CITI BALANCE CONVERSION

Make your repayments lighter on your budget.

Make your repayments lighter on your budget

Time to take charge of your repayments. Convert a portion of your billed Citi credit card retail balance to lighter installments with Citi Balance Conversion.

Here's how:

BENEFITS
  • Lighter, affordable monthly payments
  • Flexible payment terms of 6,12,18,24,36, 48 or 60 months
  • No availment fees
  • Application is hassle-free
  • A Processing Fee of P250 will be charged to your Citi credit card once your Balance Conversion application is approved.

Apply now and enjoy low converted monthly factor rates!

Citi Balance Conversion helps you take charge of your budget by enabling you to pay off a portion of your billed retail balance in lighter installments

Example:

Eligible Amount for Balance Conversion: P30,000

Pay only P1,847 per month for 24 months

Rate Table:

Term *Converted Monthly Factor Rate **Annual Effective Interest Rate Monthly Installment
6 1.99% 48.00% 5,597.00
12 1.99% 50.39% 3,097.00
18 1.99% 50.10% 2,263.67
24 1.99% 49.22% 1,847.00
36 1.99% 47.15% 1,430.33
48 1.99% 45.21% 1,222.00
60 1.99% 43.51% 1,097.00

Please note that your application is subject to credit evaluation and approval.

The Converted Monthly Factor Rate in the sample above may be different from actual offer. Log on to your account to know your Balance Conversion offer.

*The Converted Monthly Factor Rate is presented as a guide that can be used to derive the monthly installment (interest plus principal). Monthly Installment Due = {Principal Amount x [1+(Converted Monthly Factor Rate x Term)]}/Term.

Where Term is the number of months that you will be paying for the Monthly Installment Due. It does not include the period covered by the first statement of account (period covered by the initial interest).

**The Effective Interest Rates (EIR) above are based on interest computed on a fixed 30-day period per month. The actual EIR of the installment transaction may be higher or lower as this includes the Initial Interest and Processing Fee.

The charging of the Principal Amount is deferred for the first statement of account and will begin on the second Statement of Account after the approval date, and an initial interest will be charged in consideration for the longer payment period provided to you to repay the Principal Amount. The initial interest is computed based on the actual number of days from the approval date of your Installment Transaction to your statement date, and will be charged on your first Statement of Account issued following the approval date. The initial interest is calculated by multiplying (i) the approved Principal Amount, (ii) the applicable monthly EIR, and (iii) the number of days from the approval date to the first statement date; and dividing the total by 30 days. It will be reflected on your Statement of Account as the charge on Month 0 [Balance Conversion(000:00x)].

The Monthly Installments Due will be reflected on your second and succeeding Statements of Account after the approval date.

The Balance Conversion transaction is not considered a payment for your Citi Card balance. You should continue to pay the Minimum Amount Due stated on your Statement of Account on or before the Payment Due Date even after availing of a Balance Conversion transaction to avoid unnecessary fees and late charges.

FAQs

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Citi Balance Conversion is a Citi credit card facility that allows select Citi credit cardholders of good credit standing to convert a portion of their billed Citi credit card retail balance of at least P5,000 to installments.

To find out if you are qualified for Citi Balance Conversion and to apply, you just need to log on to www.citibank.com.ph. You can also call our CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999 from 6am to 9pm. For the complete Balance Conversion Terms & Conditions, please visit www.citibank.com.ph/balcon.

You may apply for Citi Balance Conversion as soon as your statement of account is generated for the month and before your payment due date.

The Balance Conversion transaction is not considered a payment for your Citi credit card balance. You should continue to pay the Minimum Amount Due stated on your Statement of Account on or before the Payment Due Date even after availing of a Balance Conversion transaction to avoid unnecessary fees and late charges.

You can pay off your installment prior to maturity by calling our CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999. However, a cancellation processing fee of 4% of the unbilled portion of your principal amount will be charged to your account, plus accrued interest charges on the cancelled Installment Transaction computed based on the actual number of days from the last Statement Date until the date of cancellation.

