How to Setup RBC Debit/Credit Cards with Apple Pay [u]

Today, RBC’s Wallet app for iOS received an update that adds support for Apple Pay.

The update allows users to pay using Apple Pay technology within the RBC Wallet app. In order to enrol in the RBC Wallet app, you must follow the steps below:

  1. Start by downloading and opening the RBC Wallet app. Then, select “Not Enrolled?”.
  2. Enter your RBC Credit Card number, and your Postal Code.
  3. Select how you would like to receive your verification code (text, email or a phone call).
  4. Enter the verification code provided to complete the enrollment process and you’re done!

After setting up your personal information in the RBC Wallet app, follow the three simple steps below to setup Apple Pay:

  1. Choose a credit or debit card from the RBC Wallet App
  2. Click “Set Up Apple Pay”
  3. Follow the simple prompts, and you’re on your way to making your next payment using Apple Pay!

In order to use an RBC and with Apple Pay, just hover your phone over the terminal when it says ‘tap’ and have your thumb on Touch ID. The terminal will engage the phone and screen will turn on automatically. If you want to switch cards, you would just double tap the home button.

Users are not required to use the RBC Wallet app after initial setup and authentication, despite RBC’s instructions telling customers to use the RBC Wallet app.

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RBC also says that users will soon be able to use your RBC credit or debit card on your iPhone to make in-app payments using Apple Pay.

Update: article updated to note you do not need to use RBC Wallet to make Apple Pay purchases. Just hover your iPhone over a terminal when it says ‘tap’ and put your thumb on Touch ID (do not press the home button).

[via RBC]