Chime - Mobile Banking

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Rated 4.77928 From 221,406 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-12-17
  • New version: 5.58.0
  • File size: 118.82 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Chime - Mobile Banking


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Chime - Mobile Banking is an iPhone and Android Finance App, made by Chime Financial, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Chime Financial, Inc., with the latest current version being 5.58.0 which was officially released on 2020-12-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 221,406 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.77928 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Chime offers mobile and online banking through its banking partners with no hidden fees‡. Do more with your money with fee-free overdraft*, get paid up to 2 days early with direct deposit^, and grow your savings instantly with purchase round ups and an optional High Yield Savings Account (get up to 0.50% APY‣ ). Save, spend, and manage your finances with the highly rated Chime mobile banking app. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. Here’s why millions are banking with Chime… FEE-FREE OVERDRAFT With SpotMe, eligible members can overdraft up to $100* on debit card purchases with no fees. It’s overdraft protection, but better. GET PAID 2 DAYS EARLY Get your paycheck up to two days earlier^ than you would with traditional banks with direct deposit. Deposit paychecks, unemployment benefits, government stimulus payouts, and tax returns into your Chime account. NO HIDDEN FEES‡ A bank account shouldn’t cost you money. Chime has no overdraft fees, no monthly maintenance fees, no minimum balance fees, no foreign transaction fees, and no minimum deposit required. Plus, over 38,000 fee-free ATMs with Moneypass® and Visa® Plus Alliance SAFE & SECURE Your security is our top priority. Chime sends you instant transaction alerts anytime you use your Chime debit card, when you turn on transaction notifications, so you always know what’s happening with your money. Instantly block your card if it goes missing or you suspect unauthorized use. SAVE WHEN YOU SPEND Save When You Spend automatically rounds up transactions to the nearest dollar and transfers the Round Up from your Spending Account into your optional Savings Account. PAY FRIENDS WITH NO TRANSFER FEES Send and receive money from friends, family, or roommates with no transfer fees. Different from other peer to peer payments apps, money is deposited into your Chime Spending Account. For more information please visit www.chime.com. ––––– ***Learn how we collect and use your information by visiting our Privacy Policy at https://www.chime.com/privacy*** Banking services provided by, and debit card issued by, The Bancorp Bank, or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Debit card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. ‡Out-of-Network cash withdrawal fees apply. Third-party and cash deposit fees may apply. *SpotMe won't cover non-debit card purchases, including ATM withdrawals, ACH Transfers, Pay Friends transfers, or Chime Checkbook transactions. 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 $100 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. For more information, visit: https://www.chime.com/policies/bancorp/spotme_terms. ^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 December 9, 2020. No minimum balance required. Must have $0.01 in savings to earn interest.

Top Reviews

  • Pretty good, takes too long to transfer money though


    By Zldnosnsk
    I really do like this app. I am one that hates banks and how they allow accounts to go over then charge people overdraft fees. It’s literally taking money from people who have none and that should be a crime. Chime doesn’t do that and they actually do prioritize their customers. I think this is a revolutionary app for banking. I hope it picks up traction and changes how banking is done completely. The direct deposit is fantastic. You do get your money early thanks to Chime and it definitely helps. They also have the “round up & save” feature for people who struggle to save money. My only problem with it is that it takes far too long to transfer money. Like a week to transfer. And they have a very small daily limit for transferring (like $200). It can become frustrating when I’m trying to budget my money by separating bill money from spendable money. They keep saying it’s just the banking system, and I know they must have to make some sacrifices in order to be able to provide such great services without all the fees banks drop on us. I just wish there were options to pay a fee for an instant transfer to your bank like Venmo or Ca$h App. I’m sure with increased popularity eventually somewhere along the line of updates will be an option for instant transfers. It just doesn’t exist now.
  • I LOVE this Bank!!


