How do I deposit money into my account?


How do I make direct deposits?

The easiest way to deposit funds to your Checking Account is by direct deposit from your employer. 

To make direct deposits through your employer or payroll provider, provide them with your Chime routing number and Checking Account number. Chime takes care of the rest.
Your funds will automatically post to your Chime Checking Account as soon as we receive them.

To get started, you can find your Chime routing number and Checking Account number in the Chime app sections, Move Money and Settings, or by logging in to your account online.  


How do I make transfers from external banks to my Chime Checking Account?

External banks allow transfers to Chime from their websites and apps.

To get started:

  1. Log in to the other bank's website or app.
  2. Look for the Transfer menu option.
  3. In the transfer screen, you can add your Chime routing and account number, found in the Chime app on the Settings page.


How do I make a transfer from an external bank that Chime initiates? 

You can link an external bank account you own to your Chime Checking Account using the Chime app through the Move Money section, or by logging in to your account online.

In the Chime app:

  1. Under Move Money, select Transfers.
  2. When you are prompted, enter the other bank’s login credentials.
    Your external bank account will be instantly linked to your Chime Checking Account. 

The list of supported external banks includes Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, PNC, Regions Bank, TD Bank, U.S. Bank, USAA, Wells Fargo, and many others. When you're ready to link an external bank account in the app, you'll be able to search for your other bank to see if it's supported. 

Once the external account is linked, you can make unlimited transfers from the external account to your Checking Account. Transferred funds will be available within five (5) business days.

If you get an error when using the Chime app to transfer money from a linked external account into your Chime Checking Account, try logging into the external account and transferring the money from there. To do this, you may need your Chime account number and routing number, which you can find in the Chime app under Settings.

How can I deposit cash to my Chime Checking Account? 

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You can deposit cash in your Chime Checking Account at over 90,000 retail locations with our cash deposit partners. To find a cash deposit partner near you, go to the app, tap Move Money, select Deposit cash, and tap See locations near me.

At the retail location, ask the cashier to make a deposit to your Chime Checking Account. You can make up to 3 deposits every 24 hours. You can add up to $1,000 every 24 hours for a maximum of $10,000.00 every month.

You can deposit cash to your Chime Checking Account at Walgreens locations, including Duane Reade locations, without fees. Other third-party money transfer services that are used to add funds to your Chime Checking Account may impose their own fees or limits such as:

  • Fees per transaction 
  • Daily, weekly, or monthly limits on the frequency or the amount of cash you may add to the Chime Checking Account

Can I make wire transfers to my Chime Checking Account? 

Chime does not currently allow wire transfers. We will be adding this feature in the future. 

How do I enroll in Mobile Check Deposit?

Chime will determine if you are eligible for Mobile Check Deposit based on the history of any Chime-branded accounts you have, direct deposit history, direct deposit amounts, and other risk-based factors. For example, Chime offers Mobile Check Deposit to members who have received at least one direct deposit of $1 or more since June 1, 2021* from one of the following sources:

  • Employer or payroll provider
  • Gig economy payer via automated clearing house (ACH) transfer or Original Credit Transaction (OCT)
  • Government benefits

Thirty days after you receive your payroll direct deposit, Mobile Check Deposit will be automatically enabled in your Chime app. You may receive access to the feature based on other risk-based factors.

Your Mobile Check Deposit limit is set automatically based on different risk-based factors like your account history, how long you’ve had your account, and your account activity. To find your current limits in the app, tap Settings and select View limits.

*If you already had access to Mobile Check Deposit before June 1, 2021, you can still use the feature even if you haven’t had a qualifying direct deposit since that date.

When you deposit cash to your Chime Checking Account, it is transferred by a third party to your account. Your funds will be FDIC insured once the Chime partner bank that holds your account receives the funds from the third party.

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