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How do you open a Citibank account online?

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To open a Citibank account online, visit the Citibank website, go to the "Open An Account" page and choose an account type. Click the "Apply Now" button and fill out the requested information.

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How do you open a Citibank account online?
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Applying for a Citibank account is fast and easy. Internet users can apply using the following steps.

  1. Visit the application page
  2. The Citibank application page is titled "Open An Account."

  3. Choose an account type
  4. Customers can apply for a variety of different accounts online. Citibank offers checking accounts such as the Citigold Interest Checking, The Citibank Account, Basic Checking and Access Account. Customers can also apply for Citibank Savings Plus accounts, certificates of deposit, home equity loans, mortgages and credit cards online.

  5. Fill in personal details
  6. Press "Apply Now" to apply for the chosen account. Federal law requires banks to collect and verify personal information of all applicants. Therefore, Citibank requires applicants to supply details such as their name, street address, birthdate and a Social Security number or other identification number. Applicants must be 18 or over, be legal residents or citizens of the United States, have a U.S. address, have a state-issued identification card or driver's license and have a Social Security number.

  7. Check application status
  8. Customers can check the status of their application while they wait for approval by clicking "Check Status" on the application page or by calling the toll-free customer service number listed on the Citibank website.

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