Chime - Mobile Banking

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Rated 4.78573 From 194,424 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-10-26
  • New version: 5.51.0
  • File size: 77.44 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 5.51.0 which was officially released on 2020-10-26. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 194,424 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.78573 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Chime is mobile and online banking with no hidden fees: get your paycheck up to 2 days early* with direct deposit, have fee-free overdraft when you’re in a pinch, grow your savings automatically, and manage your finances like a boss using the highly-rated Chime mobile banking app. When you bank with Chime, you get a Visa® Debit Card, a Spending Account, and an optional Savings Account to help you save money. Applying for an account is free, takes less than 2 minutes and it won’t affect your credit score! Here’s what our members love most about Chime: • Get your paycheck up to 2 days early* with direct deposit • Fee-free overdraft.** We’ll spot you on debit card purchases with no overdraft fees. • No hidden fees: no monthly fees, no overdraft fees, no foreign transaction fees, no minimum balance requirements • Over 38,000 fee-free ATMs with Moneypass and Visa Plus Alliance • Real-time transaction notifications • Daily balance alerts • Block your card instantly in-app • Grow your savings automatically with our Savings Account • Send money instantly with Pay Friends to other Chime members. • Deposit checks using Mobile Check Deposit for eligible members.^ • Apple Pay™ / Google Pay™ for when you forget your wallet • Move money between your other bank accounts • EMV chip card security • Friendly and responsive customer support With the Chime mobile banking app, you can stay in control of your money. Track your spending, link your other bank accounts, and save money. How to switch banks: • Step 1: Open Your Account: Download the app and sign up. Once approved, we’ll send you your Chime card within two weeks! • Step 2: Fund Your Account: Set up a direct deposit with your employer or payer to have funds deposited to your Chime account every payday. You can also connect other bank accounts and transfer funds from your existing bank account. • Step 3: Update Bill Payments: Activate your card when it arrives, add it to Apple Pay, and set up recurring bill payments with your Chime card number or with your Chime Spending Account and routing numbers. 
For more information please visit www.chime.com. ***Learn how we collect and use your information by visiting our Privacy Policy at https://www.chimebank.com/policies/chime/privacy-policy/.*** 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. *Early access to direct deposit funds depends on the timing of payer’s submission of deposits. We generally post such deposits on the day they are received which may be up to 2 days earlier than the payer’s scheduled payment date. **Chime SpotMe is an optional, no fee service that requires that you receive $500 in direct deposit a month to qualify to overdraw your account up to $20 on debit card purchases. Chime, in its sole discretion, may allow you to withdraw your account up to $100 or more based on your Chime Account history, direct deposit history 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 be increased or lowered at any time by Chime. ^Not all new or existing customers are eligible to use Mobile Deposit. There are qualifications and enrollment requirements for participation in Mobile Deposit, and we reserve the right to change the qualification and enrollment requirements in our sole discretion at any time without prior notice. We may require you to upload a picture of your driver’s license or other identifying documents prior to using Mobile Deposit. Eligibility requirements can be found online after you have signed into your Spending Account.

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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great so far!


    By Teh_Black_One
    I was nervous about there being no branches and only online but it turned out very smooth. I have both savings options activated and I love it! It takes a bit for the round up though maybe between an hour of the posted transaction to at least 1 business day. But that’s not too annoying. I DID ask for the emailed direct deposit form and it has the old routing number. It was an easy fix and my 2 most recent deposits have come through perfectly fine. I’m a huge lover of Apple Pay so I’m glad it works with that. The mobile check deposit feature works great as well. I received an email the next business day saying my check was received and it’ll be available the next business day. (Good thing I did all of this on a Monday.) You don’t really feel lost or anything using the app it’s very simple. I have only had the service for a couple weeks but so far I am a top fan. I took a star away because the routing number issue delayed my first deposit by one day. Also if you use the chat line for service a different rep replies each time. That also makes me worry a bit of a huge issue occurs that you’d usually go into a branch for. But again so far, it works gloriously!
  • REAL REVIEW WORTH READING!!!


    By Karima👏🏽
    Do NOT OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH CHIME!!!! Go to local bank that have real walk-ins and actual have real people you can speak with face to face. I requested information on a transaction that was made and they decided to rather give me more information about the transaction they deactivated my card. I never gave them the agreement to close my card. I found out the hard way while i was shopping and trying to purchase my itmes and my card was declining. I called customer service multiple times to tell them that it was an error from their side. I requested a temporary card and THEY DO NOT GIVE YOU TEMPORARY CARD AT ALLL!!! You are stuck waiting two weeks for a new card to come! You can not even take out your money and they lie to you by telling you can transfer your money to another bank for “easy access” but once i link another bank and try to move my money, my money disappeared!!!! They lost my money and its not in my chime account and its not in my other bank account. Talking to customer service is the worst, they will just transfer you to another department and ask you the same three questions because they themselves dont know what they are doing. Worst bank ever! They dont help you when you need help! They dont value you as a customer! I SUGGEST you open an account with a local bank that gives you Temporary cards while your card is being shipped out.
  • Very Happy I switched to Chime


    By Normsbaby
    I’m loving my Chime account. Having all the functions easily accessed on my phone has allowed me to manage my money more efficiently and monitor expenditures in real time. The absence of high fees is wonderful. I love both the ease of transferring money between accounts as well as the Spot Me feature for months when the budget is very tight. Although ATMs that recognize the Chime card are not very common, I haven’t found that to be a drawback; I rarely carry cash at all anymore and haven’t missed it. I don’t miss having a checking account, since on the rare occasions when I need to pay a bill by check, I can do it through the Chime app for free. The only drawback I’ve encountered is that some businesses, particularly those that only exist online, do not recognize the Chime routing number. I’ve been able to find workarounds for all but one of them. I don’t know the reason they won’t accept payments from Chime, but hopefully Chime is working with those entities to remove whatever barriers exist. I highly recommend Chime. It’s more convenient and has saved me money over the months I’ve been using it.

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