RBC Mobile for iOS receives ‘fresh new design,’ adds ability to check account balances without signing in

Ian Hardy

January 8, 2016 10:23am

One may rarely correlate banking with forward-thinking app design, but RBC, the country’s largest bank, has stepped into the arena with its latest iPhone update.

Now at version 5.0, the RBC Mobile app for iPhone and iPad has been completely overhauled with a clean, blue-and-white colour scheme. The bottom-facing tab features wireframe iconography that is easy to glean and navigate, mirroring many popular apps like Instagram and Twitter.

The update also brings a number of user-requested features to the table, including the ability to check account balances without signing into the app itself — all other content is hidden behind a password. Unfortunatley, it doesn’t yet look like the app supports Touch ID for logging in, which is something we like from the Tangerine and Scotiabank app.

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For Apple Watch users, it seems that RBC has also fixed the location bug that was plaguing the previous version. Users can now easily locate the closest ATM from their wrists, as well. In addition, Watch owners can now receive alerts and check balances directly from their Watch.

Source RBC
  • Farhan Chaudhary

    Any idea when the update will be available for Android?

    • Victor Creed

      3-6 months is my guess

    • I would agree with Victor. 🙂

  • Steve Garon

    They better start on their android app soon because it’s just terrible.

  • Brad Fortin

    Next: NFC payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay.

  • Shaun Crawford

    Would love them to update their Android app too. It’s literally the worst.

    • Right in line with the one for BB10, which feels like craigslist.

  • Superb update, RBC Mobile app for iPhone and iPad has been completely overhauled with a clean, blue-and-white colour scheme. The bottom-facing tab features wireframe iconography that is easy to glean and navigate, mirroring many popular apps like Instagram and Twitter.

  • great job RBC. I hope to see the same in the near future for the BB10 version or at least a decent android port.

    Our banking app looks and feels like it was last updated in 2002