Apple Pay now available to RBC debit and credit cardholders

Move supports RBC's commitment to make mobile payments even easier for clients  

TORONTO, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - As a market leader and strong supporter of advancing mobile payments, RBC announced today that clients will now be able to use their personal Avion and other RBC credit and debit cards with Apple Pay.  Beginning today, RBC clients who use iPhone and Apple Watch can make contactless point-of-sale purchases at participating merchants accepting contactless payments.

"For RBC, innovation and advancing mobile payments are fundamental to how we are meeting the evolving expectations of our clients and ensuring that we are everywhere our clients want us to be," said Linda Mantia, executive vice-president, Digital, Payments and Cards at RBC. "We're happy to provide RBC clients with convenience and choice of using Apple Pay. As mobile payments technology continues to mature in Canada, these kinds of innovative payment solutions give clients the ability to make mobile transactions seamless."

RBC, as a market leader in payment innovation, has a strong history of investing heavily in person-to-person payments and mobile technology. RBC recently announced free Interac e-Transfers for personal chequing account customers. More than half of all RBC e-Transfers are sent using a mobile device.

RBC also announced today the introduction of Touch ID and Single Sign On for the iOS Mobile App and iOS Mobile Wallet.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. When paying for goods and services in-store and in-app, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro and Apple Watch.

For more information about Apple Pay, please visit http://apple.com/ca/apple-pay.

Further information about RBC mobile solutions is available at www.rbc.com/apple-pay and www.rbc.com/mobilewallet.

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2015, we contributed more than $121 million to causes around the world.

SOURCE RBC

For further information: Jeff Lanthier, RBC Communications, 416-903-7388


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