Citibank Now Offers Apple Pay in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong

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Citi today announced that its credit cards issued in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong can now be used with Apple Pay, followed by Taiwan later this year.


Citi cardholders can activate Apple Pay by opening the Wallet app, tapping the plus sign in the top-right corner, tapping the continue button, and positioning the credit card into the on-screen frame or entering the card details manually.

Apple Pay is accepted at thousands of locations with contactless payment systems in each country. A compatible iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch is required.

In related news, Apple today announced that Apple Pay will soon be offered by BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain. Bankia, the fourth largest bank in Spain, also remains listed as coming soon on the localized Apple Pay page for Spain.

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actcyclist

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Excellent, I have a Citibank card for travelling as it doesn't charge any forex fees or ATM fees.

All four of my bank accounts are now with Apple Pay.
 

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Citibank are a complete bunch of wa****s that don’t listen to customers... even ones that have been customers for 10+ years.

“Citi: Why do you want to cancel your credit card?”... Me: “4 good reasons ready to tell them to **** off”.
 

haruhiko

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Last year Citibank (except in the USA) slept with Samsung Pay and it's obvious why they could only launch Apple pay now.
 
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TheJae

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Here in HK, we all switched to StandardChartered, HSBC and AMEX. All major credit providers that have been supporting Apple Pay since day 1.

Sorry Citi.
 

haruhiko

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Here in HK, we all switched to StandardChartered, HSBC and AMEX. All major credit providers that have been supporting Apple Pay since day 1.

Sorry Citi.
I have been using Citibank’s credit card for many years mainly through their Prestige Card. The mileage conversion rate is okay with very good service and other perks. The only missing piece of puzzle was Apple Pay. Together with the recent update to their HK mobile app (support to iPhone X and others), I’m happy with this bank again.

HSBC’s credit card reward scheme is too complicated and only some types of transactions are eligible for better conversion rate, and points conversion comes with a charge. That’s why I never use them except for personal savings accounts (due to their vastly superior mobile app).

Standard Chartered’s AM card is good too, but their e-banking and mobile app are crap, with poor service.

Amex has the same old problem, that a lot of merchants don’t accept it.
 

brilliantthings

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I've had one successful transaction and two others declined. Both declined transactions were greater than $100. Not sure if that's relevant. I have two other Apple Pay cards with other banks that I've been using without issue for ages. Never thought the Citi experience was going to be straightforward. I'm in Australia.
 
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