I received my card last month, my scores range from 685-705. have 3 other cards with limits from $1k-8k. total debt is about $1,200 or so which will be paid off by next month. got instantly approved with $9k limit and a $13.9% rate. i ruined my credit in the my late teenage years into my early 20's but ive managed to improve it drastically. This is not a rewards card but its not what i was looking for. So far so good.
ADDITIONAL RATINGS YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL
- Balance Transfer Intro APR 0% for 21 Months
- Balance Transfer Regular APR 14.49% - 24.49%* Variable
- Annual Fee $0*
- Purchase Intro APR 0% for 21 Months
- Purchase Regular APR 14.49% - 24.49%* Variable
The well-named Citi Simplicity® Card is a nice fit for consumers with excellent credit who want a simple card that won’t drown them in fees.
Why We Like It
This card has no annual fee, no late fees and no penalty APR. Citi Simplicity® also includes a 0% intro APR on balance transfers and purchases for 21 months.
Look Out For
Citi Simplicity® has no late fees ever, but a higher regular interest rate will kick in after the 21 month introductory period. Once that interest rate is in effect, failing to pay in full and on time could still put a dent in your wallet. The card also includes a 3% foreign transaction fee and a 3% or $5 (whichever is greater) balance transfer fee.
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I recently applied for this card to take advantage of the 21 months 0% interest on new purchases and balance transfers. Got the card in the mail, went to activate it online and thought I completed it. Went to verify some details of the terms before using it for the first time today and logged into the website. Website tells me my registration was not complete, so I finish it online by providing my information. Website tells me great, activation complete, you can use your card immediately. Went out shopping for some new shirts for work as I needed a minor wardrobe refresh, and for the first time EVER in my life I'm the awkward guy at the counter whose card is declined. After it was declined I put it on the card I'm going to transfer balances on. After reading some of the reviews about them refusing balance transfers after that's how the card is marketed (CK pushed it as the best card for balance transfers), that thought has me wary. When I called customer service, I got a script reading foreign call center who was very awkward. After providing all of my personal information and saying the verification was complete and the card was ready for use she asked "And you are the person who signed up for this card online?" Who else would I be if I just provided all information for the account? Even if I wasn't, would a legit ID thief be like "Oh, you got me!"
TLDR= Activated card on website it said ready to use, used card and it was rejected. Customer service was terrible when calling in about the problem.
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