Your Citi Simplicity® Card credit limit will be at least $500 - if you get approved. That’s the minimum limit listed in the card’s terms and conditions, but your maximum credit line could be as high as $100,000. It all depends on your credit history, your income, and any potential debt or liabilities you might have.
Here are some tips for getting a higher Citi Simplicity® Card credit limit:
Watch your utilization. If you already have a credit card, try to use just a fraction of your available credit. Most sources say the magic number is around 30% or less. This will show Citi you’re not desperate.
Make more & spend less. Income and assets are a high credit limit’s friends. Lots of existing debt is not.
Wait if you need to. This credit card requires good credit for approval, for one thing. So, if you need some time to get your financial house in order before applying, take it.
If you get the card but not the credit limit you want, don’t worry too much. You can always ask for an increase later on. I’d wait at least 6 months, assuming you pay your bills on time.
The Citi Simplicity Card credit score requirement is 700 or higher, meaning that you need at least good credit to get this card.
It is also worth noting that you never can be 100% sure whether you’ll be approved just by credit score alone. Your credit score is only one of the aspects Citi will look at when making a decision on your application. Your debt, annual income, and any past negative marks on your credit report will also matter.… read full answer
Having that said, it would be better to check your score and only apply if it's 700+.
Citi Simplicity does not offer any rewards. Instead of rewards, Citi Simplicity offers introductory interest rates: 0% for 12 months on purchases and 0% for 21 months on balance transfers. It also has a $0 annual fee. If you want rewards, try Citi Rewards+ or the Citi Double Cash Cardinstead of Citi Simplicity.… read full answer
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