Chime - Mobile Banking

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Rated 4.76349 From 135,428 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-05-21
  • New version: 5.37.0
  • File size: 65.59 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 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 5.37.0 which was officially released on 2020-05-21. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 135,428 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.76349 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

  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Chime, the modern answer to an age old system.


    By Ahase Canderson
    Starting off, I opened a Chime account because I started traveling with work. I was dealing with a brick and mortar bank that really wasn’t able to do the things I needed being away from home. Apprehensive at first I set my direct deposit up and turn on both the roundup savings feature and the 10% saving feature. It has made saving mindless and reflects in your balance instantly. My FAVORITE feature about chime though is its statements. It, well pretty accurately categorizes your expenses and you can see what amount of money goes to what each month. This is huge. It really does bring some spending habits to the front and center. One thing that is heavily advertised is the ability to get your check credited two days early. I can attest to that, it happens every week for me. I signed up to see if it works and have now got accustomed to it, and it has come in handy with having to drive sometimes across the country at a moments notice. Overall, I have had a very good experience switching to Chime and look forward to banking with them for many years moving on!
  • Innovative and valuable


    By Krzzybzh
    I’ve had an account with Chime since they began. And I have yet to have a complaint. The app is kept updated and runs very smoothly. I like the auto savings feature. I do wish there was an interest gathering savings and more banking features like loans etc but it’ll come I’m sure. Many companies have followed Chime to online banking (which I believe will take over banking and do away with brick and mortar banking eventually)but none of the others are quite as well established. I’ve referred many people to chime and they’ve done away with their banks and rely solely on chime too. I haven’t seen rewards and bonuses lately like once would surprise me. But there are offers and a few discounts available. And I dislike how I have to enter my pin every time I move away from the chime screen. Even to go back n forth to copy/enter routing number account number on another app and go back to chime, even when I didn’t close it out. But it’s fine also. Their customer service is outstanding. And security has never been an issue. I have nothing negative to say about Chime.
  • Convenient, gets the job done.


    By A. A. H.
    It is true that people write a bad review before a good one. Overall I enjoy chime, I get paid early and with it being a holiday week I got paid EXTRA early which was a pleasant surprise. They did have a recent shut down that did decline our cards when we tried to use them for 2 days which was inconvenient and kind of embarrassing but the issue was fixed and they continued to show remorse. My only suggestion is I wish it showed the ending balance as purchases are made on the statement. I don’t like not being able to look back on purchases of deposits and not see what it brought my balance to at that time. I work at financial institutions and sometimes that’s what we require for proof of payment, so the fact that my bank doesn’t provided that is something that definitely sticks out for me; and in general it would help me keep track of my spending a lot better to know what I keep my balances at throughout the weeks. They seem good at looking at reviews, not sure if this is a concern for anyone else to make it a change but it would be nice if that be involved in a near future update.

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