Over the last 5 years FD have said any day now for notifications. Free beer tomorrow. Go to claim your free beer and they say no it’s tomorrow ad nauseam.
Hey, have we already discussed this?
We’re very excited to be nominated for 5 British Bank Awards:
Best Current Account Provider
Best Savings Provider
Best Banking App
Best British Bank
I think at this stage, is the ‘shortlist’ actually that short from this award? It seems that every bank has been nominated for Best Current Account provider?
And Best British Bank for Chase? That’s kinda stretching that definition…
I don’t see a problem with that. R-
Honestly, I’d say they’ve got a decent shot of winning them all, on each individual product’s own merit.
They’re certainly a contender for the best current account. There’s only Monzo really competing on that front for me. The rest are quite far behind. Depends what you need though, but both are only missing the niche things they can get away with. Chase edges that with simplicity though. Monzo is too convoluted and cluttered for me, but I love trends too much to commit to Chase.
They’ve been a darn good savings provider over the past year, with a unique twist that gives them a solid edge over the competition.
On iOS, they have the best banking app by far IMO. Android can be hit and miss judging from the experiences of some folks here, but that’s always gonna happen with every bank on some android handset somewhere. It would be impossible to optimise for them all.
How do we judge what we expect of the best bank? I think they tick a lot of important boxes to take that one home.
Well, they’re new. And the competition Bank wise here is Kroo. It’s no contest. I’d be surprised if Chase don’t win that, though I don’t know if it’s open to the wider fintech market.
While I really like Chase, I think they still have a lot of shortcomings. Apart from best savings provider and best newcomer I wouldn’t rate Chase as the best.
Current account is nice, but still no overdraft, there are still issues with their sort code (not being recognised by other entities ex. AmEx). No IBAN support means no way to receive money abroad etc…
Banking app is nice, but it still lacks dark mode support, notifications are coming with ~10-15 sec delay as compared to Monzo/Starling etc
Best British Bank… This is where I ask myself “What is a bank?” Again it lacks so many things I’d expect a bank to have like: loans, credit cards, mortgages, international transfers, overdrafts, international services etc credit cards will come soon
Best newcomer defo they’re great.
That being said in my wallet I usually carry the Chase debit and an AmEx card, so I really like them, but I think they’re the best secondary bank, unfortunately not the main bank.
I just voted for them. I’ve not had a single issue since they went down and I like the little things like interest/cashback/nice UI/account numbers for sub-accounts and future things like upcoming Nutmeg integration.
I was super critical of them in the past (rightfully), but I’m quite happy with them now. That’s not to say they don’t have anything to improve on (I’d quite like virtual cards, open banking, get paid early, dark mode etc).
Who wants to build Open Banking for Chase?
Forget building Open Banking, they need a web developer too. well, the job advertisement board do anyway
They are going to be very busy getting it done before the end of March.
This’ll just be so they can tweak and change it, replace it with something new, or scrap it altogether.
Given the whole premise, there will be something after those 12 months. You’re just locked into this one for 12 months.
Interesting. You’re right, I don’t think I saw any messaging around it only being for 12 months. It makes sense though.
It’s mentioned in all their communications about it. As prominently as the offer itself, and not just hidden away in some small print.
Here it is in the first paragraph of the first email they sent out announcing it:
They definitely said previously that this offer will lasts for 12 months.
The first 12 months for any new customer is still the previous offer (1% cashback uncapped on all spending) then the 2nd 12 months is the £500 minimum deposit and capped at £15 per month offer.
Legally it would be incredible stupid of a bank to not put an end date on an offer like this (or else you’ll still get people trying to claiming in 40 years) even if they intended to just rolling it on for a further 12 months.
Actually - checking my emails from Chase on this - they sent this on the 16th Feb.
Good news – your new cashback offer is coming soon! With monthly cashback, you’ll be able to be rewarded for your everyday debit card spending for up to 12 more months.
While we get monthly cashback ready, we’re going to keep giving you 1% cashback2 on your everyday debit card spending with your current offer until 00:00 on 1 April 2023
How monthly cashback will work
From 1 March 2023, pay in £500 to your Chase current account each month to qualify (excludes internal transfers)
Then the next month, you’ll be able to earn 1% cashback – up to £15 – on your everyday debit card spending
Qualify each month to earn cashback the next month, for up to 12 months
Fairs. Just never noticed, too much text inbound isnt good for me
The third bullet point isn’t a lot of text and has it clearly there. I don’t think it can be missed too easily!
When it’s in an email/page full it is.