NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2005) - Citibank®
and American Express® announce today
that they will offer consumers Citibank premium benefits and customer
service through cards that are accepted wherever American Express is
welcome. Plus, many of the new Citi American Express Cards reward cardmembers
for doing what they already do, like making purchases at grocery and
drug stores, or putting gas in the car.
"We're excited by this new relationship, and the prospect of providing
our customers and prospective customers with the superior benefits and
services these new cards will have," says Vik Atal, Chairman and
CEO, Citi Cards North America. "As always, we're committed to exceptional
customer service, and by issuing some of our most popular card products
on the American Express Network, we're offering customers many of the
features and benefits they want in a credit card."
Peter Godfrey, President of American Express Global Network Services
adds, "This partnership brings together two highly successful and
internationally recognized brands for the benefit of all cardmembers
looking for high quality products and service. We are delighted that
Citibank is providing consumers with a credit card on the American Express
Network that allows them to experience the best of both worlds."
The Citi American Express Cards offer value, rewards and cash-back
benefits. The initial offerings will begin later this month, and the
full suite of card products will be available to consumers as of January
- The Citi® Platinum American
Express® Card, a no-annual fee
card, offers points on purchases through ThankYou Network, Citi's
no-fee rewards program featuring a variety of merchandise, travel
and gift cards at leading retailers and restaurants. Cardmembers will
enjoy services to source hard-to-find tickets to shows, concerts and
sporting events along with direct access to a live customer service
representative 24 hours a day. A special 12 month introductory offer
provides a 0% APR on eligible balance transfers.
- The Citi® Dividend American
Express® Card enables cardmembers
to earn 5% cash back on purchases at supermarkets, drug stores and
gas stations; 1% cash back on other purchases and eligible cash advances;
and cash back on eligible balance transfers. Cardmembers also pay
no annual fee.
- The Citi® / AAdvantage®
American Express® Card allows
cardmembers to earn one American Airlines AAdvantage®
mile for every dollar they spend on purchases - up to 60,000 miles
per calendar year.
- The Citi PremierPass® American
Express® Card, with no-annual
fee, offers cardmembers one ThankYou Point for every three miles flown
on any airline and one ThankYou Point for every dollar spent on purchases
- up to 100,000 ThankYou Points per year, up to 50,000 of which can
be earned for miles flown.
- The Citi® Diamond Preferred
Rewards American Express® Card
offers cardmembers five ThankYou Points on purchases made at supermarkets,
drug stores and gas stations and one ThankYou Point for every dollar
spent on other purchases during their first year of cardmembership.
Thereafter, cardmembers will earn one ThankYou Point on all eligible
Other benefits of the Citi American Express suite of cards include:
- $0 Liability on unauthorized purchases
- 24/7 customer service
- Citi Identity Theft Solutions and Fraud Early Warning
- Pay over time or pay in full
- Worldwide Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance
- 24-hour Emergency Assistance Services
- Worldwide Travel Accident Insurance
- Access to more than 2,200 American Express Travel Services locations
- Price Protection, Retail Protection and Extended Warranty
- Deals and discounts
- Worldwide acceptance of American Express
To apply for a Citi American Express Card after January 15th, visit
CitiCards.com. Additional terms, conditions, and limitations apply to
all these products.