Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has introduced Interac money transfer services using Apple’s Siri assistant on iPhone and iPad for its personal banking clients. New functions added to its iOS mobile app available via its latest software update.
It’s our goal to continue to be part of the everyday mobile experiences of our clients by adding more convenient and seamless ways to send money and bank with RBC, Building on the explosive growth of our free person-to-person payments products, we’re excited to provide the ability for our clients to now send free money transfers from their chequing accounts using Siri.
We are completely rethinking how we can deliver services, products and advice to our clients as we continue to focus on our strategy of being a digitally enabled relationship bank,
— RBC (@RBC) March 7, 2017
We’re not only listening to our clients, we’re asking them to guide what we build and when. Our innovation labs allow us to work directly with our clients and provide us an opportunity to test and learn with consumer feedback.
says Sean Amato-Gauci, Executive Vice President, Digital, Payments and Cards, RBC.
After updating the mobile app, RBC customers can give the simple voice command by saying, “Hey Siri, send Dave $1”, the Siri feature will confirm the name from their payee list and the RBC mobile app automatically debits the chequing account and sends the payment. Payments are protected and authorized using Apple’s TouchID fingerprint authentication technology.