You can now pay anyone with a valid UK Visa debit, credit or prepaid card using just their mobile number.
Paying is simple – all you need is their mobile number and your Mobile Banking app. Open your Mobile app, click on the ‘Pay Your Contacts’ option, enter their mobile number, the amount you want to pay them and add a personal message.
If the person you’re paying is a Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile app users, they’ll receive a text and the money will be in their account instantly.
It doesn’t matter if the person you’re paying doesn’t have the Royal Bank Mobile app. They just need to have a valid UK Visa debit, credit or prepaid card and a UK mobile. We’ll send them a text message to let them know the money is waiting, and a link to click. Separately, you will have to let them know how much you've sent them. When they follow the link in the message, enter their Visa card number and the amount they’re expecting from you, we’ll deposit the money in their account within 48 hours.
Once we’ve notified your contact, they have seven days to collect a payment. And we’ll send you a text message when they’ve collected the payment and your balance has been debited.
Some important information
Pay Your Contacts lets you send money to someone aged 16 and over with a UK mobile number who has a Royal Bank Mobile Banking app, or a valid UK Visa debit, credit or prepaid card. You must have available funds to send from your account (including any overdraft facility). There is a maximum payment of £250 a day, which is separate from daily withdrawal and Get Cash limits.