Citi Simplicity® Card

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Citi Simplicity® Card’s Rewards

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Citi Simplicity® Card’s Key APRs & Fees

Intro Rate on Purchases
0% for 21 months
Intro Rate on Transfers
0% for 21 months
Regular Rate
12.99% - 22.99% (V)
  • ANNUAL FEE $0*
  • BALANCE TRANSFER
    FEE
    3% (min $5)

Citi Simplicity® Card’s Additional Info

  • MAX LATE FEE   None
  • MAX OVERLIMIT
    FEE  
    None
  • MAX PENALTY APR   None
  • GRACE PERIOD   23 days
  • ONLINE RESPONSE   No
  • CASH ADVANCE
    RATE
    12.99% - 22.99% (V)
  • CASH ADVANCE
    FEE
    5% (min $10)
  • FOREIGN
    TRANSACTION FEE  
    3%
  • SMART CHIP   Yes, chip-and-signature
  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 21 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 22.99% based on your creditworthiness.
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
  • No late fees - EVER.
  • No penalty rate - EVER.
  • No annual fee - EVER.
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Citi Simplicity® Card Reviews

 
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Jun 18, 2015
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Jun 18, 2015
This is an awesome credit card. No annual fee is a wonderful treat to someone who takes care of his credit and financial needs. It is among many of the other great benefits provided by Citi Simplicity. The low interest is a fantastic thing and allows me to use the credit card in a responsible manner.
Jun 1, 2015
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Jun 1, 2015
In my opinion, The Citi Simplicity credit card has the stability and usefulness of the best card I have used. The low interest rate is one of the most favorable aspects but no fees and penalties is just as awesome! I have been a customer for the last 5 years and they have competent customer service which makes any card hard to compete with on this comparison.
May 26, 2015
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May 26, 2015
I like that this offers No late fees, penalty rate, annual fee - EVER. Cash advance APR is a bit high compared to my capitol one card and the variable APR is also a bit high. This card however offers no rewards where as both my discover and capitol one do. These days they all have to offer rewards or very low APRs to be competitive.
May 14, 2015
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May 14, 2015
I really have fallen in love with my Citi Simplicity card. This has been one of the best cards that iv'e found to use, with very low amounts of fees and charges. There is no annual fee, as well as no late fees. The customer service is also excellent, which also plays a huge factor for me determining on where I want to get a card from.
May 5, 2015
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May 5, 2015
Citi Simplicity® Card
The Citi Simplicity® Card is simplicity at its best. For the first 21 months, Citi offers you 0% APR! Some other incredible features of this truly simple card are 0 late fees, 0 penalty fees, and 0 Annual fees, and a small balance transfer fee!
With your Citi Simplicity® Card, Citi gives you Citi Price Rewind within 60 days on purchases that go on sale after you make them. Your card is made even more convenient with Citi's Apple Pay™ capability.
You don't have to worry about unauthorized charges and identity theft. Citi has you covered with zero liability for those fraudulent charges and will help you get your credit more
Apr 25, 2015
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Apr 25, 2015
I needed a card for an unexpected, big-ticket purchase, and came across this one. With its no annual fee, no late fees, and a 0% APR for 21 months on purchases, and after reading the reviews to see if this was legit, I knew this was the card I was looking for.
Apr 21, 2015
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5
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Apr 21, 2015
The Citi Simplicity credit card might not be an exciting card like some of the reward cards out there (Capital One Rewards card for example) but it has the most solid foundation I've seen for a credit card. Not only do you have a low interest rate but no kinds of fees ever, late/penalty or otherwise. That's amazing! Combined with excellent customer service and a long window for 0% intro APR and you have a card that is hard to compete with on the basic level.

