About Chase Online Banking

••• Tricia Goss

If you bank with Chase and you have not used their online banking yet, you are missing out on some great, easy-to-use features. If you are not a Chase customer, after learning about some of the features and options you might want to consider opening an account at this bank with roots over a century old.


There are three types of accounts for which you can use Chase online banking. Chase Online provides 24-hour access to your personal bank accounts. Chase Online for Business offers Internet banking services for businesses with annual revenues under 10 million dollars. "Chase Commercial Online" is geared toward bigger companies and corporations. Chase Online also includes services and products, such as home financing, auto and education loans, credit cards, insurance and retirement planning.


Chase Online offers free online bill payment for qualified accounts. With this feature, you can pay all of your bills from the comfort of your own home. You can stop buying stamps, and payments are guaranteed to be sent on time. Chase Online also features account alerts. Once you sign up for them, you will be emailed or called regarding possible security issues. You can also receive updated account information. Chase Online features paperless statements as well. These are safe, convenient and environmentally friendly.


Using Chase Online provides you with safe, easy access to all of your accounts and balances any hour of any day. You can customize phone or email alerts to notify you of daily balances or deposits, as well as transactions that exceed the amount you specify. You can transfer money between your Chase accounts safely with a few simple clicks. You can add an external account you have with another financial institution and transfer funds between them as well.


In order to use Chase Online Banking, your computer needs to meet certain requirements. You will need to have Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista, using Internet Explorer 6 or higher or Firefox 2.0 or higher as your web browser. If you are using a Mac, you will need a Mac OS-X Panther or higher operating system with Firefox 2.0 or higher or Safari 2.0 or higher as your web browser.


You can use the Chase Online site for many if not all of your personal banking needs. Shop the site's auto financing area for competitive rates with discounts for Chase customers and an easy online application. Plan for your future on the investment area of the site. Apply for or manage your credit cards and school loan accounts from the comfort of your home. You can even find a mortgage or refinance your current home loan.