from previous employers. When they change jobs, employees can leave their pension where it is or take it with them to their new pension provider. In this value transfer, they will receive their entire pension from their employer’s pension fund or insurer. A value transfer can be enacted within a certain time period after they change jobs and pension schemes.

What is a large value transfer system?

The large value transfer system (LVTS) is an electronic wire payment system in Canada that oversees fund transfers between large financial institutions, such as the central Bank of Canada. These payments are settled the same day they’re processed. In 2021, a system called Lynx replaced LVTS.

What is a small value transfer?

Small value transfer systems are another way to describe value transfers; they’re systems where businesses or individuals make transactions that are either recurring or nonrecurring. Nonrecurring payments occur less often and don’t have the same value from payment to payment. For example, businesses may pay other employees amounts that do not recur regularly, such as bonuses.

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