Citi


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605-331-2626
701 East 60th Street North
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Citi, also known as Citibank, is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, with over a trillion dollars worth of assets. It features a wide scope of business operations, from small business and commercial banking, to credit cards and investment vehicles. Its personal banking options feature standard products like checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposits. The bank also features services that are unique to Citi and offer customers intuitive means of managing their deposit accounts.

Citi’s checking account offerings differ by account requirements and benefits. It has a student account that has no monthly fees and comes free ATM use, and its premium account offers free financial advice from a Citi expert. Each checking account is part of the bank’s reward program that offers ways for customers to earn points that can be redeemed for various merchandise or travel rewards. Citi’s savings account options feature a basic savings account with no monthly fees when a minimum daily balance is kept, and a money market account that offers increased rates of interest as the account balance grows. CDs and IRA CDs give customers guaranteed interest rates and are available in term lengths from 3 months to 5 years. Citi regularly features special offers connected to various deposit accounts, from bonus reward points to cash back incentives.

Citi online banking is free and makes account management easy for customers. From bill payment to money transfers to account alerts, Citi’s Internet banking platform offers great functionality. Its smartphone and tablet apps make banking on the go convenient and offer nice user interfaces. Citi’s sophisticated financial tools also provide a means for customers to analyze expenses, create budgets, track their net worth, and set bill reminders. The bank operates its own ATM network of over 26,000 ATMs located across the United States and in 40 countries.

Citi has more than 200 years of history behind its name, being originally established in New York City as the First National City Bank in 1812. It is a subsidiary of CitiGroup, which is a company that operates numerous trusts and funds under its umbrella. The bank changed its name to CitiBank in 1976 moved to its current headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2011.

