Technology gives RBC clients their choice of mobile payment
TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - RBC today announced that it has been
awarded a patent on its innovative Secure Cloud payment and security
technology by the United States Patent Office. The patent covers use of
secure tokens by our clients to facilitate payments from mobile
Secure Cloud technology enables RBC clients, who want to use their
mobile device for transactions, to quickly and securely pay with any
card - from Visa and MasterCard to debit, gift and loyalty cards -
using merchants' existing contactless payment terminals.
"The patent on our Secure Cloud technology underscores our commitment to
enhance the client experience by investing in technology and
innovation," said Linda Mantia, executive vice-president, Digital,
Payments & Cards, RBC. "With Secure Cloud we knew that we needed to
create a solution flexible to future technologies, while also providing
our clients with the security they expect from RBC. As a result, we
deliberately pursued an open architecture solution that would work
across platforms and keep sensitive client data with the bank."
Mantia adds: "For us, innovation is about connecting what is possible to
what is valuable to our clients. This patent, in conjunction with
others now pending, will enable RBC to continue to provide that
innovative client-centric experience across payment platforms, from
mobile phones to wearables."
With RBC Secure Cloud, sensitive client data remains with the bank, as
opposed to it being on the phone. Substitute data is transmitted
encrypted and decoded locally on the client's mobile device at the
point of sale, instead of the sensitive data itself. While the solution
thoroughly protects client financial data by leaving it at its source,
clients are also protected by the existing Zero Liability Policy for
Interac, Visa and MasterCard. RBC has several other patents pending in
the payment solutions space.
About RBC and Payment Innovation
RBC is at the forefront of payment innovation in the Canadian
marketplace. We provide industry-leading mobile banking flexibility and
convenience to clients through our RBC Mobile app and RBC Canada app backed by our RBC Online Banking Security Guarantee. Further information about RBC mobile solutions is available at www.rbcroyalbank.com/mobile. More information about the RBC Wallet is available at www.rbc.com/securecloud.
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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 employ approximately 79,000 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 38 other
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more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
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For further information:
Melanie Rockliff, RBC Communications, 416-974-0232