Tips to secure digital transactions and save time

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The holiday season can be a busy time for everyone. Add in the task of creating a new home and this time can be especially demanding for newcomers to Canada. Settling in comes with a long to-do-list and innovative mobile apps and online services available in the market can make the journey a little easier.

To save time at the checkout and go through the shopping list faster, mobile payment apps like RBC Wallet1 let you handle everyday payments by credit or debit through your mobile phone.

Want to see how you’re tracking on your spending? RBC Mobile lets you check your account balance while you’re on the go and easily pay your bills and transfer funds. You can transfer money for free to your friends on the other side of the country via text messages or email. Want to share holiday joy with loved ones back home? You can send money internationally through RBC Online Banking using RBC International Money Transfer anytime for one flat fee.

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“Convenience and accessibility are important in running our daily lives, and especially during the holiday season. RBC provides digital tools to make this busy time of year a bit easier, whether it’s sending money electronically or making a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up a last-minute item,” says Ivy Chiu , Senior Director of Multicultural Markets, RBC.

Security is just as important as convenience, she adds. Ivy advises newcomers to make sure they follow these 5 mobile security tips:

  •  Avoid storing sensitive information like passwords on your mobile device
  • Password-protect your mobile device and lock it when it is not in use
  • Be aware of your surroundings, and don’t type sensitive information if others around you can see
  • Monitor your accounts regularly and report suspicious activity immediately
  • Avoid using public wi-fi for sensitive online entries
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