Royal Bank – Cards for Carers

Royal Bank of Scotland is introducing a new supplement card to existing current account holders that enables vulnerable customers and those in extended isolation to give trusted volunteers a way to pay for their essential goods.

The ‘companion card’ can be topped up by up to £100 and given to a trusted person or carer to enable them to make purchases on behalf of the individual.

To enhance security, the carers card will be associated with the customer’s existing bank account but kept separate on the bank’s systems. The card does not share a PIN or long card number with the customer’s existing debit cards and ATM withdrawals are restricted to £50, as well as being subject to Royal Bank’s fraud monitoring systems.

Full story & Source: Oban Times