at Citibank,

Member, FDIC

Pros

Up to $600 sign-up bonus.
Strong online and mobile features, including budgeting and many customer service options.
60,000+ fee-free ATMs.
1,800 overseas branches.

Cons

APY starts at 0.04% on standard savings account; better rates available elsewhere.
Balance of at least $500 required in basic savings account to waive monthly fee, more than some competitors require.
U.S. branches (about 700) are fewer than similar-sized peers.

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Overall

3.5

Citibank offers a range of products and tools you’d expect from a big bank, but it also has drawbacks often seen with large institutions, and it falls short of peers in some areas. Citibank is the retail banking division of Citigroup, a New York-based financial services provider with 200 million customer accounts worldwide. Ratings methodology | Updated Jan. 10, 2019

Checking

3.5

Citibank's various checking accounts generally come in combination packages with savings accounts, which have many fees or requirements. The checking account in the basic banking package has the best balance of options to avoid the monthly fee and have access to services such as checks.

Citi Savings
APY
0.04%
Min. balance for APY
$1

at Citibank,

Member, FDIC

How does Citibank compare?

Citibank

Citi Savings

NerdWallet Rating

APY

0.04%

Monthly Fees

$5

Bonus features

Live help 24/7

Mobile-friendly

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.15%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

HSBC

Online Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at HSBC,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.30%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

Competitive APY

No Monthly Fee

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Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Fair
Fees
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Terrible customer service
Using their live chat is so terrible. Sometimes I will try multiple times in a day and make no progress at all. It is the worse live chat customer support I've used for any company and I use those often. Sometimes they will take ten minutes to respond so you will browse other tabs while you wait for them, after their response if you don't respond back in about 30 seconds they close the chat. It doesn't just end but it closes. So even if they did answer your question you cannot see it. I also have been working on a dispute for months, I did get someone through live chat but to discuss disupute they said I just have to email their billingdisputes email with the dispute id as the subject. Which I did two weeks ago and have received no response. useless
Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Fair
Fees
Fair
WORST BANK EVER
took thousands of dollars and locked my account without notice. Then after several customer service attempts I was told it would take 30 days to receive MY money back.
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