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2/18/14 - Citibank Checking Account Bonuses of $250 and $500
2/12/14 - $125 + $125 For New Citibank Account
1/24/14 - Citibank’s ATM Experience Takes On A New Look
10/2/13 - Citibank Checking Account Bonus of up to $400
10/2/13 - History of Citibank Bonus Payouts
8/30/13 - Citigroup Said To Seek Sale Of 50 Texas Branches In Rural Areas
9/13/12 - Review of the Latest Citibank Checking Account Bonuses and Fees
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10/17/11 - Citibank Arrests Customers For Trying To Close Accounts
10/4/11 - Now Citibank Reveals It Will Charge Customers $20 If They Have Too Low An Account Balance
10/4/11 - Citibank Adds Money-Tracking Tools To Online Banking
9/19/11 - Larger Checking Account Fees at Citi, But Bonuses Continue
9/16/11 - Citibank To Raise Monthly Fees On Checking Accounts
6/9/11 - Citibank Security Breach
4/5/11 - Citibank Will Minimize Overdraft Fees On Checks
2/3/11 - $125 Citibank Checking Account Promotion - YMMV
10/9/10 - Tax On The CD Opened In 2009 With The Citi Secured Credit Card
9/22/10 - $250 Prepaid Gift Card with Citibank Business Checking Account
9/17/10 - Citibank Checking/Savings Account Promo with up to 40,000 ThankYou Points
9/1/10 - Citibank To Reduce Fees On Checking Accounts
7/26/10 - Citibank Checking Account Bonus Of $200 Or $400 In Los Angeles Area
7/22/10 - Free Checking For Certain Citibank Customers
6/28/10 - Making The Most Out Of Citi's Thank You Network Points
5/18/10 - Citibank 5% Cash Back Debit Card Promotion
2/24/10 - No More Cash Back When Funding Citibank Accounts with a Credit Card?
2/23/10 - Citibank's New 7-Day Rule for Withdrawals?
2/23/10 - $100 Citibank Checking Account Bonus
2/22/10 - Update on Citi's 4.07% 18-Month Secured MasterCard CD
2/21/10 - This Bank Appears To Be Heading In An Unfriendly Direction
2/10/10 - $25 Bonus for Opening Citibank Ultimate Savings Account
2/2/10 - When 'free checking' isn't free [CNNMoney]
1/26/10 - Citibank Checking Bonus of 20,000 ThankYou Points [SD]
12/22/09 - Update on the 4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) at Citibank via its Secured MasterCard Program
12/8/09 - Citibank Raises Yields: 3.50% Savings Account, 4.00% 6-Month CD
9/19/09 - Update on Citibank's CDs - Branch Specials & Secured MasterCard CD - Update
9/18/09 - 4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) Continues at Citibank via its Secured MasterCard Program
9/10/09 - Update on Citibank's CD Specials - 4.00% 60-Month CD Continues in Some States
8/26/09 - Update on Citibank's CDs - Branch Specials & Secured MasterCard CD
8/6/09 - 4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) at Citibank - Nationally Available
7/18/09 - 4.00% 60-Month CD & 2.50% 24-Month CD at Citibank in Some States
4/21/09 - Citibank CD Specials - 2.50% 8-month in CA & 2.75% 12-month in TX
4/21/09 - Update on Citibank CD Specials - 2.50% 8-Month CD in a Few States
1/28/09 - Citibank's Checking, Money Market and Credit Card Promotion
1/28/09 - $100 Checking Account Bonus at Citibank
12/21/08 - $25 Bonus at Citibank for Opening the Ultimate Savings Account - Update
11/24/08 - Unlimited FDIC Coverage for Citibank Checking Accounts
10/7/08 - $25 Bonus at Citibank for Opening the Ultimate Savings Account
9/17/08 - Citibank Specials: 4.00% 6-Month CD in CA and NV, 3.75% MMA in TX
5/29/08 - $150 Citibank Checking Account Bonus
5/13/08 - New $200 Citibank Checking Account Promotion
4/4/08 - Citibank Checking and Savings Account Promotions
3/13/08 - Citibank Raises Yield on Ultimate Money Account to 5.10% / Citibank Promo Updates
12/9/07 - $200 Citibank Checking Account Promotion
11/19/07 - Extended 5% Cash Back Promo for Citi Dividend Credit Cards
9/11/07 - Update on the Citibank $200 Checking Account Promotion
8/7/07 - New $200 Checking Account Bonus at Citibank
7/19/07 - Another New $100 Bonus for Citibank Ultimate Savings Account
5/29/07 - New $200 Citibank Checking Account Bonus
5/17/07 - New $100 Bonus for Citibank Ultimate Savings Account
5/11/07 - Citibank's New 5% Ultimate Money Account
5/11/07 - New $50 Bonus for Citibank Ultimate Savings Account and Bonus Updates
4/3/07 - Citibank Drops e-Savings Account Rate to 4.50%
3/1/07 - Citibank e-Savings Account Bonuses
3/1/07 - $25 Bonus for Citibank's New Ultimate Savings Account
1/30/07 - Citibank Drops e-Savings Account Rate to 4.75% - Other Citibank and Online Banking News
12/30/06 - $100 Citibank Checking and e-Savings Account Bonus
10/25/06 - $25 Bonus for Citibank's e-Savings/EZ Checking Package
9/6/06 - 6.00% 6-Month CD Still Available for Those in Texas
8/13/06 - Another Chance at $200 Citibank Checking Account/Credit Card Deal
6/27/06 - 5.50% 6-Month CD at Citibank (available to all)
6/26/06 - Citibank's e-Savings Account now 5.00%
6/25/06 - 6% 6-Month CD at Citibank Texas
6/13/06 - New Citibank Checking Account Bonus - Free Plane Ticket
6/6/06 - e-Savings Account Impact to Citigroup
5/16/06 - Citibank's e-Savings Account Now 4.75%
3/29/06 - Citibank's 4.5% e-Savings Account
3/14/06 - More $100 Sign-Up Bonuses for Citi Credit Cards
1/29/06 - $200 Citibank Checking Account/Credit Card Deal
1/25/06 - $100 Gift Card Citicard Deal
12/14/05 - Another Citibank $200 Checking Account Bonus
12/8/05 - $100 Gift Card for Citibank Credit Card
12/3/05 - Free Palm for Citibank Checking
10/7/05 - Citibank $200 Checking Account Deal
9/5/05 - Citibank iPod Deal and Online Banking

