Citi dials up Apple Pay in Asia Pacific

Source: Citi

From today, Citi brings its credit card customers in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore Apple Pay, which is transforming the mobile payments experience with an easy, secure and private way to pay that is fast and convenient.

Apple Pay will be introduced to Citi credit card customers in Taiwan later in the year.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Commenting on bringing Citi credit card customers Apple Pay, Sergio Zanatti, Head of Cards & Unsecured Loans for Citi Asia Pacific, said, "We continue to digitize our Cards business in Asia and mobile payments is an important component of the digital experience we offer our customers. With Apple Pay, Citi customers who have compatible Apple products can now use their devices to conveniently and securely make payments across a range of merchants."

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate with Face ID. There's no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay.

When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Generation and later), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.
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