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Sunday 21 October 2018


RBC enables bill payments using Siri

Written by Anthony Strzalek

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has updated its mobile app, becoming the first bank in the country to allow its personal banking clients to use Siri to pay their bills on their iPhone or iPad.

RBC has also launched a new payments service within iMessage, which means clients can now send a transfer without leaving their iMessage window.

For those paying a bill through Siri, once the user gives a voice command, Siri will confirm the name from the user’s payee list and the RBC Mobile app automatically debits their account and sends the payment. The payment is protected by TouchID.

Sean Amato-Gauci, executive vice-president of cards, payments and banking at RBC, said: “By offering bill payments through Siri and P2P transfers through iMessage, we’re providing more convenient solutions to support our client’s payment needs.

“Our clients are avid users of Interac e-Transfer payments, and embraced our launch of money transfers using Siri earlier this year. By giving clients the ability to seamlessly and conveniently bank using voice commands, we’re delivering simple and innovative solutions.”

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