Milan, 12th November 2015 – Thanks to the collaboration of 13 Italian bank groups, Jiffy, the service developed by SIA to send and receive money in real time with a smartphone, also becomes an innovative tool to make donations to charities.
The Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) is the first non-profit organization to make this new method available through the mobile phone number 380.8673811 on the occasion of its "Research Days" initiatives (www.airc.it). With Jiffy, AIRC can have the funds donated available immediately with an instant balance statement of the amounts given.
To make a donation, the donor has to be the holder of a current account with a bank subscribing to Jiffy (approximately 50 present in Italy) and must download the app from the website of their bank.
The donor then needs to register the telephone number of the non-profit organization in the contacts list in their smartphone (for AIRC 380.8673811) and, from the app, select it, enter the amount and complete the send command with a simple click.
Jiffy will soon be active also for other non-profit organizations and can be used whenever the need arises to raise funds quickly, for example in the case of natural disasters or health crises.
The banks that have already subscribed to Jiffy are BNL, Cariparma, Carispezia, Friuladria, Gruppo Carige, Hello bank!, Intesa Sanpaolo, UBI Banca, UniCredit and Widiba , soon to be joined by Banca Mediolanum, Banca Popolare di Milano, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Che Banca!, Gruppo Poste Italiane and Monte dei Paschi di Siena .
The service offered by SIA is compliant with the law concerning charitable donations, which enables donors to benefit from tax credits by attaching to their tax return form all the necessary documents (receipt issued by the non-profit organization plus their bank statement).