May 19, 2014
On 19th May 2014, it was announced that the mobile financial services subsidiary of Smart Communications partnered with CitiBank Philippines for settlement of bills utilizing mobile payments.
'Partnering with Citi Philippines and Visa, both global leaders in their respective industries, underscores our aspiration to provide the best innovative payments products in the market, stated PLDT Group and Smart chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan, in a statement. Smart e-Money, being a global pioneer in the mobile money domain, is well positioned to be more aggressive in raising the ante and in becoming to be the leader in enabling, engaging and empowering its target consumers, he added.
At Citi, we want our clients to have a remarkable experience each and every time they choose to pay with our credit cards
Visa is committed to working with innovation partners like Smart e-Money and Citi to provide Filipinos with secure, faster and more convenient ways to pay, said Gordon Cooper, Visa's Group country manager. 'We are looking forward to using our expertise in innovations such as Visa payWave contactless payments to help to develop solutions that will enhance the payment experience and make everyday transactions easier for our Visa cardholders.'