How it Works
Tap and pay in just 3 easy steps:
Look for the contactless symbol on the payment terminal
Both Visa Paywave and Mastercard Tap & Go work at contactless terminals, as well as mobile wallets.
Hold your card or mobile wallet on the reader for 1-2 seconds
Simply tap and pay with contactless payments for purchases.
Wait for approval, and be on your way!
With a "beep" or green light, you’re good to go.
Where to Pay
You can tap your card or mobile device at retailers that accept contactless payments, including coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations. If you don't see the contactless symbol when making a purchase, either swipe or insert your chip card into the terminal to pay.
Using Your Smartphone to Pay
Load your RBC debit or credit cards into your mobile phone to make tap payments using Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
Concerned about Credit Card Fraud?
Rest easy! Your card uses chip technology to provide the most secure contactless payment system, keeping you in control the entire time. If you’ve been responsible in protecting your card, you’re protected against any fraudulent or unauthorized use of your card both in-store and online.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can tap your card or phone to pay for purchases up to $250 for Visa and Mastercard and $100 for Interac.*
* Note: Some merchants have a lower tap limit (often $100). You will need to either or insert your chip, or swipe your card, to pay at these terminals.