If you're looking for a way to add money to your Chime account without a physical card, then you've come to the right place. In this article, we will show you how to use the Chime temporary card (virtual card), how to add money to your account without a card, and how to withdraw money from chime without card.
The three ways to use your Chime account without your card are to transfer the funds to another online account or a friend's account and use them from there. It's also possible to spend on your Chime card through a digital wallet such as Apple Pay. Finally, you can also use your digital card.
How to use Chime Temporary Card?
Adding money to your Chime account without a card is easy. All you need is a Chime temporary card. A temporary card is a one-time use virtual card that you can create in the Chime mobile app. To create a temporary card, log in to your Chime account and go to the ‘Cards' tab. From there, select ‘Create Temporary Card.'
Enter the amount of money you want to add to your account and hit ‘Create.' You will then be able to use this card for online or in-store purchases. Keep in mind that this card cannot be used for cash withdrawals, but you can use Chime temporary card in store.
There are several reasons for not having your Chime debit card or having banking services problems. When your card doesn't arrive, you can use the temporary Chime card; it's a digital card that you find in the app's settings section.
The Chime Temporary Card is a digital card, it can be used to buy things or pay bills online, plus you can add it to your Digital Wallet (Apple/Google Pay). Another way to use the temporary card is to link to money transfer apps like Venmo, Cash App, and Facebook Pay. The card must be run as a credit in this situation as it does not have a PIN.
How Can I Use Chime Without my Card?
Now we'll cover the three easy ways in which you can use your Chime account without having your card on you. These three methods are as follows.
- Transfer your Chime funds to another online bank account or a friend's account.
- Use your Chime card through a digital wallet.
- Check Your Digital Card.
Transfer Your Chime Funds to Another Online Bank Account or a Friend's Account
The easiest way to access your Chime account without a card is by transferring your funds into another account. If you're with a friend who also has a Chime account, the best thing to do is to transfer some funds to them so that you can spend money on their card. Of course, you'll need to make sure they have their card and the Chime app with them first.
Chime charges no fees on transfers between users, so this is by far the best way to continue to access your money. However, it's not always possible to transfer funds to another Chime account. If this is the case, you can transfer the funds to another online bank account of your own.
That way, after you have transferred the money, you can also withdraw money from an ATM. It's one of the ways to use Chime without the card.
You can transfer money between Chime and many other online bank accounts and financial apps. One of the easiest is Cash App. We've got an in-depth guide on how to transfer money between Chime and Cash App here. We'll cover the simple steps below.
1. Open Cash app
2. Access Your Profile in Cash App
3. Tap ”Linked Accounts”
4. Link Your Chime Bank Account
5. Confirm that Everything Works by Transferrring $1
Finally, you could also transfer money from your Chime account directly to your bank account. You may have to pay a fee for this, but if you desperately need the cash immediately, especially if you need to withdraw money from chime, it is possible to make this type of transfer.
Use Your Chime Card Through a Digital Wallet
The second way you can use your Chime account without the card is through a digital wallet. There are a few out there, but the main one most people will be familiar with is Apple Pay. It's an app that allows you to store card details, which you can then use to make contactless payments. This method can also be used with the temporary card, as explained above.
Unfortunately, this won't help you if you've forgotten your Chime card while you're out and you don't know the details. If, however, you've already added your card to the digital wallet, you can use your Chime card just as if it was in your hands.
To make sure you're never caught out, it's sensible to add all of your important cards to a digital wallet anyway.
TIP: You can link your Chime to a virtual credit card.
Check Your Digital Card
Chime recently added a new feature to their app. Using it, you're able to view a digital version of your card or a so-called virtual card. This will give you all of your card details, including the card number, expiration date, and CVV.
With these details, you can make any online purchases without having your physical card with you. Restaurants and retails can also make payments using these details, even though you won't have your card with you at the time.
The Chime virtual card can be used as a temporary measure or always. It depends on your goals; in case you need to withdraw money, this option is not viable, but for purchases and transfers, it is a possibility.
How to use the Chime virtual card:
- Open the Chime app
- Tap the settings button in the top left
- Scroll down and tap the. ‘View my Card‘ option
You should now be able to view your card details.
Extra: Does Chime Have Cardless ATM?
Right now Chime does not have a cardless ATM.
How To Withdraw Money From Chime Without Card
Currently, you cannot withdraw money from Chime without a card. Meaning there are no contactless ATMs to use to take out money from your account.
However, you are able to use your virtual Chime card in stores.
These two methods for accessing your Chime account without the card are the only ones possible right now. Chime doesn't work with cardless ATM networks at the time of writing. While that might change in the future, for now, you're better off using the methods listed above.
We've concluded that Chime does not have a cardless ATM to withdraw money.
Now that you know how to access your Chime money without the card, it might be time to pick up a new one. Check out our guide on how to activate it for when it arrives here.