Most of us know that having a credit card is very important. It gives us the purchasing power over things whether it is a “need” or a “want” without bringing cash on hand. (just don’t lose your card or have it stolen). Like me, I’ve been a credit card user for so many years now and I really find it very advantageous to have one. Especially now that there are a lot of promos like 0% interest for 3 up to 24 months(deferred payment), Buy now Pay Later, just to mention a few. And with that, I can use my money as a leverage for other things such as investments, savings for the house, business and many more.
To those who still don’t have a credit card but do not have the luxury of time to apply to go to the mall where credit card agents usually stationed at, Citi Philippines will make it much easier for you to apply for one.
Just recently, Citi Philipines, the country’s leading foreign bank just announced their newest digital partnerships, products and services which includes the very first Credit card application and approval online.
“We were one of the first banks to launch an online presence and also one of the pioneers in attracting customers through our website,” recalled Stoughton. “At that time, we were only capturing the information online when they apply, but the processing still takes place offline including the credit review. With this latest service, we are excited to break new ground for the industry and deliver another innovation for the Filipino consumer. This is a game changer as we continue to look at our products and services, and accelerate digitization to deliver remarkable client experiences” says David Stoughton, Director for Credit Payment Products.
Citi also digitized its rewards – clients who prefer to submit applications through promotion booths in shopping centers or travel exhibits because of attractive turn-in gifts will be pleased to discover they won’t be missing out just because they will do it online.
Take advantage of this generous reward until April 30. Complete an application online and receive an electronic voucher you can redeem for an Auntie Anne’s pretzel and iced tea. Yes! you read that right. You will be getting a reward already just by applying for a Citi Credit Card. Upon approval, clients who are getting their first Citi credit card and make a purchase of P20,000 or more within 60 days are also eligible to get a Fitbit Charge 2 fitness wristband.
Shop and book your travel using your Citi Credit Card.
Citi also recently unveiled another strategic digital partnership, this time with Amazon. The Philippines will come next after Thailand where credit card holders can now use their Rewards Points to pay for purchases at Amazon.com.
In the Philippines, its regional digital partners include: Booky, an offline restaurant finder; Zennya, the world’s first spa on-demand app; Lazada, the leading online shopping mall in the country; and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, to name a few.
Citi’s ongoing promotions with leading travel sites including Asiatravel (grab 12% off on hotel bookings until June 30, 2017); Agoda (get 10% off on hotel accommodations year-long); Expedia (enjoy 8% off until October 2017); and Airbnb (on first stay, get P1,800 off until November 15, 2017).
Beyond travel, expect to also enjoy exclusive discounts when shopping online with Citi credit cards.
- 15% off at POBox.ph (until March 31, 2017) and Shipping Cart (for air and shipping fees until July 31)
- 12% off at Zalora year long
- 10% off at Galleon.ph until July 31
- Island Rose extends 10% off year long
Over the past five years, traffic in Citi branches across Asia has declined 50% as digital transactions grew over 100%. While digital banking is not completely replacing the branch experience, the nature of branch interactions is changing, and Citi’s strategy is now aimed at a combination of bricks and clicks.
Apply now for your very own Citi Credit Card and enjoy the rewards and discounts it will offer! Visit http://www.citibank.com.ph/ for more updates.