Citi Pay Launches in US

Citi Pay, Citibank’s digital wallet enabling online, in-app and contactless in-store payments via mobile device, is now available in the U.S. When the global issuer launched the service at the end of last year, it debuted in Australia, Mexico and Singapore. As of last week, an integration with Mastercard’s digital payment platform Masterpass enables Citi Mastercard cardholders in the U.S. to make online and in-app purchases using Citi Pay wherever Masterpass is accepted. For Android users, the digital wallet also enables Citi cardholders to make in-store purchases by tapping their Android mobile devices at any NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminal, Citi said.

“Whether it is online, on a phone, or at a store, we want Citi customers to have seamless, convenient and fast payment options wherever they go,” said Barry Rodrigues, head of global digital payments at Citi, when the service launched in November. “With more than 100 million customers in the fastest-growing cities in 19 countries, Citi is uniquely positioned to accelerate payment innovation on a global scale. With Citi Pay, we are offering our customers flexibility wherever and whenever they choose to make purchases.”

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