Terms and Conditions

PLEASE SEE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CITI PAYLITE AFTER PURCHASE FACILITY AND THE CITI BALANCE CONVERSION FACILITY:


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CITI PAYLITE AFTER PURCHASE FACILITY

In these Terms and Conditions of the PayLite After Purchase Facility ("Terms and Conditions"), "Card" means all credit cards issued by us, Citibank, N.A. (Philippine Branch) (also referred to as "we", "our", or "us"), while "you" refers to the select Citi Cardholders who are of good credit standing and who are eligible to avail of PayLite After Purchase. By availing of PayLite After Purchase, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions, and all applicable terms and conditions under the Citi Card Agreement and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities:

  1. PayLite After Purchase is an installment facility wherein select Citi Cardholders of good credit standing may convert an unbilled straight single-receipt retail transaction and pay the same, together with applicable interest and other fees, on installment basis ("Installment Transaction"). Cash Advance and Installment transactions, Interest Charges, and fees are not convertible under the PayLite After Purchase Facility. The PayLite After Purchase request will be subject to verification and credit approval by us. We may at our option require a minimum availment amount for PayLite After Purchase.
  2. Where we approve a request for PayLite After Purchase, the total PayLite After Purchase amount ("Principal Amount") shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions and all applicable terms and conditions under the Citi Card Agreement ("Cards T&C") and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities.
  3. You may apply to convert more than one (1) of your unbilled straight single-receipt retail transactions to PayLite After Purchase. If you request to convert multiple transactions to installments, the Principal Amount will be the total purchase price of all the transactions that you requested to convert in the same request.
  4. Rewards Points, rebates, PremierMiles, and CEB Points ("Usage Privileges") earned from the transactions applied for conversion will be deducted from the Card account upon conversion, and will be credited back monthly in such amounts corresponding to the principal portion of the Monthly Installment Due billed.
  5. You expressly agree that charging of the Principal Amount is deferred for the first Statement of Account, and acknowledge that you will pay an initial interest in consideration of the longer payment period provided to you to repay the Principal Amount. The Monthly Installments Due will be reflected on your second and succeeding Statements of Account after the approval date, and the interest component of the Monthly Installment Due will be computed as set out below.
  6. The initial interest is computed based on the actual number of days from the approval date of your Installment Transaction to your first statement date after the said approval date. It will be charged on your first Statement of Account issued following the approval date. The initial interest is calculated by multiplying (i) the approved Principal Amount, (ii) the applicable monthly Effective Interest Rate (EIR) [computed as set out below] and (iii) the number of days from the approval date to the first statement date; and dividing the total by 30 days.

    It will be reflected on your Statement of Account as the charge on Month 0 [PayLite After Purchase or Merchant Name (000:00x)].

  7. The monthly installment due of your PayLite After Purchase transaction (the "Monthly Installment Due") is included in the Minimum Amount Due in your Statement of Account until the total Principal Amount and the applicable interest are paid in full.

    You may compute the Monthly Installment Due by using the following formula:

    Principal Amount x [1+(Converted Monthly Factor Rate x Term)]

    Term

    Where Term is the number of months that you will be paying for the Monthly Installment Due.

    The Monthly Installment Due comprises interest and principal components and is computed based on diminishing balance. The interest and principal components of the Monthly Installment Due vary each month and are computed as follows:

    1. Interest component:

      Prior month's outstanding principal balance x monthly Effective Interest Rate (EIR). where monthly EIR =
      (1 + Annual EIR)1/12 - 1

    2. Principal portion:

      Monthly Installment Due - interest component for the month

    The Monthly Installments Due will be reflected on your second Statement of Account from the approval date and succeeding Statements of Account as [PayLite After Purchase or Merchant Name (001:00x)] and so forth.

  8. You also agree to pay us interest on the Principal Amount on the dates specified in your Statement of Account at the applicable converted monthly factor rate with a corresponding effective interest rate per annum based on the outstanding principal balance and the Term as follows:

    NOTE: THE EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATES (EIR) BELOW ARE BASED ON INTEREST COMPUTED ON A FIXED 30-DAY PERIOD PER MONTH. THE ACTUAL EIR OF THE INSTALLMENT TRANSACTION MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER AS THIS INCLUDES THE INITIAL INTEREST.

    Term* (Months) Converted Monthly Factor Rate** Annual Effective Interest Rate
    3 1.99% 41.85%
    6 1.99% 48%
    12 1.99% 50.39%
    24 1.99% 49.22%

    *The Term in this table refers to the number of months that you will be paying for the Principal Amount and the applicable monthly interest. The Term does not include the period covered by the first statement of account (period covered by the initial interest).

    **The Converted Monthly Factor Rate is presented as a guide that can be used to derive the Monthly Installment Due (principal plus interest).

