Chime® is one of a new generation of fintech companies offering access to financial services in sleeker and more user-friendly ways than traditional banks. Instead of pushing an endless number of products and services that require lots of red tape and fees, Chime focuses on the essentials.
Chime is completely digital, but with over 60,000 fee-free ATM locations˜ , it is easy to access your funds when needed.
Now, get your federal tax refund up to 5 days early⁵ with a Chime Checking Account.
Here are some more winning points for Chime:
You aren’t going to find a lot of variety when it comes to Chime’s product offerings, but the products they do offer really shine.
Here are the top Chime banking features:
Even though Chime is recognized for innovative financial services, you can still expect a few traditional banking perks, such as:
Chime offers a Checking Account and an optional Savings Account. The Chime Checking account works like a traditional checking account. The Chime Savings account has a competitive 2.00% Annual Percentage Yield (APY)⁺. Chime does not offer other traditional investment products such as CDs or money market accounts.
Both accounts are free to open, require no minimum deposits or balances, and have no monthly or hidden fees˜.
While you can reach the Chime team via the mobile app 24/7, this customer support tab is only available for newer versions of iPhone and Android.
Chime’s live support service is available 24/7/365 and can be reached through their customer service number at (844-244-6363) or online and through their mobile app.
Chime makes mobile banking a breeze with its modern and sleek app. With over 350,000 five star reviews in app stores, it is clear that Chime users love the app for tracking their expenses and paying friends quickly.
The Chime app allows you to:
Chime keeps your money and information safe with 128-bit AES encryption, access control, and secure processes. Funds are also held at FDIC insured banks,². Chime allows users to keep their money safe with the ability to instantly turn off a debit card if it's lost or stolen. You can receive real-time purchase alerts to make sure the only one spending your money is you.
Chime is an excellent financial app choice for individuals who want to enjoy excellent mobile capabilities and streamlined financial services with no hidden fees˜. However, it isn’t the best online banking choice for everyone. Those wishing for a more traditional bank feel with all of the perks of online banking should look into one of these hybrid banks instead.
Chime is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank, N.A. or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC.
˜ Out-of-network ATM withdrawal fees may apply except at MoneyPass ATMs in a 7-Eleven, or any Allpoint or Visa Plus Alliance ATM. Cash deposit or other third party fees may apply.
*Eligibility requirements apply. Overdraft only applies to debit card purchases and cash withdrawals. Limits start at $20 and may be increased up to $200 by Chime. See chime.com/spotme.
^Early access to direct deposit funds depends on the timing of the submission of the payment file from the payer. We generally make these funds available on the day the payment file is received, which may be up to 2 days earlier than the scheduled payment date.
⁺The Annual Percentage Yield (“APY”) for the Chime Savings Account is variable and may change at any time. The disclosed APY is effective as of July 13th, 2022. No minimum balance required. Must have $0.01 in savings to earn interest.
¹ Round Ups automatically round up debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and transfer the round up from your Chime Checking Account into your savings account. Save When I Get Paid automatically transfers 10% of your direct deposits of $500 or more into your savings account.
² FDIC deposit insurance limit to $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, per ownership category. For Stride Savings Account depositors, funds are eligible for FDIC insurance when it arrives at the bank. Please visit www.chime.com/savings-apy-and-program-banks/ for more details on FDIC insurance.
³ Sometimes instant transfers can be delayed. The recipient must use a valid debit card to claim funds. See your issuing bank’s Deposit Account Agreement for full Pay Friends Transfers details.
⁴ The average national savings account interest rate of 0.06% is determined by FDIC as of November 1, 2021 based on a simple average of rates paid (uses annual percentage yield) by all insured depository institutions and branches for which data are available. Visit https://www.fdic.gov/
⁵ Chime will be offering members a chance to get their federal tax refund up to 5 days early when they file directly with the IRS and direct deposit with Chime. Getting your federal tax refund early is simple, just sign up for a Chime Checking Account, file your return with the IRS, and set up your tax refund to direct deposit into your Chime Checking Account. After setting up direct deposit, members will also be eligible to get regular paychecks up to 2 days early^.
⁶ Chime SpotMe is an optional, no fee service that requires a single deposit of $200 or more in qualifying direct deposits to the Chime Checking Account each month. All qualifying members will be allowed to overdraw their account up to $20 on debit card purchases and cash withdrawals initially, but may be later eligible for a higher limit of up to $200 or more based on member's Chime Account history, direct deposit frequency and amount, checking activity and other risk-based factors. Your limit will be displayed to you within the Chime mobile app. You will receive notice of any changes to your limit. Your limit may change at any time, at Chime's discretion. Although there are no overdraft fees, there may be out-of-network or third party fees associated with ATM transactions. SpotMe won't cover non-debit card transactions, including ACH transfers, Pay Anyone transfers, or Chime Checkbook transactions. See Terms and Conditions.
⁷ Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted