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Chase Bank

  • Chase treats customers to exclusive lounge at Disney's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

    Families visiting this fall's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will enjoy extra benefits when they carry a Chase debit or credit card. Between visits to more than 25 marketplaces, Chase cardholders can treat their parties to a pit stop at an exclusive lounge in the American Adventure Pavilion. There, guests can enjoy complimentary beverages [...]

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred offering triple points on First Friday dining in 2013

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. First Fridays got sweeter for Chase Sapphire Preferred card members, thanks to a new partnership with online reservation site OpenTable. According to company officials, Chase will begin offering three rewards points for every dollar spent on dining transactions during the first [...]

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards teams with Virgin America Flying Club

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Selected Chase credit card holders gained even greater access to transatlantic travel this month, with the announcement that Ultimate Rewards members can now transfer points to Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club program. In a statement to reporters, Chase officials confirmed that accountholders [...]

  • Chase takes over AirTran credit cards, while banks wait for American/US Airways news

    Airline industry consolidation hit the wallets of some rewards credit card customers this month, with Chase announcing that it would take over servicing AirTran-branded credit cards from previous issuer Barclaycard. Although Southwest Airlines purchased its rival in late 2011, the airlines started linking itineraries earlier this year. According to news reports, Southwest plans to phase [...]

  • Chase doubles AARP Visa Card donations during May

    Chase Card Services has announced it will increase its donations from its AARP Visa Card to help fight hunger in older Americans during the month of May. The credit card company has committed to doubling its donations during May, which has been designated Older Americans Month. Chase announced last year that during 2011 and 2012 it [...]

  • Chase partners with Ritz-Carlton for Ultimate Rewards

    Chase Card Services has a new partner for its Ultimate Rewards program, the company announced in a press release. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, with 77 luxury hotel properties in 25 countries, is now a point transfer partner for Chase's credit card rewards program. The deal will allow Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus Business Card and Ink [...]

  • Chase unveils United MileagePlus Club Card

    A new credit card has been announced by Chase Card Services. The United MileagePlus Club Card is the latest offering by Chase and its partnership with United Airlines. The co-branded credit card was announced by Chase through its recent press release. The new rewards credit card will offer 2 miles for every dollar spent on tickets [...]

  • Chase probed for improper debt recovery practices

    The Office of the Comptroller of Currency, a federal regulatory agency, is looking into allegations that JP Morgan Chase & Co. has been wrongly collecting judgments against "tens of thousands" of delinquent credit card borrowers. The details of the probe have not been released, but early information indicates a poor computer network, a problem American [...]

  • Chase, Capital One,¬†Barclaycard support Isis Mobile Wallet launch

    Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard will team up with three of the wireless phone industry's biggest brands to launch a mobile payment solution that aims to compete with Google Wallet. After operating in stealth mode for months, officials from the Isis project used their blog to announce the first three credit card issuers to confirm [...]

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards now good for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Chase Card Services is making the skies a little more friendly with its latest announcement. The credit card company is partnering with Southwest Airlines for its Ultimate Rewards program, it announced in a press release. The airline is the largest U.S. [...]

  • Chase offers new perks to military cardholders

    Service members, veterans and their families are getting additional credit card perks from Chase Card Services, the company announced in a press release. Military cardholders will now have the chance to earn unlimited cash back rewards for all their purchases, and all foreign transaction fees will be waived. The credit cards chosen from the Chase [...]

  • Chase prevails, court says penalty interest rates OK

    Whether or not credit card interest rates can go up as a result of the Credit CARD Act of 2009 has been the source of much confusion. A new federal court ruling ends some of the debate, at least for now. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has dismissed a lawsuit (McCoy v. [...]

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred: now better than gold?

    JPMorgan Chase celebrated the second anniversary of the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card by doubling reward points on purchases made at a long list of travel and dining vendors. Company officials announced the change to reporters this month, stating that their Sapphire now rivals other companies' gold cards as an essential personal finance tool for [...]

