RBC refunding remittance fees
RBC is refunding the $13.50 money transfer online remittance fee for its RBC International Remittance service from November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 inclusive, for money being sent from Canada to personal recipients in the Philippines. By refunding these fees, RBC hopes to make it easier for RBC clients to send money to those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan.
RBC International Remittance is an online money transfer service for RBC clients who are enrolled in Online Banking. To enrol in Online Banking, clients can visit any RBC Royal Bank branch, call Royal Direct (1-800 ROYAL 1-1 or 1-800-769-2511) or go online to self-enroll. Further information is available at http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/sendmoney/index.html
In addition, the RBC Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support emergency relief efforts. Anyone wishing to make their own donations to the Canadian Red Cross can do so at any RBC branch across the country, up until Friday, December 13, 2013. After that date, donations can continue to be made directly at Canadian Red Cross locations across Canada – more information is available at Red Cross disaster relief.
Here are the special RBC bank account numbers that have been set up in four zones across the country, for donations to the Canadian Red Cross in support of their emergency relief efforts in the Philippines:
WESTERN ZONE: (Saskatchewan, Alberta, North West Territories, British Columbia, Yukon and Manitoba.); Bank account number 00009-108-649-5
ATLANTIC ZONE: (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.); Bank account number: 00004-100-087-6
ONTARIO ZONE: Bank account number: 03252-101-606-2
QUEBEC ZONE: Bank account number: 05101-110-273-0