To log in to your Citi Simplicity® Card account, go to the login page on the Citibank website or mobile app and enter your username and password in the appropriate fields. Then, click the “Sign On” to access your online account. If you don’t already have an account, you will need to start by clicking “Register for Online Access” in order to set up a username and password.
How to Log in to a Citi Simplicity Card Account
Register your Citi Simplicity Card for online account access. Click “Register for Online Access” and enter your card number, birthdate and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or Tax ID number to verify your credit card account.
Choose your Citi Simplicity Card username and password. The username must be between 5 and 50 characters, including special characters, but no spaces. The password must contain from 6 to 50 characters and have at least one letter and one number, different from your password, and no more than two consecutive identical characters. The password is not case sensitive and may contain special characters.
Log in with your new Citi Simplicity Card credentials. From the login page on the Citibank website or mobile app, fill out the User ID and Password fields using your new credentials, and click “Sign On” to access your account.
After you have signed up and logged in, you’ll be able to manage your Citi Simplicity Card account online. You can pay your credit card bill, see credit card statements, monitor account activity, and change account information such as passwords and automatic payments.
If you forget your login information, click “Forgot Password?” on the Citibank login page. Then, just follow the prompts to reset or retrieve your username or password.
You can make a Citibank credit card payment online, by phone, through the Citibank mobile app, by mail or at a branch. The easiest way to pay Citibank credit card bills is to do so online, especially if you set up automatic payments from a checking account.
Choose how much to pay, when to pay it, and where the payment is coming from.
Confirm your choices and submit your payment.
Other Ways to Pay Citibank Credit Card Bills
Call the number on the back of the card and enter your card information when prompted.
Through the mobile app
Log in to your account and select your card, then tap “Make a Payment.”
Send a check or money order (but not cash) to: P.O. BOX 9001037, Louisville, KY- 40290-1037. Make sure to send it early enough that it will arrive by the due date. Write your credit card number on the check, too.
At a branch
You can make a payment at any Citibank branch during normal business hours.
It’s better to pay off your credit card than to keep a balance. It's best to pay a credit card balance in full because credit card companies charge interest when you don’t pay your bill in full every month. Depending on your credit score, which dictates your credit card options, you can expect to pay an extra … read full answer9% to 25%+ on a balance that you keep for a year. For example, if you spent $100 on a card with a 15% purchase APR, you would owe $115 at the end of a year. A good APR is anything below 18%, as that’s roughly the average for new card offers. And even that’s not very low. Plus, most credit cards have a grace period, which means if you pay off your full balance every month before the due date, you won’t have to pay interest. But you lose the grace period if you don’t pay in full one month, and you’ll have to pay your entire balance for two consecutive billing cycles to get it back.
Some people think you need to carry a balance in order to see positive information on your credit report, but that’s simply not true. You don’t even need to use your credit card to build credit. Simply keeping an account open and in good standing is enough to affect your score for the better. Using your card regularly helps because having a credit utilization ratio between 1% and 10% is slightly better for your credit score than 0%. But credit utilization is based on your statement balance, and your monthly statement comes before the due date. So you can still pay your bill in full every month while doing right by your credit score. In fact, you should pay in full whenever possible.
Of course, it’s a different story if you’re using a 0% credit card. During the 0% APR introductory period, your balance – whether from a purchase or balance transfer – won’t accrue interest as long as you pay the minimum amount required by the due date each month. But if you don’t pay in full by the end of the 0% period, interest will come into play.
Here’s why it’s better to pay off your card than to carry a balance:
If you pay your bill in full each month, you won’t be charged any interest. However, if you don’t pay in full one month, you’ll lose your grace period, and your purchases will begin accruing daily interest right away. You can get your grace period back by paying in full for two consecutive billing cycles.
You don’t need to carry a balance for a credit card to help your credit score. What matters most for credit building is meeting due dates and keeping credit utilization below 30%.
Paying your bills on time doesn’t require you to pay your balance in full each month. You just have to make the minimum payment listed on your statement. But if you take on too much debt, you may find it hard to make your monthly payments.
Carrying a balance makes it harder to keep your credit utilization low, since your everyday spending will be added on top of the amount you’re carrying from month to month. It’s best to use less than 30% of the credit made available to you.
So, to recap, it’s better to pay off your credit card than to carry a balance because it builds your credit history just as well without subjecting you to interest charges. And remember, not carrying a balance does not mean you have to stop using your credit card. There is a middle ground. A balance will be listed on your credit card statement whenever you make purchases, but if you pay that amount by the due date, you won’t really be carrying a balance.
You can check your credit card balance online, via mobile app, or by phone. The easiest ways to check your credit card balance are online and through the credit card company’s mobile app. Either of these methods will let you see the most up-to-date credit card balance when you check. Most major card issuers have mobile apps, which makes checking your balance a matter of pulling out your phone.… read full answer
To check your credit card balance online, simply open a web browser and go to the card issuer's website. It should be listed on the back of your credit card. Sign in with your account information, or set up online access to your account (most bank websites have a login or signup box on the landing page). Once you log in, you’ll be able to check your current balance, see your most recent statements, make payments, schedule future payments, and more.
Checking your balance with an app is similar to checking it online, and it’s just as easy. Just search the card issuer’s name in your phone’s app store and download the official app. Most official card issuer apps are free. After it’s downloaded, log in with your credentials. You should be able to do most things on the app that you can do on the issuer’s website, but banking app features vary from issuer to issuer.
To check your credit card balance over the phone, call the customer service number on the back of your credit card. You’ll likely be asked to enter your card number and/or other personal information to verify your identity. Most card issuer customer service lines have an automated system for checking balances, so listen to the options menu and follow the prompts to check your latest balance.
It’s good practice to check your credit card balance regularly. Doing so can help you spot fraudulent charges and mistakes on your account. It’s also good to keep track of your balance to make sure you aren’t using too much of your available credit. Having a high credit utilization can hurt your credit score, which can hurt your chances of getting a credit card in the future.
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