  • American Express launches Mercedes-Benz affinity cards

    American Express announced a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz that brings the luxury carmaker into its Membership Rewards program. In a statement to reporters, company officials announced both a credit card and a charge card that offer extra privileges for card members who make regular visits to their local Mercedes dealers. Mercedes-Benz credit card from American Express For [...]

  • EMV chip technology coming to a credit card near you

    Starting this month, overseas business travelers who carry Citi corporate credit cards can breathe a little easier when making purchases. And back in the States, regular Joe consumers may soon find themselves inserting instead of swiping their credit cards. Both these changes are thanks to a burgeoning EMV chip technology, which is about to get [...]

  • Ink from Chase boosts rewards for small business expenses

    Chase credit cards for business carry some new reward options, according to company officials. In a statement to reporters, representatives from JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced updates to the company's Ink from Chase brand. The business credit cards enable company owners and purchasing agents to earn points or dollars on each transaction, at rates higher [...]

  • Chase updates United airline credit card with new logo and bonus rewards

    Chase Card Services has introduced the new United MileagePlus Explorer Card, its first post-merger airline credit card. Familiar design, more perks Just as new paint jobs brought United's name and Continental's logo to the merged carrier's aircraft, the new Chase/United airline credit card resembles the previous Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card. The new United MileagePlus Explorer Card [...]

  • AmEx, Chase and B of A lead corporate support of 9/11 Day Observance

    American Express, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America lead a pack of corporate donors throwing their weight behind a nationwide day of volunteer service observing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Organizers of the nonprofit 9/11 Day Observance coalition announced plans for events surrounding the federally recognized 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. In [...]

  • Nilson: Chase dominated credit card growth in 2010

    The Nilson Report has recently released its annual figures for the top commercial and business credit cards of 2010. This list includes some of the largest banks in the U.S., as well as figures for their total numbers of accounts, credit cards, and their growth (or loss) compared to the same figures in 2009. J.P. Morgan [...]

  • Bank of America tops Fed's shrinking list of college credit card partnerships

    Credit card agreements between banks and colleges declined in 2010, even though the number of lenders seeking access to college students and alumni grew slightly since 2009. Those details emerged from the Federal Reserve Board's annual report to Congress on the state of marketing relationships among universities, colleges, alumni associations, and banks. According to the Fed, [...]

  • Amazon enables "shop with points" checkout feature for its rewards credit card

    Chase's partnership with Internet retailer Amazon.com means good news for online bargain hunters. Both companies announced updates to the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card that enable cardholders to easily earn and redeem reward points on the merchant's website. The "shop with points" function on Amazon's checkout pages now allows customers to pay for all or part of [...]

  • Chase survey predicts vacation spending will cool this summer

    Three in five Americans plan on keeping their summer vacations closer to home this year, according to a survey commissioned by Chase. The credit card issuer hired telephone pollsters at GMRS to ask 1,001 consumers about their summer spending habits. Americans' vacation scheduling habits haven't changed much since the same time last year, with roughly two [...]

  • Chase, Ritz-Carlton launch new luxury rewards credit card

    "Access to the Extraordinary" is the tag line of the new Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card. Launched on June 9, 2011 by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., this premium rewards card is the first and only card to carry the Ritz-Carlton name, offering rewards specific to the hotel and its [...]

  • Chase launches Jot mobile app for small business credit cards

    Chase business credit card customers will soon enjoy real-time expense reporting and tracking, thanks to a new mobile application available on both the iPhone and Android platforms starting this month. In a statement to reporters, company officials introduced Jot, a mobile app companion for business customers with Ink from Chase credit card accounts. Texting and tagging. [...]

  • Chase credit card offers $200 cash back for Small Business Week

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Chase credit cards will play a major role in the bank's commitment to lend $12 billion to small businesses this year. Company officials announced that its neighborhood branches and credit card service centers would participate in the Small Business Administration's annual [...]

  • Chase Marriott Rewards credit card offers award-winning travel benefits

    Frequent fliers looking for a way to make their credit card purchases and hotel visits count can redeem rewards and benefits from a Marriott rewards credit card from Chase. With options ranging from the Marriott Rewards classic Visa to the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, depending on the number of nights each year spent at [...]

  • Chase offers $150 cash back bonus with new Freedom credit card accounts

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Chase offered some good news this month to consumers worried about rising gas and utility costs. Along with announcing a bonus reward period for gas pump purchases over the summer, JPMorgan Chase extended a $150 cash back offer for consumers opening [...]

  • Chase upstages Wells Fargo with first major "chip-and-PIN" credit card launch

    Chase isn't content to let Wells Fargo launch the first "chip-and-PIN" credit cards in the United States. After Wells Fargo announced plans to pilot the European-style security feature on 15,000 of its new credit cards later this year, officials from JP Morgan Chase announced plans to launch Chase's own version of the EMV chip in [...]

  • Chase eliminates foreign transaction fees on Continental Airlines Presidential Plus Card

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Five years after its initial launch, the Continental Airlines Presidential Plus Card from Chase has added new perks that appeal to the frequent flyer that likes to travel for both business and leisure. Company officials announced that cardholders will no longer [...]

  • Chase debit cards reduce government expenses by $1.4 million in first year

    Chase debit cards saved taxpayers $1.4 million in administrative costs during 2010 while helping preserve the environment. According to officials at J.P. Morgan Chase, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hired the credit card issuer to streamline its employee mass transit reimbursement program. Under the umbrella of the General Services Administration's SmartPay 2 [...]

  • Chase small business credit cards and loans top $10 billion in 2010

    Officials from Chase told reporters in December that they had exceeded their company's goal of lending more than $10 billion to small businesses across the United States during the 2010 calendar year. Much of Chase's small business lending in 2010 came from its credit card division, spearheaded by the launch of the Ink from Chase [...]

  • Chase Eliminates Foreign Transaction Fee on New BA Visa Signature Card

    Chase joins the small list of banks offering credit cards with no foreign transaction fees for purchases made abroad. The British Airways Visa Signature Card from Chase offers plenty of reward options for frequent international travelers, but company officials admit that an instant savings on every purchase may become the new card's most attractive benefit.Most [...]

  • Chase expands Continental credit card perks

    Days after Continental announced plans to phase out the ability for American Express cardholders to redeem Membership Rewards points for OnePass frequent flyer miles, Chase revealed enhancements to the co-branded credit cards it markets in partnership with the airline. Both credit cards offer significant incentives for travelers to fly Continental, especially in the wake of [...]

  • Chase Credit Card Ads Highlight Ultimate Rewards

    Chase unveiled a multimedia advertising campaign this month to expand awareness of its Ultimate Rewards program to American audiences. The print ads and television commercials build on consumers' growing recognition of Chase credit cards' existing special features, including the flexible Blueprint balance management system and the Chase Sapphire rewards card. According to Chase officials, cardholders have [...]

  • Small Business Credit Card Holders Get Easy Savings from Chase and MasterCard

    A new partnership between JPMorgan Chase and MasterCard may result in millions of dollars in savings for small business credit card holders. Starting this month, Chase credit card holders with small business accounts can participate in MasterCard's Easy Savings program. Easy Savings provides business buyers with automatic rebates from thousands of popular vendors, ranging from [...]

  • Visa Purchases Merchant Gateway Provider CyberSource for $2 Billion

    Mountain View, California e-commerce payment processor CyberSource will become a major part of Visa's online service strategy after a $2 billion acquisition. According to a report on TechCrunch, Visa agreed to pay $26 per share in cash to purchase the popular processing firm. Industry analysts surveyed by TechCrunch estimate that CyberSource processes over a quarter of [...]

