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Chase Bank Review

"Chase Bank has been accused of disproportionately targeting low income customers with fees and high interest rates. Is this the kind of bank America deserves?"

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Overview of Chase Bank

Chase Bank is a financial services company headquartered in New York, NY. It is the consumer and commercial banking arm of JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. The bank has branches in over 25 states, and more than 5,100 branches and 16,000 ATMs nationwide. It offers a variety of services including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, investments, auto loans, small business services, and more.

History of Chase Bank

Chase Bank is a descendant of The Manhattan Company, which was founded by Aaron Burr in 1799. In 1799, the bank became known as Chemical Bank and underwent several mergers with other banks including Chase Manhattan Corporation in 1955. In 1996, the bank merged with JPMorgan & Co. and became JPMorgan Chase & Co. In 2000, JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired Bank One Corporation and changed its name to JPMorganChase Bank, N.A. Since then, Chase Bank has become one of the largest banks in the United States.

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Public Opinion of Chase Bank

Overall, public opinion of Chase Bank is generally positive. Many customers appreciate its wide range of services and convenient locations. Customers also praise its secure online banking platform. However, some customers complain about high fees for some services and long wait times for customer service.

Newsworthy Events Around Chase Bank

In 2020, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the parent company of Chase Bank, announced it would invest $30 billion over five years to help communities and individuals address economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This commitment included investments in small businesses, workforce development initiatives and affordable housing. In 2019, JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $920 million to settle charges related to its foreign exchange trading practices brought by the U.S Department of Justice (link) and other global regulators. In 2018, Chase Bank agreed to pay $600 million to settle an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (link) over deceptive practices related to credit card add-on products such as identity theft protection and payment protection plans.