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Chime online bank adds support for Apple Pay
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May 19, 2016, 04:37 PM
Chase's online bank Chime has announced support for Apple Pay through its own issued cards, a day ahead of a new promotion from Chase that will see cardholders eligible for a free iTunes download of Eric Clapton's newest album I Still Do, including a bonus track. Chime is similar to other online banks like Ally and Simple, with no physical branches. Deposits are handled through automatic deposit programs or by taking a photograph of a check, and payments are done through issued cards, the bank's own app, and virtual wallets like Apple Pay.

Now supported by at least 1,271 US banks and credit unions, consumers can add supported cards to the Wallet application on the iPhone, or (separately) to the Apple Watch app on an iPhone for use with the Apple Watch. While adding a card to both an iPhone and an Apple Watch involves imaging and then verifying the card twice, the Apple Watch procedure has the advantage of not requiring the iPhone to be present when the card is used on the Watch for payment. In the case of Chime, only the bank-issued Visa debit cards are currently supported.

The Chase promotion, which is set for May 20 only, is exclusively for Apple Pay customers, and requires users to log into the Chase Mobile app on an iPhone 6 or later. Users would then tap the promotional banner on the bottom of the account screen, then tap "next," then tap the "redeem now" button, which will cause the iTunes Store app on the device to launch to allow the download of Clapton's new album. The offer also extends to Chime card users, but lasts only for Friday.
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