    By HarmonyLynnSeidl1998
    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!!
  • CHIME > other banks


    By ishh16
    Have you ever been charged an overdraft fee ? Just because you went over a dollar and you didn’t realize and now your bank is like, “ohh you don’t have a dollar now we’re gonna charge you 35$(or more).” Like who ever thought of that bright idea lol. Here’s where our buddy’s at chime come in hand, chime let’s you set up a “spot me” option for any of us that tend to go over with out looking or if we’re out here struggling needing some extra dollars before our next pay day. The spot me feature starts with 20$ and it can go up to 100$ based on the your personal account I’ve had mine before at 100$ slowly but surely got back on track financially and is now down to 20$ chime was there for me and has done for me what no other bank has done before. They also just started their credit card account which means you can fix your credit with them, also you can open up a savings account directly through the app. I can continue spoiling chime for you, but that wouldn’t be fun for you so I’ll let you download it and explore it for yourself. Click that download button and get started today ohh did I mention they pay you 2 days early ? Come join the chime family you won’t regret it.
  • I used to love Chime


    By b.groves99
    I’ve been with Chime for years now. It was the second bank I’ve ever used. It was awesome in the beginning, I enjoyed the perks like no atm fees and the well designed app. But lately it has gone downhill fast. Starting when they disabled spot me without any notice and at this time I’ve lost my job due to COVID-19. So lately to make ends meet I’ve been making my money through Doordash and instacart and if you do either you know it can be very little amounts you make during certain times of the week. So I had my money transferred into my Chime account, witch was in the negative as it has been a lot lately for me. Well the amount I made witch was only $43 wasn’t even enough to cover my negative balance, witch wasn’t an issue because I had spot me. Well since I never got a notification that they had disabled spot me that $43 I had for the next day or two was gone and I went without the things I needed. I contacted Chime and explained my situation for them to only tell me that there was nothing they could do. After about 30 minutes of arguing, I finally gave up because I was getting no where. So I felt useless to my family and they were perfect okay with that. Now we’re here today, where I need to get the things I need and I cannot access my money yet once again. I’m just going to cut my loss and go back to the bank I first started with. It’s just a shame that they treat they’re loyal customers like this.
  • Great bank but I’d like to see some improvements in the future.


    By Kryptic Arrow
    *This bank has been really good so far. No fees like it says and I got my card very quickly. Just two issues I have with it so far. One is that they go through Green Dot for cash deposits. Green Dot charges 4.95 and requires a minimum of 20 to deposit. I hope that they eventually make a kiosk or something that eliminates these fees. Also it doesn’t update your account balance right away. For those of us with bad memory it makes it a little more difficult to budget. I recommend using a notepad app to keep track of your funds until the app updates your account info. It seems to update approximately 3 hours after the transaction. It would be nice to have it be immediate. If they fix these two issues I’d say it would be a five star service. Another small gripe is that you can only get the no fee overdraft with direct deposit. Though if you budget correctly it’s not an issue. Just a small quality of life thing. Otherwise I’d say this bank does everything better than most other banks. *My previous rating was three stars but I realized that one of the issues wasn’t the banks fault but rather the third party company Green Dot’s. I don’t like having to pay such large fees just to deposit cash but it’s Green Dot policy.
  • Happy customer!


    By cmb101009
    Very happy customer! Even though there is no stand-alone bank, I have had an excellent experience with Chime. 1) I like getting paid early 2) No overdraft fees, love the Spotme feature 3) Ease of use 4) I love that I view my card in the app, it sounds lazy, but I’m tired of pulling out my card every time I want to buy something online (lol). 5) I love that my mom and I both got $50 when she referred me to sign up for an account. What an awesome referral program for everyone. 6) You can turn your debit card transactions on/off with the click of an app. (I forget to turn it back on sometimes! I’ve embarrassed myself at a store a time or two.) Also, there are many ATM locations near me that are free of charge. I like that I can “round-up” to save if I’d like, or set 10% of my direct deposit aside. Chime has been compatible with PayPal and Apple Pay to send money to people. With that being said, I use cash at most restaurants / gas stations / stores, I don’t like my card number being out there. I had debit card fraud with my old bank account. I have not had that incident happen with chime and I hope that it never does. Not revenant to the app or bank- but cashiers at the store always say the card is a cute color lol.
  • Best decision I was forced to make!!