  • Chase Urges Debit Card Customers to Keep PINs Secret at Checkout

    A customer service recommendation mailed to former Washington Mutual debit card holders may have some ulterior motives, according to a feature article in American Banker. When Chase issued replacement debit cards to customers it acquired after WaMu's failure, the bank advised accountholders to avoid risking identity theft by selecting "credit" at retail checkouts instead of PIN-based [...]

  • Chase, Citi Liquidating Some Affinity Credit Cards

    As one major credit card issuer raises cash by selling off operations, another prepares to streamline its offerings to save money. A report in the Wall Street Journal chronicled the efforts of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit to liquidate some Citi Credit Card private label and affinity products. Citi's Sears Holdings card accounts and other affinity products [...]

  • Chase Freedom Rewards New Cardholders with Bonus

    Chase Freedom® credit card holders can enjoy cash back rewards that buck the industry trend of disappearing perks and rising fees. All purchases made on Chase Freedom cards qualify for a minimum cash rebate of 1 percent, regardless of spending patterns or previous program reward levels. Every three months seasonal promotions can qualify many common purchases for bonus [...]

  • Chase to Offer Hyatt Gold Passport Visa Credit Card

    Hyatt answered the pleas of travel reward aficionados with its announcement of a new, co-branded credit card in partnership with Chase. Hyatt has been, to some observers, strangely absent from the pool of reward credit cards for the past few decades. Online searches for information about Hyatt Gold Passport credit cards often turn up little [...]

  • Chase Credit Card Survey Reveals Cautious Economic Optimism

    Most Americans feel good about their personal finances, but worry about whether their neighbors will survive the recession. That's according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Chase Credit Cards. Chase commissioned researchers to poll one thousand American consumers on topics ranging from the country's broad economic recovery to the impact of recession on their [...]

  • Frequent Flyer Credit Card Rewards for Coin Purchases Headed for a Hard Landing

    A government program designed to introduce dollar coins into circulation may unwittingly have paid for hundreds of free flights and hotel nights. The U.S. Mint recently launched a website offering free shipping for collectors and merchants who use credit cards to order rolled coins directly from the government. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, [...]

  • Chase Announces New Business Credit Cards

    Chase Bank announced its intention to seize a bigger share of the business credit card market by unveiling a new suite of products under the "Ink from Chase" brand. Geared toward small business owners, the series of Ink credit cards each feature a distinguishing benefit: Ink Bold Business Charge Card provide small business owners interest-free financing on charges [...]

  • Chase Blueprint Credit Card Platform Lets Cardholders Customize Financing Deals

    While Jay-Z sends an album called "The Blueprint 3" to the top of the Billboard charts, officials at JP Morgan Chase hope you'll think about personal finance when you hear the word "blueprint." The major credit card issuer unveiled Chase Blueprint, an electronic billing platform that offers cardholders flexibility and customization for their existing Chase credit [...]

  • Credit Card Issuer Purchases Charming Shoppes Portfolio

    Regular shoppers of Fashion Bug, Catherine's, and Lane Bryant stores may soon notice a new return address on their credit card statements. Alliance Data Systems purchased the credit portfolio of Charming Shoppes, the retailers' parent company, for $110 million. 4.5 million customers will be affected by the deal, but experts note that few of those cardholders [...]

  • Chase Rolls Out Red Carpet for United Frequent Flyers

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. Chase recently teamed up with United Airlines to launch three premium travel rewards credit cards aimed at what one spokesperson called "savvy travelers." A trio of United Mileage Plus Visa Cards offer preferential treatment on United flights and on flights [...]

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards Debut on Freedom and Sapphire Credit Cards

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. At a time when many credit card issuers have reduced the benefits on reward credit cards, executives at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. have announced a new added value program. Chase Freedom and Chase Sapphire cardmembers can now qualify for [...]