Citi has sent out credit card invitations to people across the US and each invitation comes with a number that is needed in order to apply for a credit card online. The application process is easy and streamlined so applicants should have no problem applying for their new credit card.
This offer is only open to clients that receive the invitations from the company but there are other online credit card applications that people who do not get invites can opt for.
Citi, also known as Citigroup Inc., is a multinational financial services and banking corporation that is based in Manhattan, NY. Its first name was City Bank of New York. Citigroup was formed by a merger between two giants – Citicorp and Travelers Group back in October 1998. This merger was known as the largest corporate merger ever and it created the biggest financial services company in the world. Though it was called a merger, what happened was a stock swap where Travelers paid $70 billion for the shares held by Citi. The whole merger/stock swap was valued at close to $140 billion. With $698 billion in assets at the time, it was slightly ahead of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
As of 2008, Citi became the 3rd biggest bank holding company in the United States based on its assets. The largest shareholders of the company come from Singapore and the Middle East. Until the 2008 global financial crisis, it was the largest bank and company in the world and employed over 357,000 people. Citi has a financial services network in over 140 countries and around 16,000 offices with thousands of clients and employees.
Other cards being offered by Citi are rewards cards, travel cards, cash back cards, balance transfer cards, and business cards.
How to Apply for Citi Simplicity Credit Card Online
Before applying for the credit card, make sure you have the invitation number and other financial and personal information ready.
- Open browser and go to the first link below.
- Click on the “Apply now” button.
- Provide all the information that is being required.
- Click on the agreement boxes.
- Review all the information provided.
- Click on “submit” at the bottom of the page and follow the rest of the instructions given.
Citi Simplicity Home Page – www.applynow.citisimplicity.com
Citi Hotline number – 1-800-374-9700