    By Dhmacf
    Unfortunately due to a career loss, having to start over and struggling financially for 3 years I had no other choice but to file bankruptcy. I was told by my legal counsel that the bank account I had would potentially freeze my limited funds because one of my credit cards was linked to my checking. They encouraged me to seek a new checking account so I could maintain what money I had. Because my credit was now poor, I was denied by two other banks a checking account. Most big banks now run your credit along with Check Systems to deem you a desirable customer. I researched my options and found Chime on a tech blog. I’m so very glad I found it! It is no frills checking and savings with a super simple app. It’s a traditional debit card in every sense. It’s Visa so you can use it virtually anywhere! Get cash back with groceries. Tons of ATM’s through money pass with NO fees! I know it may not be for everyone, but if you are sick of big banks and all their fees and tactics, I encourage you to give Chime a try. I’m very grateful to have an option like Chime. It saved me a lot of grief at a time when I’m already feeling insurmountable pressure.
  • Customer Service


    By dollfaccmd
    The app is great. It’s banking with Chime that sometimes really annoys me. They have really great features with the overdraft protection and it being completely free no fees. But i honestly dread calling chime to get any issues resolved. The people in SF who answers the phone are always pleasant and knowledgeable! When i get someone overseas i always find myself repeating myself. I have had to escalate and speak with managers but people are refusing to connect me with their supervisor. I always end up having to hang up and call back to just get some help. The claims department haven’t really been helpful at all. I keep getting charged for stuff and no one is able to provide me with an explanation and i am trying to block certain transactions that i never authorized and no one is ever willing to understand what i am trying to say or help. The customer service is HORRIBLE! I don’t get why i have to repeat myself being transferred from person to person then they ask me how i can help first then ask me to verify myself. I wish they just verify people first then all focus can be on helping me. By the time I’m done verifying they always make me repeat myself and then I’m irate. Please work on customer service and verify people FIRST and make sure people overseas work on requests and how to respond to people. They come off extremely rude ! I want to file a complaint for how i have been treated.
  • It’s wonderful.


    By WTFisfritopie
    I’ve been using Chime for a couple of years. I just don’t go into a bank anymore. The only reason why I am going to open up a separate account with a brick and mortar is because in the next few years I want to get a decent home loan and usually being a member of the bank will help with that. Other than that this is perfect especially for people that aren’t ready to make a major purchase yet. I have had issues in the past and they have been resolved quickly and customer support is quick to ask. For those that are having issues with the chatbot, you can just type “human” and you can submit something to them and they usually get back to me within less than 12 hours probably about four. There have been times where the system has been down. This is why I’m removing a star. The system has been down several times in the past year by several I mean like maybe three but that’s still too many times. I have a credit card as back up. Working in IT myself I can’t actually be too upset. Things happen. I am prepared. I would not recommend this for somebody that is old-school but if you never really go into your bank or use checks anymore… (You CAN send a check from the app and it is mailed) this is for you.
  • Liars


    By lliicciiaa
    They do not follow their terms & conditions, they do absolutely whatever they want and get away with it because you’re just one customer and they’re a big bank. Spotme terms & conditions clearly state that you need *MONTHLY* direct deposits of over $500 in order to qualify. I check my statements monthly, and my deposits are always well over $500. My most recent check on Jan 12 was less than $500- i was expecting that since it was from Christmas/New Years and my job is always slow around then. Well because of that, my spotme was turned off and now the app is harassing me to “set up direct deposit”. It would’ve been nice if they waited until the end of the month, when my monthly deposit would’ve been well over $500 again. Don’t ever bother reaching out to support, both people I talked to sent me the exact same email, word for word, that had nothing to do with what I asked. When I replied saying that’s not what I asked, I received the same email AGAIN. They’re very unprofessional, if you have a lower check than usual they’ll assume you’re not depositing your entire check and turn off spotme, and if you don’t tip them (never heard of having to tip a bank??) they won’t care about what you have to say or any problems you experience with them. When I asked if I had tipped for using spotme, would this happen and their response was “probably not”. So now I’m signing up for a new bank and my balance will sit at -$45.

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