Reviews (123)

Banking with Citi as a student was simple

Posted by: Canesti | May 23, 2018

I banked with Citibank while I was a foreign student in New York City. I used the account to receive money from my parents who were not in the US. Citibank charged reasonable exchange rate and wire transfer fees. As a student, they allowed me to open a checking/ savings account with no minimum account balance required. They also provided me with free check books that really came in handy. After I graduated, I used Citibank to send money back to my Citibank account based in my home country to pay back a loan. Citibank never revoked my student status so I never felt the pressure to maintain a high account balance. When I did transfer funds internationally, I simply walked into a nearby Citibank branch and was always greeted by friendly bank employees. I have always had a good experience with Citibank.

Incredible Patience Needed

I have to agree with most of the negative reviews. I started switching to Citibank almost 3 months ago. I'm still working out the bugs. Before I can write checks, they tell me I need a signing kit, but I don't have a local branch, and they can't figure out how to mail me the forms. Occasionally I get a competent customer service representative and a problem gets resolved. If you have actual bank branches in your state, I recommend this bank. If you're trying to do internet banking, they are not state-of-the-art and you will be extremely frustrated.

What A Mess

Posted by: Buckeyes | Aug 5, 2019

So I applied for and was approved for interest checking and Citi accelerate savings. So I went into my account and found no proof that I would get the 2.36 percent. So I kept digging. Turns out this rate isn't available in NY! I would be getting, evidently, some God awful brick and mortar savings rate of around .13 percent. Thats right. I was approved for a product not available in NY. Not funny. Can't wait to shred the checks and debit cards on the way.
Update- On August 10 i called Citibank and was told my rate would be .04 percent. I closed my accounts.

Clown Show!

Posted by: BPhunter | Sep 10, 2019

Too many headaches to list.. I have accounts with almost all the competitive high yield savings and CD banks out there, Citi is by far the worst to deal with.


Transferring money in.. when you get an error saying that the transaction request was NOT completed... and there's NO record of it..

On 2 occasions. I had received this error and it still went through.

My external account was drafted two times for the same amount.

I called the clown show, and they could only see 1 request.

The second time this occurred, it put me at risk of over drafting my external account as it was a large transfer that I was not planning to have occur 2x's.


The customer service is beyond inept. They will hang on up you constantly , transfer you endlessly, and ultimately resolve nothing.


If you value your time and your sanity, stay away from these clowns. The amount of interest you earn is too little to deal with inept customer service and spending hours on the phone.

Speaking to others out there, I have heard nothing but horror stories and endless hassles.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #7213
Year Established1812
Employees158402
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.2%
Return on Equity - YTD11.48%
Annual Interest Income$29.80B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1,459.6B$1,397.8B
LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$643.8B$630.4B
DepositsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1,069.5B$1,003.2B
Equity CapitalQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$150.3B$147.6B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$10.75B$10.47B
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$4.84B$4.95B
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$71.0MM$77.0MM
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Citi Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.21%--Citi Accelerate Savings

Citi Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.03%--Citigold Interest Checking
0.03%--Interest Checking- Citi Priority
0.01%--Interest Checking Account

Citi CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.00%*$25k*-1 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $1k - $25k
1.75%*$10k*-7 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $1k - $10k
1.25%$1k-18 Month CD
1.25%$1k-5 Year CD
1.25%$1k-13 Month CD
1.01%$1k-3 Year CD
1.01%$1k-4 Year CD
0.75%$1k-6 Month CD
0.70%$1k-2 Year CD
0.70%$1k-30 Month CD
0.25%$1k-15 Month CD
0.20%$1k-14 Month CD
0.15%$1k-11 Month CD
0.10%$1k-9 Month CD
0.10%$1k-10 Month CD
0.07%$1k-8 Month CD
0.05%$1k-3 Month CD
0.05%$1k-4 Month CD
0.05%$1k-5 Month CD
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