Updated April 12, 2020

How to Open a Chase Bank Account

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Opening an account with Chase Bank is simple. Take a look at what you'll need and check out your account options in our guide.

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J.P. Morgan Chase Bank is one of the largest national banking chains in the U.S. It offers multiple types of bank accounts, loans, and other financing.

Keep reading to learn how to open an account.

How to Open a Chase Account?

You can open an account online or in-person at a Chase branch location. You will need your:

  • Driver's license/state ID
  • Social Security number
  • Contact information (name, home address, email address, phone number)
  • Money for opening deposit

You'll need to fill out the application and decide what type of account you would like to open. You're also required to make an initial monetary deposit to open a Chase account.

Read on to see all the individual details about each type of account.

Is Chase safe?
Chase Bank is a member of the FDIC. Every customer's funds are insured up to $250,000 in the unlikely event that the bank fails.

In addition, Chase has security measures in line with other major banks, including advanced account information encryption and two-factor authentication.

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Types of Accounts

Chase offers several tiers of checking and savings accounts. Each account grants its owner access to all of the bank's physical locations and ATMs as well as Chase's online banking and mobile app.

Chase's checking and savings accounts charge monthly maintenance fees. Depending on the account, it is possible to waive these charges if you maintain a certain minimum balance or make consistent monthly deposits.

Checking Accounts

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Chase offers checking accounts, each with access to mobile or in-person check deposit as a debit card.

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Checking Monthly Fees

Chase Premier Plus Checking: Charges $25 per month

Waive that fee by meeting ONE of these conditions:

  • Keep an average beginning day balance of $15,000 across all of your qualifying Chase checking/savings accounts.

  • Open a first home mortgage through Chase and enroll in automatic payments from your account.

Chase Sapphire Checking: Charges $25 per month

How to waive that fee:

  • Keep an average beginning day balance of $75,000 across all of your qualifying Chase checking/savings accounts.

Savings Accounts

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Chase offers two savings accounts with different interest rates. Both charge Chase Savings account fees, which can be waived by meeting certain requirements.

Savings Monthly Fees

Chase Savings: Charges $5 per month

Waive that fee by meeting ONE of these conditions:

  • Be an account owner younger than 18 years of age. (NOTE: Once you turn 18, your account will automatically begin charging you unless you meet one of the requirements below.)

  • Maintain a daily balance of at least $300 in the savings account itself.

  • Schedule an automatic monthly transfer of at least $25 from your Chase checking account.

  • Have a linked Chase Premier Plus or Chase Sapphire checking account.

Chase Premier Savings: Charges $25 per month

Waive that fee by meeting ONE of these conditions:

  • Maintain a minimum balance of $15,000 every day.

  • Have a linked Chase Premier Plus or Chase Sapphire checking account.

Bottom line

You can open a Chase checking or savings account with a few basic information and an initial deposit. Each account charges a monthly fee, which can be waived by meeting certain criteria.

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