If you're looking for a solid, no-frills, low-interest card. This is the card for you.
Apr 21, 2015
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Apr 21, 2015
I have been a member for several years. I like that it doesn't have a annual fee and a reasonable APR. It also offers extra security protection with a chip, provides an extra sense of security. The reward system could be a little better. I have the Chase Freedom Card that offers 5% cash back and I accumulate a lot more quickly. The website could also use a revamp, not the most user-friendly.
Apr 2, 2015
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Apr 2, 2015
I haven't received my card yet but it seems like a great deal. Basically there aren't any late fees or penalty rates, and the interest rate is particularly low. This sounds like the perfect card for a struggling college student like myself. What college student isn't struggling anyways? Citi Simplicity is the perfect name for this card because they make things simple which is the way they are supposed to be. I wish there were rewards but honestly they're rewarding you enough.
Mar 18, 2015
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Mar 18, 2015
I do not currently use the Citi Simplicity Card but I am signing up for one. At first I thought, "What no rewards", but when I take into consideration that the interest rate is well below many other cards I've viewed and that there are never any late fees, penalty rates or annual fees that is reward enough for me. This card is a no brainer for anyone who wants to get the most value for their spending. It almost seems unreal. Oh yeah, and after I receive my card and use it a few months I will come back to share my experience which I know will be great. more
Mar 3, 2015
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Mar 3, 2015
This is one of the best credit card I have used. The Citibank Simplicity card has lived up to what it stands for, just simply amazing.and the interest rate is lower than others. The customer service is one of the best. Always helpful and friendly. I would recommend anyone who isn't sure which credit cards is right for them, give this one a try., you'll glad you did! There are other great rewards with this card. Apply today and you'll agree. I am a very happy customer..Thank you
Feb 10, 2015
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Feb 10, 2015
This is probably the best credit card here with no fee and less interest rate.
Feb 5, 2015
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Feb 5, 2015
Although I am thrilled in my circumstances to have any card this is one of the best credit cards I have ever used. My credit had been shot with the help of my now ex-husband. After two long years of re-building I finally was eligible to receive an unsecured card and chose the Citi Simplicity Card. I am always on time so I don't need to worry about a late fee but it is nice to know that if for some reason I was late there would be no outrageous fee to worry about. I love that there is no annual fee. The customer service is great and I have more
Jan 27, 2015
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Jan 27, 2015
At first I really was concerned about getting this card. I didn't like that there are no rewards and I also read many other reviews from previous customers, and saw mixed results. However, after I got this card I was surprised that I was so pleased. The customer service is great, and as some other customers have stated, they don't slap you with a large penalty as long as you pay within a reasonable amount of time. I also really liked the no interest introduction and the no annual fee. Overall I have been pretty satisfied. Like I said though, I would love to get some rewards and that is more
Jan 19, 2015
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Jan 19, 2015
I'm really surprised with this Citibank simplicity card. I've had Citibank before and dropped it because of the excessive fees, interest, and hard to get a hold of customer service. Well, Citibank must have noticed the drop in their customers and decided to do something about it. The card actually doesn't give you any penalty rate or late fee if you miss a payment (as long as you pay it within reason). It's not the best for balance transfers and the grace period is a little short at 23 days, BUT as far as their customer service and new stance on fees go, this is really a groundbreaking new idea more
Jan 19, 2015
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Jan 19, 2015
The Citi Simplicity Card lives up to its name. I like that it has 0% interest rates ion purchase and transfers in the first 18 months. After the first 18 months, there are still fairly low user fees. I don’t like that the card has absolutely no rewards program because I feel like I am losing out on cash back if I were to use this card. However, the 24-customer service, no annual fee, no late fees, and 23 day grace period really do make the Citi Simplicity Card a good option if you want a card that is easy to use.
Dec 29, 2014
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Dec 29, 2014
The thing says no annual fee with an asterisk next to it. I have to be sure about that and the site doesn't list the conditions I would have to opt out of the city simplicity card.
Dec 24, 2014
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Dec 24, 2014
Simplicity is aptly named named, it's quite easy to use, no fees, and represents why people like to use MasterCard. It's the best credit card I've used.
Dec 16, 2014
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Dec 16, 2014
Low interest, good incentives, no fees, great card you can't do much better.
Nov 24, 2014
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Nov 24, 2014
This is my favorite card. I love it because I paid no interest rate for the first eighteen months and after that my rate was still relatively low. Also there are minimal fees and no annual fee!
Nov 18, 2014
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Nov 18, 2014
The City Simplicity Card is an all around great card for anyone who is looking for an affordable why to spend money. You pay no interest for 18 months and the interest rate ranges for 12.99%-22.99%. Customer service is available 24 hours a day which helps when you have issues with purchases and card use at odd hours of the day. You also get a 23 day grace period, which is at the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to credit cards.
Nov 17, 2014
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Nov 17, 2014
I signed up for the Citi Simplicity card due to the promo they were running that offered eighteen months no interest financing on both my purchases and my balance transfers. Citi seemed to have some issues offering me a card with a decent limit but after some back and forth with them I was able to push it to a higher more useful level. This allowed me to consolidate my outstanding credit card debt onto one credit card, and pay it off quickly. Also it allowed my credit score to increase since my credit utilization went down after paying off the outstanding debt.

