In 1985, William Loewen had grown Comcheq to a national company with 22 branches stretching out across Canada. At the time, Canadians living remotely didn’t have a way to make their bill payments in a timely fashion. Bill payments weren’t available by phone and the internet didn’t exist so people had to mail cheques to their creditors; a slow process indeed.
Bill recognized the need for a better way to pay and thus, Telpay was born. This innovative, new technology gave Canadians the option to pay their bills quickly, conveniently, and in a way which they had never imagined possible; by phone. By 2004, Telpay had grown from telephone payments to electronic payments and continued to evolve into the all-in-one payment system it is today.
Telpay has been a payments leader for 37 years and in keeping with Bill’s entrepreneurial spirit, we continue to forge ahead into the future. With a new Ownership Group and President at the helm, Telpay is well-positioned for growth and success. A new cloud-based system is nearing its final stages of development and will be released very shortly. This March, celebrate with us as we look back at our humble beginnings and look forward to the future of Telpay.