Hey, Siri: RBC Now Allows Customers to Transfer Money by Voice Command

Sending money is now as easy as saying “Hey Siri, send Robert $20.”

The Royal Bank of Canada has launched money transfers with Siri for personal banking clients—now available through an update to the RBC Mobile app for iPhone and iPad.

“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,” said Sean Amato-Gauci, executive vice-president, Digital, Payments and Cards, 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.”

Once you give the voice command, Siri will confirm the name from your payee list and the RBC Mobile app automatically debits your chequing account and sends the payment. The payment is secure and protected by TouchID.

This payment solution hails from RBC innovation labs, which test new ideas by partnering with academia and fintech startups.

“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,” said Amato-Gauci. “Our innovation labs allow us to work directly with our clients and provide us an opportunity to test and learn with consumer feedback.”

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