Chime is the banking app that has your back. Keep your money safe with security features, overdraft up to $200 fee-free*, and get paid up to 2 days early with direct deposit^, with no monthly fees‡.
Chime is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A.; Members FDIC
TRUSTED BY MILLIONS
Stay in control of your money with two-factor authentication, TouchID, or FaceID. Enable instant transaction alerts and daily balance updates, and block your card in a single tap.
OVERDRAFT UP TO $200*
We get it– when your balance is running low, the last thing you need is a $32 overdraft fee. Eligible members on Chime can overdraft up to $200* on debit card purchases with no fees.
SAY GOODBYE TO MONTHLY FEES‡
Your account shouldn’t cost you money. Chime has no monthly maintenance fees, minimum balance fees, or foreign transaction fees. Plus, access 60k+ fee-free ATMs at locations like Walgreens, 7-Eleven, CVS, and more.
GET PAID UP TO 2 DAYS EARLY
Get your paycheck up to two days early^ with direct deposit, earlier than you would with some traditional banks.
MEET CREDIT BUILDER, A NEW WAY TO BUILD CREDIT
Whether it’s for gas or groceries, use Credit Builder¹ to help increase your credit score by an average of 30 points² with regular on-time payments.
No interest, no annual fees, no credit check to apply.
REACH YOUR MONEY GOALS
Save money without even thinking about it. Automatic Savings features help you save money any time you spend or get paid.
PAY FRIENDS WITH NO TRANSFER FEES
Send money to friends, family, or roommates as fast as a text – with no transfer fees.
Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. The Chime Visa® Debit Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Chime Visa® Credit Builder Card is issued by Stride Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Debit card and Credit card may be used everywhere Visa credit cards are accepted.
*Chime SpotMe is an optional, no fee service that requires $500 in qualifying direct deposits to the Chime Spending Account each month. All qualifying members will be allowed to overdraw their account up to $20 on debit card purchases 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, spending 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. SpotMe won't cover non-debit card purchases, including ATM withdrawals, ACH transfers, Pay Friends transfers, or Chime Checkbook transactions.See terms and conditions.
‡Out-of-network ATM withdrawal fees apply except at Moneypass ATMs in a 7-Eleven location or any Allpoint or Visa Plus Alliance ATM. ATM withdrawals will be fee-free at all Moneypass ATMs until at least August 7, 2021. Other fees such as third-party and cash deposit fees may apply.
^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.
¹To be eligible to apply for Credit Builder, you need to have received a qualifying direct deposit of $200 or more to your Spending Account within 365 days of your Credit Builder application. See chime.com/applycb for detail on qualifying direct deposit.
²Based on a representative study conducted by TransUnion®, members who started using Chime Credit Builder in September 2019 observed a median credit score (VantageScore 3.0) increase of 30 points by January 2020. On-time payment history can have a positive impact on your credit score. Late payment may negatively impact your credit score.
This update is dedicated to families—related and chosen. Specifically, what you can do together this holiday besides looking at phones. #1. Movie night! I suggest the one where Ryan Reynolds goes to his hometown and falls in love with his high school sweetheart. #2. Talent Show! The perfect spot to bust out that “freestyle” you’ve been thinking about lately. Just keep it G (rated). #3. Update your Chime app for performance updates and bug fixes! (You knew that was coming). Happy holidays!
Ratings and Reviews
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. When I first heard of chime I thought it was too good to be true, no overdraft fees, building your credit without having to remember there’s a bill at the end of the month (you have to turn safe credit building on). I’ve lived on my own since I was 16 and when I tried renting apartments at 18, I discovered my lack of credit history was a big issue. Within a few months I got my first credit score, the card they issue essentially works like a debit card. It’s a credit builder card therefore, I have a perfect payment history, a score of first 678, then 680, and 704 as of right now. They also have other resources for a select few insurance companies, investment apps, cash back savings apps etc. There is no overdraft fee, though it is possible to overdraft but not over the spot me limit you’re allowed. If you’re not one that likes over drafting anyway, I’d turn “spot me” off. That way whatever purchase that’s over your available spending balance will be declined. And the best part about online banking is that you can disable your cards anytime you want to avoid unauthorized transactions. Also there is a $100 bonus for you and each person you refer that signs up and gets $200+ direct deposited within the first 45 days of creating the account I believe.
I LOVE this Bank!!
I have been with Chime for quite some time now and let me tell ya, when I say they are amazing... THEY ARE AMAZING!! I was with a Credit Union for a little while and they told me I was set up with an account that I couldn’t over draft in... yet every payday I was magically some odd amount in the negative. It NEVER failed! Then, I decided to give Chime a chance and see what happened. NOT ONLY do they not charge fees but they have this really cool setting that makes it SUPER easy to
save called “Round Up” and basically what that does is every time you add money to your account it saves a percentage of that amount. Which is BEYOND helpful. It does the same when you spend money as well, except, it rounds up to the next dollar amount I believe. Their customer support via Phone/Email is FANTASTIC! The workers are so sweet and helpful and anytime I’ve had to call they fixed what ever I needed! I’ve only had to call them twice and neither were to complain but to figure out something or get an answer to a question I didn’t know.
I’m not gonna lie, at first I thought it was a scam, or just another ad on FB... but I am honestly SO happy that I switched. If it wasn’t for them my taxes would’ve already been fully spent and most of it in fees 😂 I HIGHLY recommend dumping your physical bank and joining Chime. It’s worth it... I PROMISE!!
amazing if you live paycheck to paycheck
i switched to chime because simple bank became bbva. getting my paycheck a couple days early and not being able to overdraft were what drew me. the credit builder account was a surprise to me and i love it. i have poor credit and this is such an easy way to build credit.
the BEST part of the app for me though is that when i get paid it direct deposits to my credit builder account and i have all my bills taken out of that. so when i get paid i look at what will need to be paid that paycheck and i put fun money in my spending account. it’s a lifesaver if you’re prone to dip into bill money. if you overdraft on your spending account, spot me will cover it up to $20 off the bat (tried and true, my friends), and it WILL NOT pull from credit builder or savings. because i live paycheck to paycheck i don’t really have a savings account, but i do use their round-up feature. you’ll be surprised how quickly you save with it. it’s really helping me get my financial situation together.
it can be really hard to find a bank or budgeting app that works well for people who live paycheck to paycheck (makes me feel so dumb that i can’t budget for a whole month), but CHIME IS IT FOR ME. Seriously, give them a chance. Customer service is great, too.
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- Financial Info
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- Usage Data
- Sensitive Info
- Other Data
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- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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