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CARDS & PAYMENTS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Citi links rewards points redemption service with Samsung Pay

It will be available for customers in Southeast Asia and Oceania by 2019.

Citi has teamed up with Samsung Electronics to launch Citi Pay with Points on Samsung Pay in Singapore, which will also be available for customers in Southeast Asia and Oceania by 2019.

The partnership means that Citi customers can immediately view their points and miles in real-time on Samsung Pay, according to a press release.

Users who are also on the Samsung Pay platform can use their points for instant redemptions on mobile transactions using eligible Citibank credit cards.

“Through this partnership with Samsung, we are bringing the full value of the card to the mobile wallet for greater ease, convenience and relevance,” said Sergio Zanatti, head of cards & unsecured loans for Citi in Asia Pacific. “We partnered with Samsung to launch Samsung Pay in 10 markets in Asia over 2016 and 2017 and we are excited to be expanding its capabilities to offer our customers a differentiated experience.”

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