New York, NY – Citi today announced the launch of Citigold Global Banking, a new premium personal banking and wealth management service available exclusively to Citigold clients around the world. Launching today in 16 markets and in additional countries throughout the year, this new globally integrated offering provides seamless access to a wide range of financial services that fully leverage Citi’s unrivalled worldwide reach and expertise.
Among the new offerings, Citigold Global Banking will now make it easy for Citigold members to open bank accounts in a country they are moving to, instantly transfer funds between Citi accounts from one country to another, open a credit card account in a destination country, with immediate access to credit upon arrival, and dial one number from anywhere in the world to reach a Citi customer service representative.
According to recent data, more than 190 million people live abroad and more than 90 million work abroad, 3 percent of the world’s population and workforce, respectively. "The number of people travelling or relocating outside their home countries for business or pleasure, managing a sophisticated investment portfolio or studying abroad is growing rapidly," said Maura Markus, Head of International Retail Banking for Citi. "Our new Citigold Global Banking offering not only simplifies these customers' banking experience wherever they are or want to be, but also further strengthens our ability to anticipate and meet the needs of this fast-growing customer segment."
Markus continued: "As people move or travel around the world, they want to maintain their 'home' banking relationship, their credit and, above all, quick and easy access to their accounts. Today, Citigold Global Banking allows our customers to take advantage of these and other world class services, anytime and anywhere. Citigold Global Banking delivers a new level of value, performance and access that few banks in the world can match."
Citigold Global Banking combines new products and services with Citi’s existing offerings and packages them into a premium global offering that includes:*
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Citigold clients also have access to a wide-range of other exclusive services,* including:
To support the launch of Citigold Global Banking, Citi will launch a print and online advertising campaign in 16 markets. The advertising campaign invites customers to have a “Gold Conversation” with Citi and is designed to raise awareness among the increasing number of globally mobile customers of all the benefits of a Citigold relationship.
For more information on Citigold Global Banking visit: www.Citigold.info
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Citi’s major brand names include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney, Banamex, and Nikko. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
Certain statements in this document are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors. More information about these factors is contained in Citigroup’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
*Note: All services provided under Citigold Global Banking are subject to availability and local legal and regulatory restrictions. Citibank does not guarantee the availability of any of these services in any markets Citibank operates. Citibank reserves the right to change Citigold Global Banking product offerings without prior notice to customers.