CITIBANK STEP-UP ACCOUNT

More interest with more savings.

Plus instant access to funds and payments.

Step-Up Account

Citibank Step-Up Account

  • Enjoy more interest — start saving your salary from a base rate of 0.01% p.a. and step up to 0.13% p.a.* when you save more each month.
  • Easy access to ATMs at SMRT stations islandwide, and over millions of VISA/PLUS ATMs globally.
  • Free Debit card with VISA point-of-sale debit payment.
Benefits
Minimum Initial Deposit Required S$2,000
Eligibility Criteria Yes Aged 18 and above
Checking facilities Yes

Personalized checkbooks are automatically replenished1

Free cheque imaging printed on monthly statements for easy monitoring and tracking

Interest Earning Yes SAVE: Higher interest on your savings of up to 0.13% p.a.*
Online Banking Yes Pay Anyone online cheque payment service, direct transfer of funds between accounts
Phone Banking Yes CitiPhone Banking and Automated Voice Response
International ATM card Yes Free international ATM card with access to over 1.4 million Visa PLUS ATMS globally
Earning Interest

1. How Step-Up Interest works

  1. You start with a base rate of 0.01% p.a.* This steps up to 0.13% p.a.* over a 12-month period as your balance increases in consecutive months. Simply bank your monthly salary into your Step-Up Interest Account for it to happen.

    Interest is earned on 2 components:

    Increase your minimum balance each month and you'll earn Step-Up Interest.

  2. 2. Key features of Citibank Step-Up Interest Account:

    In the event that your current month's minimum balance falls below the previous month, your step up counter will be reset to 9, 6, 0 depending on the minimum balance in your account.

    Upon attaining the maximum of 0.13% p.a.* (after 12 counters of step up), maintain a minimum balance of S$20,000 OR ensure that your current month's minimum balance is greater than the previous month's minimum balance to continue to enjoy the superior interest of 0.13% p.a*.

  3. 3. Higher Interest Rates

    How Citibank Step-Up Interest Account compares to an ordinary savings account

    Let's assume you credit a salary of S$3,000 to your Citibank Step-Up Interest Account, spend S$1,200 and save the remaining S$1,800 in the account every month. Over a period of 24 months, you would have earned interest of S$56.74 - S$3.39 more than what an ordinary savings account has to offer!

    *Computation is based on illustration assumption only

FAQs

You will need to maintain a Total Relationship Balance (TRB) of minimum S$5,000 and S$200,000 average per month for Citibanking and Citigold customers respectively. Failing which, the Citibanking and Citigold fee of S$10 or S$50 respectively will be imposed on this account.

'Total Relationship Balance' is the sum of:

  • The average daily balance of your checking, savings and deposit accounts,
  • The average daily value of your investments, and
  • All outstanding amount(s) payable on your secured loan accounts as of the date of your last statement.

Please note that if you choose to close the account within the first 6 months from account opening, a fee of S$50 will be applicable.

  • Base interest is the basic interest that you will earn, just like your normal savings account. With this account, we are giving you a base rate of 0.01% p.a.*
  • Step up interest is a unique component in addition to your base interest. This is innovatively designed to reward you more as you increase your savings with us.
  • Base interest for the month is computed by multiplying the monthly base rate to the average daily balance of the month.
  • Step up interest is computed by multiplying the monthly step up interest rate to the previous month's minimum balance.

This refers to the lowest balance that is in your account in the previous month.

If your minimum balance for the current month is less than that of the previous month, the table below will explain what your new step up counter is.

Existing Counter in Previous Month Minimum Balance of Current Month New Step-Up Counter in Current Month
0 to 5 S$0 and above 0
6

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

6

6

0

7

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

6

6

0

8

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

6

6

0

9

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

9

6

0

10

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

9

6

0

11

S$10,000 and above

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

9

6

0

12

S$20,000 and above

S$10,000 to < S$20,000

S$5,000 to < S$10,000

S$0 to < S$5,000

12

9

6

0

Your step up interest increases every month so long as you satisfy the qualifying criteria. For example, for the first time that your current month's minimum balance is greater than your last month's minimum balance, your step up interest rate will be at 0.01% p.a.*. Next month, this step up interest rate will grow to 0.02% p.a.*. As long as you qualify for step up interest, this will increase up to the maximum interest rate (rate cap). The rate is capped once the addition of your base rate and step up interest rate hits 0.13% p.a.* (i.e. 0.01% p.a.* + 0.12% p.a.* = 0.13% p.a.*).

You will continue to enjoy the base interest rate of 0.01% p.a.* and step up interest rate of 0.12% p.a.* by:

  • Continuing to ensure that your current month's minimum balance is greater than last month's minimum balance; OR
  • Maintaining your balance above S$20,000.

Once you hit the maximum interest rate (rate cap), this gives you additional flexibility to continue enjoying the base interest rate of 0.01% p.a.* and Step-Up interest rate of 0.12% p.a.* without worrying about your current and last month's minimum balance.

Terms & Conditions:Terms & Conditions:

*All interest rates are subject to periodic review and may be revised at the bank's discretion. All rates are quoted on a per annum basis and are effective from 1 Aug 2011.

Base interest rate starts from 0.01% p.a., and is computed by taking the daily average balance at the end of the month. Your interest rate steps up each month, and up to a maximum of 0.13% p.a. over a 12-month period, if your minimum monthly balance is higher than the previous month's minimum balance. Step up interest is computed based on the preceding month's minimum balance. Both Base interest and step up interest are credited on the last day of the month (excluding Sunday and Public Holidays).Interest rates are subject to periodic reviews and may be reviewed at the bank's discretion.

The rates shown here are indicative only and quoted in % p.a. The rates are subject to change without prior notice and are not to be taken as an offer to contract. Citibank shall not be responsible for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of or reliance of the information provided therein.

1 First cheque book issued upon account opening is free. Thereafter, issuance of each subsequent cheque book is charged at S$15.  

Deposit Insurance Scheme

Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$50,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured. For more information, please refer to SDIC's website at www.sdic.org.sg.

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