Citi® Secured Mastercard®

welcome offer

No welcome offer

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $0*

Annual Fee

$0

Card Rewards

No rewards an all purchases

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Card Overview

The Citi Secured card does not earn rewards and also does not really have any benefits, the only good part is that there is no annual fee. The card can mature to a non secured card after about 18 months.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Fair credit ok - newcomers welcome
  • You can only get approved for 1 Citi Personal Card every 8 days, and not more than 2 Citi Personal Cards every 65 days
  • Citi will usually pull your Experian credit report (If you freeze Experian you can sometimes request the reconsideration department to pull Equifax)
  • You can check your application status  here  or call 1 888 201 4523
  • If declined you can call 1 800 695 5171 to be reconsidered
Card Details And Benefits
  • Citi Identity Theft Solutions

Compare Secured Cards

 
Annual fee Minimum Deposit Rewards Perks
Discover It Secured $0 $200  Earn 2% cashback on gas and restaurants on up to $1,000 spent each quarter. Unlimited 1% cash back everywhere else. Plus, all cashback earned the first year will be matched. No foreign transaction fees, free Fico score
Capital One Secured $0 $49, $99 or $200 (the final amount will be determined by Capital One after submitting your application) No rewards on any purchases No foreign transaction fees, auto rental collision waiver, purchase protection, extended warranty protection 
Bank of America Secured Card $0 $300 No rewards an any purchases Free Fico score
Citi Secured MasterCard  $0 $200 No rewards an all purchases Citi Identity theft solutions
TD Bank Secured $29 $300 Earn 1% cashback on all purchases Instant Credit Card replacement
 

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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