Citi is a big, global brand that has been in Australia since the 1980s. On 1 June 2022, Citi's consumer banking business was acquired by NAB. This means all bank accounts, savings accounts, term deposits and credit cards are now provided by NAB, and any contract you may have with Citi is now with NAB. You can find all the details on Citi's website.
Quick facts about Citi
- Citi is part of Citigroup, a large global financial services organisation
- Citi has been in Australia since the 1980s
- Citi is the largest international bank in Australia
- Citi's consumer business was acquired by NAB in June 2022
- Citi is well known for its large range of credit cards in Australia, including rewards credit cards and balance transfer credit cards
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Citi took second place in Finder's everyday banking category in 2022, with 89% of the users that we surveyed saying they'd recommend the bank to a friend. Its customer satisfaction rating was 4.26 out of 5. Find more about Finder Banking Satisfaction Awards 2022.
Different deposit accounts offered by Citi
Citi's consumer banking business is now owned by NAB. This means all bank accounts, savings accounts and term deposits are now provided by NAB. These products sit under NAB's banking license, and are covered by the government's bank guarantee scheme. This means your deposit of up to $250,000 in a Citi account is protected by this scheme.
What transaction accounts are offered by Citi?
- Citi Plus everyday account. A fee-free account that gives you total access to your funds either with the issued Debit Mastercard or through online banking. This transaction account is for individuals who want ease in purchasing and paying their monthly bills.
- Cash Investment account. A transaction account that earns you competitive interest while still allowing you to pay your bills and receive direct deposits. This account is available as an individual transaction account or for managing business investments.
What savings accounts are offered by Citi?
- Citi Online Saver. The online saver allows transfers using a linked account to another Australian bank. There are no monthly fees with this account and no minimum balance requirement. This is an account intended for personal use that provides you with a special introductory rate for the first 4 months after the account has been opened.
What term deposits are offered by Citi?
- Citibank Term Deposit 10K. Earn a fixed interest rate on balance of $10,000 or more with a term deposit through Citi. The terms are flexible, ranging from 8 days to up to 5 years. There are no fees to consider unless you make an early withdrawal, plus you can choose the currency that you would like to save in.
What are the pros and cons of Citi accounts?
- Global ATM and branch access. Due to its worldwide presence, accessing your Citi accounts overseas is easy.
- Overseas money transfer. With the transaction account, you can transfer money overseas to certain countries instantly with no fee.
- Fees. There are no transaction charges or account-keeping fees for the savings and transactions products.
- Linked accounts. You can use your everyday account with another Australian bank to transfer money into and out of your Citi savings.
- Powered by NAB. Citi accounts are offered by NAB, one of Australia's biggest banks.
- Commission charge on foreign transfer. When making an overseas transfer, there is a commission charge included in the conversion rate.
- No ongoing savings interest rate. The Citi Online Saver offers an introductory bonus rate only. Citi doesn't offer a savings account with an ongoing bonus rate.
How to apply for a Citi account online
You can apply for a new Citi account online in less than 10 minutes. Just make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and have the necessary documents handy before you start your application.
- You're over 18 years old
- You're an Australian resident for tax purposes
- You have an Australian phone number and residential address
- Personal details like your name, date of birth, residential address, phone number and email address
- ID documents such as your driver's licence, Medicare card, passport or proof-of-age card
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