A transfer is the action of moving funds. Funds may be transferred between two Helix accounts, or one Helix account and an external account. Funds may not be transferred between two external accounts.

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One transfer typically creates exactly one transaction. However, if a fee (such as a RegD fee) or some other kind of surcharge applies, more than one transaction may be created.


transfer Object

PropertyData Type (length)Description
amountdecimalThe amount of funds to transfer
customerIdintegerThe Helix-assigned unique ID for the customer initiating the transfer.
descriptionstring (255)A client-specified description which will appear in the description property on the transaction object if the transfer is successful.
fromIdintegerThe accountId or externalAccountId from which funds are being withdrawn. Note: this is not accountNumber.
nachaDescriptiondeprecatedUse description instead.
tagstring (50)A program-wide unique identifier in your system for this transfer which may be useful for search purposes. You will be able to search via this value in the Helix Admin Console. Must be unique for all transfers within your program. If transferring funds between two different customers' accounts, this is the tag that will be associated with the transaction on the sending (fromId) account.
toIdintegerThe accountId or externalAccountId where funds are being sent/deposited. Note: this is not accountNumber.
toCustomerId*integerThe Helix-assigned unique ID for the customer who owns the account receiving funds (if different from the customer sending funds)
toCustomerTag*string (50)The tag property of the customer who owns the account receiving funds (if different from the customer sending funds)
toTransactionTag*string (50)If transferring funds between two different customers' accounts, this is the tag that will be associated with the transaction on the receiving (toId) account. This value must be unique across all transactions within your program.

*Property relates to peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer functionality. Use of peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer functionality requires approval from Q2 and your bank partner.