Helping merchants keep their customers inside their ecosystems with Citi Pay: A dive into embedded payments with Terry O’Neil

  • With decades in the business, Citi continues to develop its payments product suite to serve retailers with new lending products and e-commerce integrations.
  • Citi's Terry O'Neil joins us on the podcast to discuss the work Citi is doing to help retailers meet the demands of today's shoppers via embedded solutions.

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Helping merchants keep their customers inside their ecosystems with Citi Pay: A dive into embedded payments with Terry O’Neil

I’m thrilled to bring you an exclusive conversation with Terry O’Neil, a payments leader at Citi responsible for spearheading embedded payments and strategic initiatives. Terry provides insights into Citi’s approach to embedding a wide array of financial products, including payment solutions, private label offerings, and lending products, directly into the fabric of merchants’ point-of-sale systems.

Join us as we unravel the complexities of streamlining integration processes for merchants, meeting evolving consumer demands for flexibility and choice, and navigating the convergence of physical and digital commerce. Get ready for an engaging exploration of how embedded payments are impacting the way businesses engage with customers and drive sales.

Without further ado, let’s embark on this captivating journey into the realm of embedded payments.

The big ideas

  • The Evolution of Embedded Payments:

    • “It really is about how we think about embedding payment products, private label products, general purpose credit card products, and lending products into merchants’ point of sale…”
    • As consumers demand more seamless payment experiences, companies like Citi are focusing on embedding diverse financial products directly into merchants’ systems to enhance convenience and drive sales.

  • Streamlining Integration for Merchants:

    • “How we ensure that we’re streamlining how merchants integrate products with Citi, making sure that it is easy, that it is intuitive, doesn’t require a heavy tech lift…”
    • Simplifying the integration process for merchants is paramount, as it ensures swift adoption of payment solutions and enables businesses to focus on driving sales without the burden of complex technical requirements.

  • Meeting Consumer Demand for Flexibility:

    • “90% of consumers want multiple payment options in the checkout… they want to see payment flexibility.”
    • With an increasing demand for choice and flexibility among consumers, payment providers are prioritizing the development of solutions that offer various payment methods and transparent terms to cater to diverse preferences.

  • The Intersection of Physical and Digital Commerce:

    • “Consumers are expecting to have that same flexibility in the physical store.”
    • As digital payment options proliferate, there’s a growing expectation for seamless integration between physical and digital commerce environments, prompting companies to bridge the gap and provide consistent payment experiences across channels.

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