Traveling abroad, has never been this good.
With holiday season fast approaching and international travel becoming commonplace, this news is a fitting piece for you to read.
Citi has a very special treat for everyone, travelers can now access eight currencies in one Debit Mastercard with Citibank Global Wallet, a new feature which allows customers to make purchases overseas at point-of-sale or online, and withdraw cash from Citibank ATMs without incurring additional currency conversion charges.
Citi is the first bank in the Philippines to introduce this feature, linked to the Citigold and Citi Priority Debit Mastercard. Customers now have access to eight foreign currencies, including Philippine Peso, US dollar, Euro, Australian Dollar, Sterling Pound, Japanese Yen, Hong Kong Dollar and Singapore Dollar.
With the Citi Mobile® App or Citibank Online, existing Citigold and Citi Priority bank account holders can turn on Citibank Global Wallet and open an account in any of the eight foreign currencies in an instant. To fund their newly opened foreign currency account, they can transfer funds online from their existing US dollar or Euro account. Citibank Global Wallet automatically switches to the relevant currency. So if a customer is travelling to Sydney, all point-of-sale, online transactions and overseas ATM cash withdrawals will be automatically debited from their Australian Dollar account as long as there is sufficient balance.
Citi Philippines Retail Bank head Therese Chan explained, “Citibank Global Wallet is perfect for travelling overseas, making online purchases and transferring foreign currencies for payments.”
“Customers don’t have to go all the way to a bank or to a money changer to exchange foreign currency before a trip. They don’t even have to worry about bringing a big amount of cash with them. They can use the wallet anytime, when visiting family or friends in those countries, or whether travelling for business or for leisure,” said Chan.
Citi is offering a welcome gift of up to $5,000 cash credits for customers who open a banking relationship today.Learn more about Citibank Global Wallet by visiting this link.