  9. If you pay less than the Total Amount Due indicated in your Statement of Account, the unpaid portion of the Monthly Installment Due is subject to the prevailing monthly retail Interest Charge. Interest is compounded monthly. Usual Late Charges also apply.

    Furthermore, if the Card account is past due for 60 days or more, the Installment Transaction will be cancelled. Any remaining unpaid balance will be billed to the Card account in full and will be subject to the prevailing monthly retail Interest Charge. Please refer to the Citi Card Fees and Charges for the prevailing rates, fees and charges. This can be viewed at www.citibank.com.ph.
  10. If you wish to cancel an Installment Transaction before its Term ends, you may do so without a prepayment penalty. In that case, you agree to pay in full the unpaid portion of the Principal Amount and the cancellation processing fee equivalent to Php300, plus accrued interest charges on the cancelled Installment Transaction from the last statement date until the date of cancellation.

    The accrued interest is calculated by multiplying (i) the remaining unbilled portion of the Principal Amount, (ii) the applicable monthly EIR [computed as set out above] and (iii) the number of days from the last statement date to the date of cancellation; and dividing the total by 30 days.

    In case of promotions where we give you a premium item/s (which include promotional items, Usage Privileges, etc.), we may charge the full monetary equivalent of the premium item should you cancel the Installment Transaction.
  11. SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES

    Cancellation Processing Fee Php300

  12. Below is a sample schedule of payment.

    PAYLITE AFTER PURCHASE SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT

    PRINCIPAL AMOUNT CONVERTED MONTHLY FACTOR RATE APPROVAL DATE
    Php 10,000 1.99% 1/1/2018
    TERM ANNUAL EIR NEXT STMT DATE
    12 MONTHS 50.39% 1/31/2018
    INSTALLMENT PERIOD PAYLITE AFTER PURCHASE AMOUNT (Php) MONTHLY INSTALLMENT DUE INTEREST COMPONENT (Php) PRINCIPAL COMPONENT (Php) O/S PRINCIPAL BALANCE (Php)
      10,000.00      
    0     345.88    
    1   1,032.33 345.88 686.45 9313.55
    2   1,032.33 322.14 710.19 8603.35
    3   1,032.33 297.57 734.76 7868.59
    4   1,032.33 272.16 760.17 7108.42
    5   1,032.33 245.87 786.47 6321.96
    6   1,032.33 218.66 813.67 5508.29
    7   1,032.33 190.52 841.81 4666.48
    8   1,032.33 161.40 870.93 3795.55
    9   1,032.33 131.28 901.05 2894.50
    10   1,032.33 100.11 932.22 1962.28
    11   1,032.33 67.87 964.46 997.82
    12   1,032.33 34.51 997.82 0.00
  13. You acknowledge that your Installment Transaction will be maintained for the Term stated in the sales slip or other documents furnished to you and that we have already incurred cost of funds and committed yield to fund sources which finance the Installment Transaction. In case you pre-pay any Installment Transaction before the lapse of the Term, you agree to reimburse us for any loss or additional cost, including but not limited to processing the pre-payment.
  14. In case of (a) any change in law or regulations which gives rise to new additional taxes, higher reserve requirements or similar events, or (b) significant change in the economic environment, we may adjust any applicable charges and Installment interest even before the Term expires.
  15. Please be advised that by clicking/tapping the button, agreeing over the phone and availing of PayLite After Purchase through your Citi credit card/s, you are providing your explicit consent to Citi's Data Privacy Terms (Consent for Processing, Profiling and Sharing of Data and Information and Data Privacy Statement) and to the updated Citi Card Agreement and the Citi Card Fees and Charges. For the full Consent and the Data Privacy Statement and latest version of the Citi Card Agreement and the Citi Card Fees and Charges, please go to www.citibank.com.ph/global_docs/pdf/cardstandc.pdf
  16. All Installment Transactions are subject to the Citi Card Agreement and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities.
  17. These Terms and Conditions should be read together with the Citi Card Agreement, to produce a result that is harmonious and consistent. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the Citi Card Agreement, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail in relation to the Principal Amount applied under the Facility.
  18. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CITI BALANCE CONVERSION FACILITY

    In these Terms and Conditions of the Citi Balance Conversion Facility ("Terms and Conditions"), "Card" means all credit cards issued by us, Citibank, N.A. (Philippine Branch) (also referred to as "we", "our", or "us"), while "you" refers to the select Citi principal Cardholders who are of good credit standing and who are eligible to avail of Balance Conversion. By availing of Balance Conversion, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions, and all applicable terms and conditions under the Citi Card Agreement and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities:

