Interest free purchases for 6 months with Citi Ready Credit.1
Money that’s always at hand
Citi Ready Credit is a line of credit you can access when you need to, without reapplying. You'll only pay interest on what you use, not your credit limit.
Pay no interest for 6 months on purchases
Get your projects started with 0% p.a. on anything you buy for the first 6 months.1 After that, it reverts to the standard variable rate.
Choose your own repayments each month, over the minimum payment due.
No ongoing or early repayment fees
There’s a one-off Establishment fee of $149, but after that, there are no ongoing or early repayment fees.2
Pay it off with a Citi instalment plan
After your introductory period, you can convert eligible purchases or an eligible statement balance into a Citi instalment plan.3 It’s easy to setup online or through the Citi Mobile® App.
Fast application process
Apply in as little as 10 minutes.
Are you ready?
0% p.a. for 6 months on purchases
and the initial balance transfer, reverting to the standard variable rate1
With your Citi Lending Debit Mastercard®4 you can buy almost anything, even the kitchen sink
Purchase items with your phone through Apple Pay®5 or Samsung Pay6
After your introductory period, convert eligible purchases or an eligible statement balance into a Citi instalment plan3
Got any questions about Citi Ready Credit? Give us a call on 1300 790 926 to talk it through.
Purchase Cover Insurance
Receive 90 days complimentary insurance up to specified amounts against loss, theft or accidental damage on covered products purchased anywhere in the world using your Mastercard debit card if you make a claim within 21 days.7
Extended Warranty Insurance
Receive Extended Warranty Insurance for eligible purchases up to a maximum of 12 months from the manufacturer's warranty (for the same period as the original written warranty), for the cost of repairing or replacing the purchase made on your Mastercard debit card in the event that the product breaks.7
Guaranteed Pricing Scheme
Purchase a product using your Mastercard debit card, and get the best price if, within 60 days of the purchase, it’s available for a lower price from a store within a 25 kilometre radius from where the covered product was purchased. If the price difference is greater than AU$75, we will refund the price difference up to $500. (Internet purchases are excluded).7
Other things to know
0% p.a. for 6 months on purchases and the initial balance transfer1
Standard variable rate (APR)
20.49% p.a. or pay off eligible purchases at a fixed interest rate over a set term with a Citi Instalment Plan3
With Citi Personal Loan Plus you'll enjoy a low variable rate of 8.90% p.a. and fixed monthly repayments for 3, 4 or 5 years. Comparison rate 9.18% p.a. Comparison rate warning. Fees and charges, T&Cs apply.
1. Apply and get approved.
2. Within 7 days of approval you will receive your Mastercard debit card in the mail which you can add to your physical wallet, and Apple Pay®5 or Samsung Pay6 wallets.
3. Use your Mastercard debit card to make a purchase online or in-store anywhere Mastercard is accepted.
4.Want to use the balance transfer? Add your balance transfer details in the application form or call up within 90 days of your account approval to provide your balance transfer details and enjoy 0% p.a. for 6 months from the day your balance transfer is drawn.
5.Need cash? You can use your Mastercard debit card at any ATM or access funds through the Citi Mobile App® at any time (standard APR applies unless another offer is provided).
What is Citi Ready Credit and how does it work?
Citi Ready Credit is a line of credit that is ready for you whenever you need it. You can make purchases, withdraw cash, request a balance transfer or transfer money to any other Australian bank account. After your introductory period, you can also convert eligible purchases or an eligible statement balance into a Citi instalment plan.3
When you get a Citi Ready Credit account we send you a Mastercard debit card that you can load into your Apple Pay®5 or Samsung Pay6 wallet or use your debit card to buy the things you need.
How do my statements work?
You are sent a statement each month that helps you stay on top of what you have used, or you can log into the Citi Mobile App® to get easy updates and pay your statement balance or minimum due, whenever you want without incurring any payment fees. You have 25 days from the statement date to make the minimum payment, otherwise a Late Fee will apply.
Your minimum repayment is dependent on how much of your limit you have used. The minimum repayments are calculated as the greater of $30 or any instalment due under a fixed payment option plus any fees and interest charged plus 1% of the outstanding balance (excluding the fixed payment options). When you have no outstanding balance there is no minimum repayment required. You can pay more than the minimum repayment without any penalties or fees.
What is a line of credit?
Citi Ready Credit is an approved credit limit that you have access to for as long as you keep the account open. You can access the available credit on an ongoing basis without having to reapply for credit. You can repay the funds at any time as long as you meet the minimum monthly repayment.
What can I use Citi Ready Credit for?
Citi Ready Credit is ideally suited to those that have regular large cash outlays that they would like to smooth out over time. For example, you can use it for home renovations, a milestone celebration, unexpected expenses such as a vet bill, school fees or general cash flow management. Citi Ready Credit is not suitable for debt consolidation, investment purposes or living expenses.
What is an instalment plan?
An instalment plan allows you to make your repayments in monthly instalments at a fixed rate over a set term.3 There are three types of instalment plan options available with Citi:
1. Citi Quick Cash: Request cash from $500 up to 90% of your available credit limit and convert into monthly instalments
2. Citi Paylite: Convert eligible retail purchases and cash advances from $300 up to 90% of your credit limit that are yet to appear on your statement
3. Citi FlexiBill: Convert retail purchases and cash advances from $500 or more included in the closing balance of your last statement.
What’s the difference between a line of credit and a personal loan?
Generally speaking, a line of credit is an ongoing credit facility with no set end date and flexible monthly repayments over the monthly minimum amount due. It is often used to help with cash flow management to dip in and out of.
A personal loan tends to have fixed monthly repayments and a set term with which to pay off the amount you have borrowed.
Can I withdraw cash from a line of credit?
You can withdraw cash from Citi Ready Credit at any ATM in Australia and it’ll be charged at the standard variable rate. Alternatively you can buy things on your Mastercard debit card online or in-store. Check out the insurance section above as many of your purchases may be covered by complimentary insurance.
Can I pay off my balance early?
There are no additional charges for repaying your balances before the end of your introductory term. You only ever pay for Citi Ready Credit while you are using it and will not be penalised for staying on top of your finances and repaying early.
Can I apply if I’m an existing Citi customer?
Yes, you can have more than one account at any time. If you already have another Citi unsecured credit product you must hold this account in good working order for 6 months before applying for a lending product such as a Citi Ready Credit. Any introductory offers are not transferrable between accounts.
Here’s what you’ll need to apply:
2 forms of identification
e.g. drivers license, passport, etc.
1 proof of income document
e.g. most recent payslip