Citibank Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares

Margarette BurnetteJuly 21, 2020
Citibank Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares

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The Citibank savings account interest rate for its Accelerate account is 1.10% APY. With that balance-boosting yield, which is higher than savings account interest rates at many other banks, the name makes sense. However, the rate for Citi’s basic savings account is lower, at 0.04%. Here’s a look at how the savings accounts measure up compared to other options.

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How Citibank compares to online banks

Large banks tend to have accounts with higher monthly fees and lower rates for savings. Citibank’s savings accounts do have monthly fees, and its basic Citi Savings account has a low rate.

However, Citi Accelerate Savings — available in select markets — offers a much better return. And the monthly fee is relatively easy to avoid. If the account is available in your market, it's worth a look.

If Accelerate savings is not available to you, however, you have other options at online banks. Along with higher rates, many online accounts come with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements.

How does Citibank compare?

» Learn more: Read NerdWallet’s Citibank review

How much interest could you be earning? Find out with the calculator below. The higher the rate, the faster your money can grow.

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