Citi® Secured Mastercard®

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  • No Annual Fee, and unlike a prepaid card, it helps build credit history with monthly notifications to the credit bureaus
  • A security deposit is required for this product (minimum $200)
  • 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:
24.49%*
Variable
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
N/A
Balance Transfer Regular APR:
24.49%*
Variable

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Cash Advance Rate 27.24%* Variable
Cash Advance Fee 5%, Min: $10
Late Fee Up to $35
Penalty APR Up to 29.99%* Variable
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
anareyes89
Worth it!
by anareyes89
Helpful to 450 out of 462

Let me start out by saying that this card is definitely worth it! I was young and dumb and really damaged my credit, about a year ago is when I really began to start wanting to clean it up. I applied for the Capitol One secured card, got approved, but forgot to fund the deposit so when I applied for it a second time, I was denied. Credit Karma suggested the Citi Secured card and I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. I got approved and have been using my card for about a month. I use it for gas and small food purchases. In that month my score shot up 58 points! It was a great feeling. If you're like me and read reviews, take my advice, get the card, its worth it!

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
EMTGuy777
Long wait times
by EMTGuy777
Helpful to 843 out of 892

I applied for this card on 4/22/2018 and it took until 6/17/2018 to be approved. In that time period I applied for a card with Discover and was approved in ten minutes over the phone. There was no change to my credit in that time period to affect either decision. Once I started to use my Discover card I realized that it was literally better than the Citi card in every way. I called to cancel my Citi card and was told they would mail their credit approval department (they couldn't even call their own employees). After my experiences with Citi and their customer service I recommend that you only apply for this card if you have no other option. The card has no benefits, they take forever, and there are much better options out there with either Discover or Capital One. 


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