RBC has announced two new features for their mobile iOS and Android app, calling them a “first” from a Canadian bank.
Mobile app users can now add a bill payee via snapping a photo, plus control their debit card by locking it or unlocking it right from their smartphone.
Adding a bill payee is now possible for RBC personal and business clients by taking a photo of their bill or uploading an e-bill. Once uploaded, RBC says their artificial intelligence algorithms will “scan and interpret the salient features of a bill required to add a payee and complete the transaction successfully.”
“We’re doing more to deliver on our promise to innovate where it matters most and use technology that helps our clients in their everyday lives,” said Peter Tilton, Senior Vice President of Digital, RBC, in a statement.
In the event of lost or misused personal debit card, you can now lock or unlock your card right from the RBC Mobile app “with a simple touch”. When a debit card is locked, purchases and ATM access will be blocked, but pre-authorized transactions and mobile wallet transactions will still be available.
Last summer, RBC introduced a similar mobile lock feature for its credit cards and since then, “hundreds of thousands of RBC clients have relied on credit card locks to give them piece of mind and control over their cards.”
“Mobile is now our primary digital channel and that’s in large part because we understand common pain points and work hard to create simple and convenient solutions to improve the banking experience, and make life’s to-do list a bit easier to manage,” added Tilton.
Click here to download RBC Mobile for iOS in the App Store.