The Citi Custom Cash Card’s starting credit limit is $500. This amount is guaranteed for anyone approved for the card. But yours can be more, depending on your credit score, income, and payment history.
Fortunately, starting credit limits aren’t permanent. After at least six months of opening your account, you can ask for a credit limit increase. And the issuer will also periodically review your account to see if you’re eligible for a higher limit.
For better odds of being granted a higher credit limit, always pay your bills on time, stay well below your credit limit, and try improving your credit score and income.
You won’t know your actual credit limit until you’re approved for your Citibank credit card. The limit you get depends on your credit standing, income and debt. If you don’t get the credit limit you want, you can choose not to open the account. Or, if you decide to accept the limit that’s offered, you can always request a credit limit increase after you’ve made several months of on time payments.
You can request a Citi Custom Cash℠ Card credit limit increase online, through the Citibank mobile app, or by calling customer service at 1-888-872-2214. To raise your chances of being approved for a higher credit limit, pay your bill on time for at least six straight months, reduce your outstanding debt, and update the income Citibank has on file. Citibank will be more likely to increase your credit limit if the revised income clearly shows that you can afford a higher limit.… read full answer
How To Get a Citi Custom Cash Credit Limit Increase Online
Log in to your online account or the Citibank mobile app.
Choose the Citi Custom Cash card from the list of account options (if you have more than one Citibank card).
Click “Credit Card Services,” and then “Request a Credit Limit Increase.”
Enter your total annual income and your monthly mortgage or rent payment amount . Click “Next.”
Confirm the information entered and click “Submit” to complete the request.
You should receive a decision in just a few seconds. If you’re approved for a Citi Custom Cash credit limit increase, the new limit is effective immediately.
Impact of a Citi Custom Cash Credit Limit Increase on Your Credit Score
When you request a Citi Custom Cash credit limit increase, Citibank will conduct a hard pull of your credit report, which will cause a short-term dip in your credit score. Citibank cannot do a hard pull without your permission, though.
Alternatively, you could be eligible for a Citi Custom Cash credit limit increase without even requesting one. The Citi Custom Cash card may offer an automatic credit limit increase if Citibank’s regular review of your account shows a history of on-time payments and low debt. An automatic credit limit increase involves a soft pull, which does not affect your credit score.
The highest credit card limit is over $100,000 according to anecdotes from credit card holders. But like most credit cards in general, even the highest-limit credit cards will only list minimum spending limits in their terms – and the highest minimum you’ll find is around $10,000.
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Again, keep in mind that most credit cards only disclose minimum credit limits, if that. So, your limit could be a lot higher based on your creditworthiness.
In order to have a better chance of getting the highest credit card limit possible in your situation, you should make sure to always pay bills on time, use 30% or less of your available credit, pay down your debts, save money for the future, and otherwise make good financial decisions.
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