  19. Balance Conversion is an installment facility where select Citi Cardholders of good credit standing who qualify for Balance Conversion may convert a portion of the Citi Card retail balance and pay the same, together with applicable interest and other fees, on installment basis ("Installment Transaction"). Cash Advance transactions and monthly installments due of Installment Transactions and Interest Charges are not convertible under the Balance Conversion Facility. The Balance Conversion request will be subject to verification and credit approval by us. We may at our option require a minimum availment amount to qualify for Balance Conversion.
  20. Where we approve a request for Balance Conversion, the total Balance Conversion amount ("Principal Amount") shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions and all applicable terms and conditions under the Citi Card Agreement ("Cards T&C") and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities.
  21. The Balance Conversion transaction is not considered a payment for your Citi Card balance, and you should continue to pay the Minimum Amount Due stated on your Statement of Account on or before the Payment Due Date even after availing of a Balance Conversion transaction.
  22. You expressly agree that charging of the Principal Amount is deferred for the first Statement of Account, and acknowledge that you will pay an initial interest in consideration of the longer payment period provided to you to repay the Principal Amount. The Monthly Installments Due will be reflected on your second and succeeding Statements of Account after the approval date, and the interest component of the Monthly Installment Due will be computed as set out below.
  23. The initial interest is computed based on the actual number of days from the approval date of your Installment Transaction to your first statement date after the said approval date. It will be charged on your first Statement of Account issued following the approval date. The initial interest is calculated by multiplying (i) the approved Principal Amount, (ii) the applicable monthly Effective Interest Rate (EIR) [computed as set out below] and (iii) the number of days from the approval date to the first statement date; and dividing the total by 30 days.

    It will be reflected on your Statement of Account as the charge on Month 0 [Balance Conversion(000:00x)].

  24. The monthly installment due of your Balance Conversion transaction (the "Monthly Installment Due") is included in the Minimum Amount Due in your Statement of Account until the total Principal Amount and the applicable interest are paid in full.

    You may compute the Monthly Installment Due by using the following formula:

    Principal Amount x [1+(Converted Monthly Factor Rate x Term)]

    Term

    Where Term is the number of months that you will be paying for the Monthly Installment Due.

    The Monthly Installment Due comprises interest and principal components and is computed based on diminishing balance. The interest and principal components of the Monthly Installment Due vary each month and are computed as follows:

    1. Interest component:

      Prior month's outstanding principal balance x monthly Effective Interest Rate (EIR). where monthly EIR =
      (1 + Annual EIR)1/12 - 1

    2. Principal portion:

      Monthly Installment Due - interest component for the month

    The Monthly Installments Due will be reflected on your second Statement of Account from the approval date and succeeding Statements of Account as [Balance Conversion(001:00x)] and so forth.

  25. You also agree to pay us interest on the Principal Amount on the dates specified in your Statement of Account at the applicable converted monthly factor rate with a corresponding effective interest rate per annum based on the outstanding principal balance and the Term as follows:

    NOTE: THE EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATES (EIR) BELOW ARE BASED ON INTEREST COMPUTED ON A FIXED 30-DAY PERIOD PER MONTH. THE ACTUAL EIR OF THE INSTALLMENT TRANSACTION MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER AS THIS INCLUDES THE INITIAL INTEREST AND PROCESSING FEE

    Term* (Months) Converted Monthly Factor Rate** Annual Effective Interest Rate
    3 1.99% 56.79%
    6 1.99% 58.45%
    12 1.99% 56.93%
    18 1.99% 54.92%
    24 1.99% 53.07%
    36 1.99% 49.96%
    48 1.99% 47.47%
    60 1.99% 45.43%

    *The Term in this table refers to the number of months that you will be paying for the Principal Amount and the applicable monthly interest. The Term does not include the period covered by the first statement of account (period covered by the initial interest).

    **The Converted Monthly Factor Rate is presented as a guide that can be used to derive the Monthly Installment Due (principal plus interest).

    ***The computation of Annual Effective Interest rate includes a Processing Fee of Php250.

  26. If your Balance Conversion request is approved, you shall be charged a Processing Fee of Php250.00 for each Balance Conversion Transaction.

  27. If you pay less than the Total Amount Due indicated in your Statement of Account, the unpaid portion of the Monthly Installment Due is subject to the prevailing monthly retail Interest Charge. Interest is compounded monthly. Usual Late Charges also apply.