The zero percent interest allowed to me more
Oct 24, 2014
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Oct 24, 2014
The Citi Simplicity Card is great for keeping these simple and easy. No need to worry about fees and penalties and the introductory APR is great for transferring a balance and paying it off easily. There other cards that offer late payment forgiveness, but you only get a few chances for forgiveness, not unlimited. This is great value even with the lack of rewards. For other cards you usually pay more in fees than you get back in rewards. With low interest rates and no late fees, this is a great card to have.
Oct 23, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
I just received my Citi Simplicity card a few weeks ago. This card is exactly as advertised, because it is very simple. I don't have to worry about a bunch of extra fees. I can use it anywhere, and I am a very happy customer. Out of all my credit cards this one is by far my favorite. Citibank has simply outdone itself with this credit card. I award the city simplicity card 5/5 stars overall. I would advise anyone to find a card that is more forgiving out there, and presents the user with lower fees. If you do find a better credit card, I would be extremely surprised. more
Oct 11, 2014
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Oct 11, 2014
I have been using Citi Simplicity and Dividend credit cards for the last 10 years!! A few days back when I looked, I could get cashback above $20. And now I can't get anything below $50! I have $25 and $35 locked in 2 of my credit card accounts and can't get it. Pisses me off esp. because I thought I was smart to use Citi credit cards :(( I don't treat cashback as a reward but as money earned. There are several other credit cards I already have but don't use that offer equal or greater cashback without ___gimmicks___. I will switch to one of them and am writing more
Oct 3, 2014
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Oct 3, 2014
This card looks great for the no penalty fees ever! I'm always worried about missing my payment and receiving a penalty. No rewards is kind of a disappointment as lots of other cards out there offer some kind of reward, however minor. 0% APR for 18 months is nice, but other companies offer similar as well. It looks tricky about how much you interest you get charged after the 18 months but use it to pay off another card that has a higher APR and you're saving money!
Sep 24, 2014
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Sep 24, 2014
I have been very happy with this card. I was really happy with the 0% interest rate for 18 months and then only 12.99% there after
Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 10, 2014
The Citi Simplicity Card, fittingly, made it simple for me to transfer over my balance from my Discover card. I wasn't happy with the APR on my Discover and the Citi Simplicity card didn't charge me any fees or APR for the first 18 months on my transferred balance. I was able to pay off another card easily and without ever worrying about late fees!
Aug 15, 2014
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Aug 15, 2014
The Citi Simplicity Card is definitely true to its name. I got the Citi Simplicity card when I needed a card with no annual fees, which is just one of the wonderful features of this streamlined credit card. The other main selling point for me was zero interest for 18 months. This feature makes it an ideal card for transferring balances and paying them down over the course of 18 months. The low-interest rates, mine is a 12.99%, are a really great deal as well.
Jul 21, 2014
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Jul 21, 2014
I like that this card has no late fees. Other than that, it is a standard card.
Jul 7, 2014
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Jul 7, 2014
It's a good card. nothing really makes it stick out but it will get the job done. I don't use it much but I have no stigmas against it.
Jun 9, 2014
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Jun 9, 2014
don't appy this card because I have it for a year but they tried to lie and take money from me. I tried to call them 10 times to talk with them about pay off but they asked me SS number I gave to them they said not right and told me to call back. And I called back and they said the same things. It is horrible company
May 28, 2014
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May 28, 2014
