Posted by William Charles on March 16, 2017
Credit Card Offers

Published on March 16th, 2017 | by William Charles


Don’t Forget About CNB’s 70,000 Personal & 100,000 Business Offers Ending March 31st

City National Bank have two credit card offers that are available in branch (that I recently added to our best credit card bonus page). They are as follows:

The personal offer in particular is a great deal as the annual fee of $400 is waived in the first year and it comes with a $250 airline credit (see what works/doesn’t work here) for both primary cardholder and authorized user. In addition it also comes with lounge access. The downside to both offers is that you have to apply in branch and branches are in NY, DE, GA, TN, NV & CA only.

In addition they are looking for high networth/income individuals so not everybody will be approved. Still fantastic deals if you can get them! We have a full review of the personal card that can be found here.

38 Responses to Don’t Forget About CNB’s 70,000 Personal & 100,000 Business Offers Ending March 31st

  1. irshad says:

    I live in NC. I have travel plans to NYC next week. Will I be able to apply even though I dont live in that state?
    I understand that I would need to go in-branch. But what about eligibility? Is it nationwide?

  2. exoticfusion says:

    Also, you have to have an account with them and it must be open for 90 days. You have to live and reside in those states. I am in the process of applying for this card.

    • ABC says:

      DoC, is this correct?

      • Olympia says:

        Wasn’t in my experience or that of my SO.

        • exoticfusion says:

          Did you apply in branch and on the first bonus? When the card first came out with the 100K even non-residents of the specific states got the card. It seems that City put a little more restriction on the application process after that. I was interested for a long while, but was told I had to have an account and opened for 90 days. Did that last year and patiently waited for another bonus to return. They also want you to apply in branch with some but I was able to get an email copy of the application since I live quite far away from their branches.

  3. Son says:

    FYI: You can open up a Green Checking accounting and the credit card the same time in branch. For me, I opened up the checking account online. After the checking account was approved, I went to a branch to make the initial deposit, and signed up for the credit card. They ask for you W2. Some reps said they need your tax return also, but it’s not needed.

  4. Ashok says:

    Is it possible to apply for the credit card in branch without the checking account and get approved ?
    I live in the metro area and was planing to go sometime next week . I have sufficient income and funds to meet their requirements but dont want to open a checking account as i already have many

  5. Olympia says:

    In my case you needed to open and account – savings was easiest with $100 minimum and no fees. They did pull Chex. For the CC they pulled Experian. It took about 4 days for them to get back to me. I think debt to income is more important than income itself. They wouldn’t divide mortgage up and weighed it against my income entirely. So, keep that in mind.

  6. gman says:

    Happens to be i meet the criterias to get this card and live not terribly far from a CNB.. I feel a bit crazy making the special trip but seeing the diminishing opportunities in the churning playground I might do it…

  7. Jeremy says:

    I was at a branch in LA and they wouldn’t let me open a checking or credit account,since I lived in a state with no branches.

  8. Son says:

    Once you have access to online banking, the option to apply for the CC online is available.

    So really, you don’t need to go to a branch.

    1. apply for account online.
    2. wait till it’s approved, and receive your debit card.
    3. create online log in.
    4. log into account
    5. click tab about credit card
    6. click apply.

  9. Mahi says:

    I checked in branch at Bay Area and was told people in work visa cant apply for this card.. only citizens and gc holders can apply.Is that true?

    Anybody have approved while in work visa?

    • Saurabh says:

      In the same boat, banker said he will check with backend before submitting the application as I am on visa, still waiting for his reply.

  10. Rob says:

    What Credit Bureau do they pull and are they sticklers for Inquiries? My experian is showing 12 inquiries and 5 have been in the past 6 months, 9 in the past 12 months.

  11. Saurabh says:

    Applied in branch in NY today, banker didn’t mention anything about checking account requirements but I am not a citizen or a green card holder. He did mention that there is a pushback for applicants who are staying in US on visas. Fingers crossed, waiting for their response now..

    • Pam says:

      Please keep us posted! My banker seemed to not have a clue about this. My inquiries are at a risky point, so I have to choose between this card or Citi AA. 1 more wasted hp will be sad.

  12. MontyFC says:

    Went in to the branch today and asked about the card’s eligibility for visa holders. Banker said she is not sure but has seen lot of denials on this ground. But she also mentioned that she met a person yesterday who was approved for the card while on visa. So maybe YMMV.

    I asked her why the bank discriminates against visa holders when other institutions are willing to extend much larger credit line, and she responded candidly that they may leave anytime.

    Still, I decided to take my chance and completed the paper application. She would let me know about the decision in 2-3 business days. Hopefully if immigration status is an issue, they would deny it even before running the credit check. She did mention that my salary (200k+), years with current employer (10+), credit score (800+) and mortgage does improve my chances of getting it approved while on visa.

    • Raul says:

      Here is my experience with this bank as a visa holder. Before applying, I specifically asked the banker if being a green card holder or US citizen was a requirement for this CC. She said there was no problem at all. I applied, hard pull from Experian and when I called for a feedback, she told me I was being denied the card because of my immigration status. I was very mad of course since my question was very specific and I wouldn’t have wasted a hard pull if had known. She told me they cannot discourage anyone from applying. So when she answered to my immigration question, she either didn’t verify it or just lied to me. In both cases this is very bad and shows lack of professionalism from this bank. Still considering if I should press this further and escalate it to a manager. The communication happened through email, so I have plenty of proof. What do you guys think?

  13. Charles says:

    Curios: What is the lowest income any of you have managed to get approval with? (And did you open a checking and/or a credit card?)

  14. Miles Hustler says:

    Any data points on whether funding any bank accounts with the biz or personal card counts as a cash advance?

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