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  • EITC Awareness Day: Tax Services for New Yorkers

    By Lorelei Salas, Commissioner, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Eileen Auld, Tri State Market Director, Citi Community Development January 27, 2017 04:00 PM

    Tax season is a stressful time for many. However, for low-income workers, the cost of tax preparation is often greater than they should bear – and many leave thousands of dollars in tax refunds they have earned on the table.

    Every year, households in New York City spend on average about $150 to $250 on tax preparation. They pay for these services primarily for the peace of mind that they offer that they are filing correctly and taking advantage of all available credits. But low-income households on average pay up to twice as much for the same service, despite the fact that there are many free high-quality options available.

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  • Citi Joins NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge
    to Reduce Greenhouse Gases at
    Global Headquarters

    By Don Callahan, Head of Operations and Technology, Citi January 25, 2017 02:45 PM

    Work is well underway in transforming Citi’s Global Headquarters located at 388 Greenwich Street into a modern, world-class facility that supports Citi’s businesses and functions, enabling employees to connect and work more closely together, and to better serve our clients and customers. We recognize that it’s not enough to talk about the importance of sustainability, but to make it a priority in all that we do.

    And that’s why today we’re joining the NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge, a citywide leadership initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in many of the largest commercial buildings in the city by 30% in 10 years. Citi and other New York-based commercial owners and tenants joining the challenge represent more than 58 million square feet of real estate, contributing to a total of 322 million square feet of real estate, a sizeable footprint across our city.

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  • Citi's Letter to BankTrack on Dakota Access Pipeline

    December 23, 2016 10:00 AM

    Citi shared the following letter with BankTrack in response to their query regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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  • Citi Announces Industry-Leading Partnership with PayPal

    By Ralph Andretta, Head of U.S. Branded Cards, Citi December 15, 2016 08:00 AM

    Over the past year, Citi has generated tremendous mobile momentum — delivering next-gen solutions to make banking easier, faster, more convenient and more powerful for our customers. All in the palm of their hand.

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  • A Two-Decade Partnership to Strengthen the Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas Community

    By Bill Corrado, Director, Public Finance, Municipal Securities Division at Citi December 05, 2016 11:15 AM

    Citi’s success lies in its ability to not only deliver for our customers and clients, but also to serve as a trusted partner, investing in long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships. One example is our relationship with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas. Spanning almost two decades, the relationship began in the late 1990s with the successful development of the Kansas Speedway and now includes the development of the Village West shopping area, a professional soccer stadium, and, most recently, a professional soccer training and development center.

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  • Citi's Statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

    November 30, 2016 09:15 PM

    Citi has been closely monitoring developments related to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and we continue to be concerned about the situation. Throughout this process, and consistent with our commitment to sustainability and respect for human rights, we have remained engaged with Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics to discuss our concerns and advocate for constructive dialogue with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in an effort to come to a resolution.

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  • Where FinTech Goes Next

    By Vanessa Colella, Managing Director, Global Head of Venture Investing & Strategic Growth Initiatives November 30, 2016 01:00 PM

    “What will the next breakout fintech company be?”

    That was a central topic of discussion and debate among the panelists I served with at last month’s Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada where thousands of participants convened to exchange views and gain insights into the future of financial services innovation. As Citi’s Global Head of Venture Investing & Strategic Growth Initiatives, I shared my view that the next big fintech company will likely engage many consumers but may never be recognized as a household name, because it will operate largely behind the scenes, creating seamless, reliable experiences for customers.

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  • Hello, New York City

    November 29, 2016 04:00 AM

    Eileen Auld, Director, New York Tri-State Market, Citi Community Development
    Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, North America and Global Liquidity Product Head, Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions
    Allyson Schlesinger, Managing Director, New York City/New Jersey Market, Global Consumer Bank

    The City Profiles series is dedicated to highlighting Citi’s history in some of our key markets around the world. We spoke to three New York-based leaders to get their perspectives on Citi’s ongoing involvement with the city.

    What is your favorite milestone from Citi’s history in New York, and how do we continue to enable progress in the city today?

    Mike: New York is where it all began. In 1812, our founders wanted to start a new bank in New York to compete with Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore in supporting international commerce. After overcoming some challenges, the state legislature provided a charter, and we opened our first office at 38 Wall Street.

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  • Connecting Immigrant Entrepreneurs with Tools to Succeed

    By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services November 14, 2016 10:00 AM

    One third of New Yorkers are immigrants, yet they own half of all small businesses in the city.

    In the face of language, cultural, financial, and other barriers foreign-born residents face to make those businesses succeed, their rate of entrepreneurship outpaces the general population.

    That passion and grit is the hallmark of what makes each immigrant an instant New Yorker – and a welcome addition to our city. Despite this resiliency, there are challenges that remain for many immigrant New Yorkers when they hope to launch a small business.

    The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, is committed to supporting the entrepreneurial dreams of immigrants, as we do for all New Yorkers. Immigrant entrepreneurs are creating jobs for themselves, their families and communities, which are critical to a vibrant local economy. This is why our department was proud to partner with the mayor and Citi Community Development to launch the Immigrant Business Initiative.

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  • How the Military Prepared Me for the Private Sector

    By Micah Heavener, Managing Director, Global Consumer Bank, Citi & Prior Captain, U.S. Army November 11, 2016 10:00 AM

    I am one of America’s 21.2 million veterans. I spent the early 2000s as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Part of that time included a year in Afghanistan split between Kandahar and Zabul provinces where I served as a liaison to the United Nations and later with my infantry unit. At the end of my rotation, I faced one of the toughest decisions: what’s next?

    Like most veterans, as I was making this transition to civilian life, the last thing I wanted was pity. I wanted to continue to contribute, to be part of a team, and help an organization succeed. I knew I could produce if given the opportunity, but I was not sure how my skills and experiences translated into the private sector.

    Luckily for me, I joined a company that actively pursues veterans, and offers programs designed to help them start a career and assimilate into the workforce. Citi’s commitment to veterans did more than offer me the chance to contribute – it was a clear signal the company valued what I had to offer and they were willing to invest in me.

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