Royal Bank of Canada and Bell, the country’s largest communications company, announced on Thursday the coming release of a new mobile payments solution that allows bank customers to make debit or credit purchases via compatible Bell Mobility smartphones.
“RBC is excited to team up with Bell to provide our mutual clients with an integrated mobile solution for debit and credit payments,” Dave McKay, the group head of personal and commercial banking at RBC, said. “This is the first piece of a broad RBC mobile commerce solution rolling out to clients this year, all delivering the great, robust user experience and the security that RBC is known for.”
The new option will be integrated into RBC’s existing banking app and will appear as an additional service on the app’s home page, along with RBC’s peer-to-peer service that allows a customer to send money to any person or business in Canada.
Bell and RBC customers will be able to securely pay for transactions before the end of the year, and the service will be available through various phone models, including BlackBerry Z10, Q10, Bold 9900, Bold 9790 and Curve 9360, as well as other devices from Android, Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG.
“Canada’s largest banking institution and Canada’s largest communications company are working closely together to ensure reliability, security and ease of use in mobile commerce,” Wade Oosterman, the chief brand officer and president of Bell mobility and residential services, said. “With RBC and Bell, mobile commerce just got better.”