I signed up for my Citi Simplicity Card to take advantage of 0% APR on balance transfers. It was great I was able to payoff another credit card and then pay no interest on my Citicard. Now I use my Citicard for new purchases. There are a lot of great benefits such as no late fees, great rewards, and a competitive APR after the initial 0% APR for 18 months. Its a good card with pretty good customer service. I pay all my bills online and get paperless billing in my email.
May 28, 2014
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May 28, 2014
I like how the Citi Simplicity Card has no late fees or penalty rates or annual fees. The way I would like to use this card is to transfer my higher interest rate balances to help pay off my credit debt.
May 16, 2014
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May 16, 2014
I like how this card will allow cash transfers and there are no late fees. Sometimes we can run into monetary issues and Citi will work with you to make your life easier.
May 8, 2014
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May 8, 2014
This is my third credit card and I have to say I am pleased with how easy they make it to stay on top of your payments without incurring late fees or ridiculous amounts of interest. The statements are very easy to read, which was an issue for me with my previous two credit cards. Also, I called in to customer service when I noticed an unauthorized charge and they fixed it immediately with no hassle. I would definitely say this is one of the better credit cards out there right now.
May 7, 2014
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May 7, 2014
The fact that there is no late fees, annual fees or a penalty fee, on top of the fact that is it a 0% intro APR on balance transfers and new purchases for 18 months, makes the CITI SIMPLICITY extremely appealing. I have also dealt with CITI for many years and they have always been a good company as far as I am concerned. The only downside to this card is the fact that there are no reward incentives, but I think the pros outweigh the cons.
Apr 30, 2014
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Apr 30, 2014
The fact that the citi simplicity card has an intro rate of 0% APR makes me really love this card. There are many fewer fees than other similar cards and that is a huge plus. The only downside to this card is the lack of rewards.
Apr 25, 2014
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Apr 25, 2014
The Citi Simplicity card feels like it was made just for me! Being only 22 and having a family of my own, times can be tough! With this card, and the lack of fees, it makes my life just that much simpler. It doesn't offer rewards, but so what! It surely makes up for it!
Apr 9, 2014
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Apr 9, 2014
The initial 0% interest rate on the Citi Simplicity card is really nice. That along with no penalties or late/annual fees make this a really nice card to get if you can. Just remember to watch for after 18 months because your APR will be going up.
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May 3, 2014
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May 3, 2014
How do I get a pin#?
May 5, 2014
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May 5, 2014
Your best bet is to call customer service at 1-800-950-5114. Most probably they will have the answer to your query.
Feb 13, 2013
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Feb 13, 2013
I just received the city card and when I try to activate it , I was told that that number did not exist.and they hang up on me, not that I need the card but it was not right.
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 16, 2012
Is this card able to issue a check for a purchase? I want to finish my basement and don't want to pay 6% interest for a loan so was wanting to get this and put $15,000 on it, pay off $800 or so a month for 21 months. Thing is our contractor doesn't take CC so would need the simplicity card to issue a check for payment? does that owrk?
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 16, 2012
Unfortunately the Simplicity Credit Card will not offer 0% if you ask them to issue a check since that will most likely be considered a cash advance. You might want to look into sending the money to your contractor through Paypal (which accepts credit cards) and then working out an arrangement where you split with your contractor the 2.9% fee that Paypal will charge.
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