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Citi and Citgo renew credit card agreement

In a recent press release, Citi Retail Services announced its renewal of its private label credit card with Citgo. The two companies have had a relationship since 1995. The new agreement is a multi-year deal to continue that relationship. The Citgo Plus Card is good at any of the petroleum company's more than 6,000 locations in [...]

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Citibank gets OK to launch credit cards in China

Citibank has announced it will launch a credit card in China in 2012, the first of its kind in the historically restrictive country. According to CNNMoney, Citibank is not only the first American bank but the first non-Asian bank to win such approval by the Chinese banking authorities. The China Banking Regulatory Commission will let Citibank [...]

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Citibank deems frequent flier miles taxable income

The value of frequent flier miles is coming under fire as Citibank recently issued IRS 1099 tax forms to members who received miles as an incentive to open a checking or savings account. In reporting an assigned dollar value to the miles, the bank is saying those miles represent taxable income. Whether or not the [...]

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Strong Q3 prompts Citi to keep retail credit cards

Citigroup announced it has decided to keep its once-beleaguered retail credit card division. The bank noted an increase in consumers paying down debt and using credit cards more judiciously, making the co-branded and private label credit cards more lucrative for the company. The company had in the past two years been trying to sell its retail [...]

Categories: Citi Bank, Retail Cards
Citi ThankYou Preferred card offers 50K bonus points

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Citibank is swimming against the tide of increasing bank fees by upping the way members can earn and use rewards points on its Citi ThankYou Preferred Card. New ThankYou cardholders are eligible to earn 25,000 bonus ThankYou Points if they make $5,000 [...]

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Google Wallet launches mobile payment support with Citi MasterCard

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Google expanded its mobile payment experiment this month, announcing a software update to the Sprint Nexus S 4G that enables the phone's near field communications functionality. Right now, eligible Nexus users can link their mobile handsets with any of four supported [...]

Categories: Contactless Credit Cards, Citi Bank
Citi credit card default rates tick upward

Citigroup reports an increase in the number of defaulted credit card payments in August 2011, the second month in a row that Citibank has seen this figure rise. At the same time, the rate of late payments to Citibank credit cards fell. Citibank defaults on the rise Citibank is known for its range of credit card rewards [...]

Categories: Credit Card Delinquencies, Citi Bank
EMV chip technology coming to a credit card near you

Starting this month, overseas business travelers who carry Citi corporate credit cards can breathe a little easier when making purchases. And back in the States, regular Joe consumers may soon find themselves inserting instead of swiping their credit cards. Both these changes are thanks to a burgeoning EMV chip technology, which is about to get [...]

Categories: Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, Visa, Chase Bank
Citi Simplicity Card is easy, but not cheap

Citigroup launched a revamped Citi Simplicity Card a credit card with an offer that aims to simplify the fees, rates and rules that create hassles for many cardholders. The Simplicity card has these key features zero percent introductory APR for 18 months on balance transfers and on purchases. After the introductory period, the variable APR will [...]

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New Citi/AA airline credit card offers "chip and PIN" plus elite perks

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Citi Cards and American Airlines offer unprecedented benefits and a "chip and PIN" option to lure elite travelers to their latest airline credit card. Travel rewards and perks The Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard builds on the 24-year relationship between Citi [...]

Categories: Rewards / Travel Cards, MasterCard, Citi Bank, Testing / Technology
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