There are many million limited liability companies (LLCs) in the United States today, and that number continues to grow as more people start their own businesses and need a fast, affordable and easy way to protect themselves without forming a corporation. But having an LLC may not be enough. To maximize the protection afforded by your LLC and make your bookkeeping and life a whole lot easier, it’s important to find a business checking account to keep your personal and business assets separate.
If you’ve never opened a business banking account, you may not know where to start. You’ve come to the right place.
What to consider when looking for a business checking account
Once you decide to open a business account for your LLC, you’ll quickly find there are several things to consider.
- How much money can you deposit and keep in your new account?
Determine how much you can keep in your account. Many accounts offer additional benefits for higher opening balances, but you may also need to maintain a minimum balance.
- How often do you go to a branch or ATM?
If you make daily trips to a branch to get rolls of change or make deposits or withdrawals, be sure the bank you choose has convenient branch locations, ATMs and mobile banking options.
- How many transactions do you make per day?
Some business accounts charge for each transaction. If your business typically nets a high volume of transactions, look for an account with low or no fees on each.
- What types of payments do you accept?
Is your business currently cash only? Some banks offer payment card acceptance as part of their business checking accounts, making it easier for customers to pay and for you to get paid quickly and in some cases without contact.
- How important is it to have access to a business banker you can trust?
If you’re new to business and to business banking, you most likely have a lot of questions. Take a little extra time to find a bank with business bankers who understand your business and your needs. The right banker can be a trusted advisor and an invaluable resource for your growth.
There may be a Chase solution that’s right for you
A complete solution for all your LLC needs
LLCs just starting out or with lower revenue streams and transaction volumes need an account that keeps their cash flow flowing. Chase Business Complete BankingSM checks all of these boxes. With Chase QuickAcceptSM built-in card acceptance, this account lets you take credit card payments anytime from anywhere in the United States using the Chase Mobile® app or browser and have money deposited into your account that same day.
Other features include access to 16,000 ATMs in the Lower 48 states and more than 4,700 branches, and the ability to issue customer refunds and track disputes and up to 20 deposits and withdrawals made with a teller and paper checks written on the account.
Business accounts that grow with you
As your business grows and adds employees, you’ll start to enjoy a higher volume of transactions and deposits. It’s important to find an account that offers higher limits on both — with no additional fees. Many midsize businesses benefit from the flexibility of being able to make up to 250 no-fee transactions per month and unlimited electronic deposits that comes with Chase Performance Business Checking®.
If your business is larger, with both high volume and revenue, you may need an account that offers even more freedom. For this reason, many large businesses are drawn to Chase Platinum Business CheckingSM. This account offers our greatest number of no-fee transactions — up to 500 per month, unlimited electronic deposits and incoming wires, and up to $25,000 monthly cash deposits per statement cycle at no additional charge.
For informational/educational purposes only: The views expressed in this article may differ from those of other employees and departments of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Views and strategies described may not be appropriate for everyone and are not intended as specific advice/recommendation for any individual. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but JPMorgan Chase & Co. or its affiliates and/or subsidiaries do not warrant its completeness or accuracy. You should carefully consider your needs and objectives before making any decisions and consult the appropriate professional(s). Outlooks and past performance are not guarantees of future results.
Chase Business Complete CheckingSM has a $15 Monthly Service Fee unless you fulfill at least one of the following qualifying activities: 1) Maintain a minimum daily balance of at least $2,000 in your account as of the beginning of each day of the statement period, 2) Spend at least $2,000 in purchases (minus returns or refunds) using your Chase Ink® Business Card(s) that shares a business legal name with the Chase Business Complete Checking account, using the most recently completed monthly card billing period(s), 3) Deposit at least $2,000 into your Chase Business Complete Checking account from Chase QuickAcceptSM transactions and/or transactions from eligible Chase Merchant Services products (net of chargebacks, refunds, or other adjustments) at least one business day prior to the last day of your Chase Business Complete Checking account statement period, or 4) Maintain a linked Chase Private Client CheckingSM account. Product terms are subject to change. Eligible Chase Merchant Services products include only those where the transaction history can be viewed through Chase Business Online, Chase Connect®, or J.P. Morgan Access®.
Chase QuickAccept is only available within the Chase Mobile® app on select mobile devices and is not available in U.S. territories or outside the U.S. Usage of QuickAccept is subject to eligibility and further review. Deposits are subject to limits, verification, fraud monitoring, and other restrictions. Message and data rates may apply.
Payments processed, approved, and completed by 5:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) / 8 PM Eastern Time (ET) are eligible for same-day deposits, 6 days a week, excluding Saturdays. In addition, all QuickAccept deposits are subject to the QuickAccept Terms of Service. Payments held for risk, fraud, or other review may not be eligible for same-day deposits. Payments processed, approved and completed by 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET, Sunday through Friday (including holidays), will be deposited into the business owner’s Chase business checking account that night. All payments processed, approved and completed by 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET on Saturdays will be deposited into the business owner’s Chase business checking account Sunday morning by 7:30 AM ET. There is no additional cost for same-day deposits, but standard rates and fees will apply for business checking and payment processing. Customers qualify for same-day deposits upon sign-up and depositing into a Chase business checking account. Same-day deposits are available in the U.S. only. Additional exclusions may apply.
You should carefully consider your needs and objectives before making any decisions, and consult the appropriate professional(s).
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