Posted by William Charles on April 6, 2017
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Published on April 6th, 2017 | by William Charles


Do Chase In App Credit Card Offers By Pass 5/24?

Update: At least one reader was denied due to 5/24. Looks like this doesn’t bypass the rule.

Recently the Chase mobile app started displaying credit card offers in a banner at the top of the app (see image below). A lot of readers have been asking if this will by-pass the Chase 5/24 rule like in branch pre-approvals and website ‘selected offers for you’ do.


The short answer is that I don’t have any hard datapoints that suggest this does or doesn’t bypass the rule. I suspect it’ll be treated as a regular application and the rule will still apply for the following reasons:

If anybody does apply in app, please let us know if you were able to get around the rule or not in the comments below.

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Confirming that seeing this in ap does not mean you are pre-approved. I am over 5/24 and started seeing the banner for the CSP in ap (have CSR and other Chase cards). I called my private client banker and she checked to see if I am pre-approved. I am not and therefore I did not pursue the application.

for me it’s the same sheety offers i see on Chase website… only in-branch i get the good stuff.

No luck. It is just an advertisement.

Fwiw I got this notification for a CSP but wasn’t sure what it meant as far as preapproval, so I logged on to the desktop site and saw the same offer as a “selected for you”. Applied and approved instantly. Was at 8/24 at time of app. Bottom line if you get this, could be worth checking if you have a “selected for you” offer on the full site

I did the same thing and 7/24. On the application my APR was fixed.

I be wondering same for quite sometime now as i be seeing recently MY OFFERS(mobile)and selected for you(on desktop)
For chase slate , freedom unlimited and CSP(50K)
Am at exactly 5/24.
Is it worth it to apply through online or go to branch (no banking relationship barring one freedom cc)?

On related note , if have any questions or scenarios where to ask them (any specific thread for that?

If you have Offers for you on their website showing the green checkmark next to it, you should be able to bypass 5/24 for those cards. I recently had this at well over 5/24 and was approved for CSP and CFU immediately, both with substantial limits.

A bit off-topic, but related: i wish there was a way to force the new chase website to show so i can compare this in-app advert against the “selected for you” offers. I can only get the old website to load.

I believe if you have any business cards on the chase login you won’t be able to use the new interface

I am using both the business site and the personal site and as of this month they both show the new interface.

I have biz checking and biz credit card. They both show old interface.

I should also let people know that targeted emails as well as traditional mailers do not bypass 5/24 either (wasted a pull). Appears only in-branch pre-approvals are able to do so.

I don’t see any reason why the offers in the app would be different than the ones on the website. I actually see many technical reasons for it to NOT be different.

I dont see ANY offer on the public OFFERS FOR YOU page but see them in-app and within the chase login only .
Personally i always find the public offers quite generic

I’m at around 7/24 and was denied for my first card with Chase (UA Explorer 70k offer) about 3 weeks ago when I applied online via a dummy booking on I have CSR, CSP, Freedom, Checking, mortgage & auto loan. I’m wondering if I can go into a branch and ask for a pre-approval, apply, get approved and then request via SM to match to the superior online offer? Are there any DPs on this?

That will work, but the problem is you are unlikely to have a pre-approval in branch. If you are pre-approved, they generally will match a better offer with SM. But the odds of having a pre-approval, only in branch, especially if you didn’t 3 weeks ago are very low.

Thanks for answer @ Jason.

Update: I stopped by a local branch and the banker said I was not pre-approved for the UA Explorer card, but was showing offers for a few others. She explained that they cannot see pre-approval offers for co-branded cards or as of recently the CSR. She said I could still apply for the Explorer but I told her I’d think about it and possibly return at a later date. I tend to have more trust in DPs on FT/DOC/BA blogs versus what the banker told me (haha!). I was hoping to see a DP of someone that was declined for a co-branded card via online app, applied and approved via in branch application, and then matched via SM.

No personal experience, but I know a recent post that contradicts her statement – that they can show United Pre-Approvals in branch:

I was told today by banker that only 4 Chase Branded cards preapproval are given in bank (Freedom, FU, CSP and CSR).

I just checked and it gave me an offer for CSP. I already got a CSP 12 months ago. This is just an ad

I have a Freedom offer on the banner in the app. All three of my reports are frozen, so I assume it is marketing (at least in my case).

Betteridge’s law of headlines: “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

My “Selected For You” offer in the mobile app was Chase Business – Get a Virtual Terminal. Not what I was hoping for 🙂

I can confirm that this overrides 5/24. I am WAY over 5/24 but was approved for CSP last week when I applied via in app offers.

I can also confirm that if the offer appears under “Selected for you” it overrides the 5/24 rules. I am 9/24 and I was just approved for the CSP. Thanks Doc, I’d have waited until under 5/24 before applying if I hadn’t seen this post 🙂

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