Chase Ink Business Cash Credit d Review – $500 Sign-up Bonus

The Chase Ink Business CashSM Card from Chase is a popular small business credit card that earns up to 5% cash back on select category purchases, has a healthy sign-up bonus, and doesn’t charge an annual fee. basically the cash back, no-annual-fee version of Chase Ink Business Preferred, which has a points-based rewards system and comes with a $95 annual fee.

Chase Ink Business Cash is great for small business owners who prefer to earn cash back on everyday purchases, such as office supplies, gas, and restaurant meals, rather than deal with a points-based rewards system. In fact, it has one of the best cash back rewards programs of any no-annual-fee business credit d on the market today. A 12-month 0% APR for purchases makes it a good d for financing -ticket purchases right out of the gate or transferring high-interest balances from other business credit ds, though the high (5%) balance transfer fee is cause for caution.

If you’re a freelancer or sole proprietor who doesn’t really think of yourself as a business owner, you can still qualify for Chase Ink Business Cash. Chase simply requires that the primary dholder be the owner or representative of an incorporated business, including a sole proprietorship, and affirm that the d is to be used exclusively for .

If you spend at least $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account, you get a $500 cash bonus that can be redeemed for a statement credit, bank account deposit, Ultimate Rewards merchandise purchase, travel purchase, or special experience, such as a cruise.

Ink Business Cash earns 5% cash back on office supply and telecommunications purchases (including cell phone, landline, Internet, and c TV), up to $25,000 per year; 2% cash back on station and restaurant purchases, up to $25,000 per year; and an un 1% cash back on all other purchases. After you hit the $25,000 annual limits, additional purchases in the 5% and 2% categories earn an un 1% cash back. Each “year” begins and ends on the anniversary date of your account opening.

You can redeem your accumulated cash back for statement credits, bank account deposits, gift cards, general merchandise purchases through Chase’s Ultimate Rewards shopping portal, travel purchases, and special experiences, such as cooking lessons and cruises.

You can apply for additional Ink Business Cash ds for authorized employees at no additional charge. Employee ds earn rewards at the same rate as primary ds.

Chase’s Ink app lets you track purchases in real-time, category-tag purchases for record-keeping purposes, change authorized dholder (employee) spending limits, analyze spending over time, and perform other useful functions from your mobile phone or tt. You can sign up for , real-time alerts that provide location, transaction, and balance information for every employee purchase.

Chase Checkout is a mobile point-of-sale system, similar to Square for Business, that allows you to accept credit d payments wherever there’s a wireless Internet or 4G broadband connection. Chase Checkout’s mobile version comes with mobile d swipers (dongles) that attach to your phone or tt. You do need to fill out a separate application for Chase Checkout, and additional payment processing fees apply (2.75% to 3.75% of the transaction amount, with a $25 monthly minimum).

This d has a 12-month, 0% APR promotion on purchases. There is no corresponding balance transfer promotion.

Once the introductory period ends, Ink Business Cash’s regular APR ranges from 15.24% to 21.24% vari, depending on prevailing interest rates and your personal creditworthiness. The cash advance APR is 26.99% vari from the day you open your account. There is no penalty APR.

Ink Business Cash doesn’t have an annual fee. However, foreign transactions cost 3% of the transaction amount, cash advances cost the greater of $15 or 5%, and balance transfers cost the greater of $5 or 5%.

Chase’s Purchase Protection plan provides up to $10,000 per item in damage and theft coverage, good toward replacements and repairs. The benefit lasts for 120 days from purchase and is capped at $50,000 per account.

Chase’s Extended Warranty Protection plan provides a complimentary 12-month warranty extension on all warranties with original terms of three or fewer years.

Chase Ink Business Cash requires excellent credit. Any not credit blemishes are likely to be disqualifying.

The Chase Ink Business CashSM Card is a great business financing option for small business owners, but not suit for everyone. Compared with some other business credit ds, Ink Business Cash’s spending caps are relatively low, meaning hard for heavy-spending business owners to maximize the d’s value. If you find yourself regularly exceeding the $25,000 annual spending limits in the 5% and 2% categories, consider upgrading to Chase Ink Business Preferred (which does come with a $95 annual fee) or another business rewards credit or charge d better suited to larger companies.

Conversely, Ink Business Cash is a good choice for business owners in the midst of downsizing or cutting back on their credit d use. However, since Ink Business Cash’s spend-$3,000-in-3-months sign-up bonus is hard for cash-strapped businesses to attain and the fee- employee d benefit is useless for business owners without multiple employees, not the ideal d for very small companies or scrappy sole proprietors.

The Chase Ink Business CashSM Card is a great cash back d choice for business owners that crave flexible reward redemptions, 0% APR on purchases for 12 months, rewards for everyday purchases (such as food and fuel), and fee- employee credit ds. Plus, Chase Checkout is useful for on-the-go business owners who sell in the field, such as food truck operators and art vendors.

No annual fee, flexible reward redemptions, and a great 0% APR purchase promotion are all standout features. The high sign-up bonus threshold, high balance transfer fee, relatively low 5% and 2% category spending caps, and high foreign transaction fees are all negatives.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit d issuer, airline, or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the bank, credit d issuer, airline, or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Categories: Chase, Credit and Debt, Credit Cards, Reviews, Small Business

Brian Martucci writes about frugal living, entrepreneurship, and innovative ideas. When he’s not interviewing small business owners or investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Money Crashers readers, he’s probably out exploring a new trail or sampling a novel cuisine. Find him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.

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