Chime's pilot involved getting payments to 1,000 customers to get the payments Thursday using a feature called SpotMe that typically allows members to go negative in their accounts without incurring fees.
“We think the aggressive action taken by the government is awesome, and we applaud it, but consumers need faster access to that money to pay their bills,” Britt said in a telephone interview. “We’re putting real dollars on the line, without interest rates or guarantees. We’d love to give it to more people. If we had greater certainty that the payments will hit our accounts, we’d do it.”