Citi Pay Lands in U.S. with Masterpass

After launching in 2016 in Singapore, Australia and Mexico, Citi Pay has arrived in the U.S. and is enabling tokenized payments via existing online credentials.

UBank’s Chatbot Helps Customers with Home Loan Applications

Bank has found another way to use the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants. The online-only Australian bank launched RoboChat May 15 to help home buyers—and homeowners who want to refinance—complete UBank’s online home loan application more easily.

Mastercard, Merchants Launch Masterpass-Enabled Bots

Hungry Facebook Messenger users can order a meal, do their grocery shopping or send a gift card for a sweet treat without leaving the messaging platform. Mastercard announced April 18 at the Facebook Developer Conference that it has launched Masterpass-enabled, artificial intelligence-powered chatbots with Subway, FreshDirect and The Cheesecake Factory.

Mastercard Continues Masterpass Push with Postepay Integration

Mastercard and Poste Italiane have struck a new deal under which the Italian postal service’s Postepay app has integrated Masterpass to enable users to make mobile purchases—a deal the companies hope will appeal to Postepay’s large base of younger users.