Electronic funds transfer
Electronic funds transfer (EFT) is the electronic exchange, transfer of money from one account to another, either within a single financial institution or across multiple institutions, through computer-based systems.
The term covers a number of different concepts;
- Cardholder-initiated transactions, using a payment card such as a credit or debit card
- Direct deposit payment initiated by the payer
- Direct debit payments, sometimes called electronic checks, for which a business debits the consumer's bank accounts for payment for goods or services
- Electronic Benefit Transfer
- Electronic bill payment in online banking, which may be delivered by EFT or paper check
- Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) used for interlibrary loans 
- Transactions involving stored value of electronic money, possibly in a private currency
- "The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS)". Medical Library Association. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
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