Citi and Octopus enable fast credit card application


Citi and Octopus Cards have introduced a quick way to allow users of the Octopus app to apply for a co-branded credit card.

Citi and Octopus Cards (Octopus) jointly announced on Monday a new feature on the Octopus app that allows existing users to easily apply for the Citi Octopus Platinum card, as their basic information is automatically pre-filled in the application forms.

“Citi and Octopus have a long-standing partnership to bring innovation and convenience to customers in Hong Kong. We are excited to take our collaboration to the next level by fully harnessing the power of open banking to make our products and services readily available at more digital touchpoints, ”said Laurent Li, Head of Cards at Citibank Hong Kong.

Automatic reloading

In addition, the Octopus app has been enhanced to allow users to instantly upgrade their Automatic Value-Added Service (AAVS) auto-top-up amount to HK $ 500. In the first phase of the launch, Citi Octopus credit cardholders can now access the AAVS instant upgrade feature in the Octopus app.

For the O’s! ePay Plus and O! Customers of ePay Pro, they can even submit the application form easily with basic information including their name, email address and phone number pre-filled with just a few clicks.

Open banking architecture

Citi is the first bank in Hong Kong to adopt an open banking architecture by giving developers and consumer brands direct access to the bank’s APIs through the Citi Developer Portal.

Since the start of 2018, Citi has announced eight API partnerships in Hong Kong involving the use of Citi Open API technology in various categories spanning cards, customers, money movements and integration.


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