Citibank Hong Kong and 3 Hong Kong, the mobile operations arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, have launched ‘3 Citi Wallet’, a mobile wallet service aimed at existing customers.
Powered by NFC, the wallet will be made available to 3 Hong Kong users who also own a Citibank Visa credit card, and will offer mobile payments, transaction history, a location-based deals service, and a special offer search function.
Amy Lung, managing director of 3 Hong Kong mobile, said: "We are delighted to collaborate with Citibank to launch ‘3 Citi Wallet’, which is widely supported by a vast array of retail merchants, significantly widening the capabilities of mobile payment."
"With a huge number of customers already using smartphones on our high-speed data network and Citibank’s broad-range of financial products and services, the ‘3 Citi Wallet’ revolutionizes the existing mobile communication platform and marks a milestone in mobile payment."
According to the companies, the ‘3 Citi Wallet’ is the only one if its kind in Hong Kong compatible with both Android and iOS platforms.
Christine Lam, Hong Kong country business manager for Citi’s consumer banking division, said: "We are delighted to partner with 3 Hong Kong, one of the telecommunications service leaders in the territory, to launch the ‘3 Citi Wallet’."
"Citibank has always been at the forefront of innovation, revolutionizing services to suit the ever-changing needs of our customers," she continued.
Lam added: "We were the first to launch online banking, mobile banking, and instant credit card issuance service in Hong Kong, to name just a few accomplishments, and the ‘3 Citi Wallet’ is the latest addition on our innovation roadmap."