Citi® Secured MasterCard®

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  • Start building credit for tomorrow
  • A security deposit is required for this product (minimum $200)
  • Unlike a prepaid card, it helps build credit history, with monthly notifications to the credit bureaus
  • Pay your bill on time every month to avoid damaging your credit. Citi can help keep you on track with Auto Pay, online Bill Pay and alerts.
  • Use the card anywhere MasterCard® is accepted - worldwide
Annual Fee:
$0
Purchase Intro APR:
N/A
Purchase Regular APR:
22.24%*
Variable
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
N/A
Balance Transfer Regular APR:
22.24%*
Variable

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* See the online Provider's credit card application for details about terms and conditions. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However all credit card information is presented without warranty. When you click on the 'Apply Now' button, you can review the credit card terms and conditions on the provider's website.

Cash Advance Rate 25.49%
Cash Advance Fee 5%, Min: $10
Late Fee Up to $35
Penalty APR Up to 29.99%
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, Min: $5
Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
Return Payment Fee Up to $35

Cardholders' Reviews

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Most Helpful Positive Review
CowboynSpurs2121
by CowboynSpurs2121
Helpful to 362 out of 387

So I applied with good odds and was denied, my wife was approved... She made the deposit, card came in 7 days. Wife called Citi to add me to her account and now I have my own. And then I tried for Capital 1 card silver and we both got approved. So I waited 3 months later notice my credit has been increasing good. So I tried the Discover it denied... My wife got approved, she got her card and later added me to her card. Now I have Cap 1, Discover and Citi. But what I'm saying is if you have a spouse and you were denied they should try and if he or she is approved, they can add you to the account and it will build you both up. My score 576 and my wife's was lower at 540. Now she's at  600 an I'm at a 590. I'll be glad to get out the poor score level. 

The following information and reviews are brought to you by Credit Karma and/or its users. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for this content.
Most Helpful Negative Review
naren1988
Past customer don't apply
by naren1988
Helpful to 178 out of 197

If you're a citicard customer in the past don't apply for this card they don't approve it for existing or past customers. Above that they will have a hard inquiry. Please consider my suggestion before applying


Our Take

The Citi® Secured MasterCard® is a great option for consumers looking for a starter card to help build their credit through responsible use and on-time payments.

What to Like

The Citi® Secured MasterCard® is available to people with little or no credit, and reports monthly to the major credit bureaus. There are also no application fees associated with this card, though note the required security deposit.

Look Out For

It’s a secured credit card, meaning you’ll have to put down a security deposit equal to the size of your credit limit. There’s also a relatively high APR.

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‡ Average score refers to the arithmetic mean, typical low score to the 5th percentile and typical high score to the 95th percentile of, in each case, available VantageScore 3.0 credit scores provided by TransUnion of Credit Karma members who were approved for this product from March 2016 through August 2016. Average and typical approved scores are provided as guidelines only and approval is not guaranteed. You can learn more about credit card approval through our in-depth article.

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