    Furthermore, if the Card account is past due for 60 days or more, the Installment Transaction will be cancelled. Any remaining unpaid balance will be billed to the Card account in full and will be subject to the prevailing monthly retail Interest Charge. Please refer to the Citi Card Fees and Charges for the prevailing rates, fees and charges. This can be viewed at www.citibank.com.ph.
  28. If you wish to cancel an Installment Transaction before its Term ends, you may do so without a prepayment penalty. In that case, you agree to pay in full the unpaid portion of the Principal Amount and the cancellation processing fee equivalent to 4% of the unbilled portion of the Principal Amount, plus accrued interest charges on the cancelled Installment Transaction computed based on the actual number of days from the last Statement Date until the date of cancellation.

    The accrued interest is calculated by multiplying (i) the remaining unbilled portion of the Principal Amount, (ii) the applicable monthly EIR [computed as set out above] and (iii) the number of days from the last statement date to the date of cancellation; and dividing the total by 30 days.

    In case of promotions where we give you a premium item/s (which include promotional items, Usage Privileges, etc.), we may charge the full monetary equivalent of the premium item should you cancel the Installment Transaction.
  29. SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES

    Processing Fee Php250 for each approved Installment Transaction
    Cancellation Processing Fee 4% of unbilled portion of the Principal Amount

  30. Below is a sample schedule of payment.

    BALANCE CONVERSION SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT

    PRINCIPAL AMOUNT CONVERTED MONTHLY FACTOR RATE APPROVAL DATE PROCESSING FEE
    Php 10,000 1.99% 1/1/2018 Php 250
    TERM ANNUAL EIR NEXT STMT DATE  
    12 MONTHS 56.93% 1/31/2018  
    INSTALLMENT PERIOD BALANCE CONVERSION AMOUNT (Php) MONTHLY INSTALLMENT DUE INTEREST COMPONENT (Php) PRINCIPAL COMPONENT (Php) O/S PRINCIPAL BALANCE (Php)
      10,000.00      
    0     345.88    
    1   1,032.33 345.88 686.45 9313.55
    2   1,032.33 322.14 710.19 8603.35
    3   1,032.33 297.57 734.76 7868.59
    4   1,032.33 272.16 760.17 7108.42
    5   1,032.33 245.87 786.47 6321.96
    6   1,032.33 218.66 813.67 5508.29
    7   1,032.33 190.52 841.81 4666.48
    8   1,032.33 161.40 870.93 3795.55
    9   1,032.33 131.28 901.05 2894.50
    10   1,032.33 100.11 932.22 1962.28
    11   1,032.33 67.87 964.46 997.82
    12   1,032.33 34.51 997.82 0
  31. You acknowledge that your Installment Transaction will be maintained for the Term stated in the sales slip or other documents furnished to you and that we have already incurred cost of funds and committed yield to fund sources which finance the Installment Transaction. In case you pre-pay any Installment Transaction before the lapse of the Term, you agree to reimburse us for any loss or additional cost, including but not limited to processing the pre-payment.
  32. In case of (a) any change in law or regulations which gives rise to new additional taxes, higher reserve requirements or similar events, or (b) significant change in the economic environment, we may adjust any applicable charges and Installment interest even before the Term expires.
  33. Please be advised that by clicking/tapping the button, agreeing over the phone and availing of Balance Conversion through your Citi credit card/s, you are providing your explicit consent to Citi's Data Privacy Terms (Consent for Processing, Profiling and Sharing of Data and Information and Data Privacy Statement) and to the updated Citi Card Agreement and the Citi Card Fees and Charges. For the full Consent and the Data Privacy Statement and latest version of the Citi Card Agreement and the Citi Card Fees and Charges, please go to www.citibank.com.ph/global_docs/pdf/cardstandc.pdf
  34. All Installment Transactions are subject to the Citi Card Agreement and all related provisions of the Citi Installment Facilities.
  35. These Terms and Conditions should be read together with the Citi Card Agreement, to produce a result that is harmonious and consistent. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the Citi Card Agreement, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail in relation to the Principal Amount applied under the Facility.

For any concerns, you may call us at (632) 995-9999 (632) 995-9999 or send us a message through www.citibank.com.ph.

Citibank, N.A. Philippine Branch is supervised by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas with telephone number (632) 708-7087(632) 708-7087.