Welcome to the Information Website for the Richards v. Chime Financial Settlement

If You Were a Chime Financial, Inc. Account holder Between October 16, 2019, and October 19, 2019, a Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights.


Update November 19, 2021:

The Class Action Settlement Agreement is now final. If you were a Settlement Class Member who submitted a valid Claim, please note that individual payments were mailed or deposited to Chime accounts on November 19, 2021.

For those Settlement Class Members who submitted a Tier 2 claim, and who received a different amount of money than they claimed, please note that as explained in the terms of the Settlement Agreement, you are receiving a different amount of money because the Settlement Administrator could not substantiate the amount you claimed based on the documentation you provided. Your claims were either paid at the amount claimed that was substantiated or were treated as Tier 1 claims, and paid at that amount. The evaluation of each of the claims was done by the Settlement Administrator, not by Defendants or their counsel or the Class Representatives or their counsel. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Settlement Administrator. Information for doing so is available on the “Contact" page of this website.

Please also note that if you elected to have your settlement payment deposited directly into your Chime account, and your Chime account has since been closed, a check will be mailed to the address you provided on the Claim Form. This may delay your payment.


A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning certain Chime Financial, Inc. (“Chime”) deposit accounts, and the intermittent disruption in service that some accountholders experienced for portions of a period of time between October 16, 2019, and October 19, 2019. The lawsuit is called Richards, et al, v. Chime Financial, Inc., Case No. 4:19-cv-06864 (N.D. Cal.). The lawsuit alleges that some holders of Chime deposit accounts experienced an intermittent disruption in service for portions of the period of time between October 16, 2019, and October 19, 2019 (the “Service Disruption”). The Defendants in the lawsuit are Chime Financial, Inc. (“Chime”), The Bancorp Inc. (“Bancorp”), and Galileo Financial Technologies LLC (formerly known as Galileo Technologies, Inc.) (“Galileo”) (and collectively “Defendants”). Defendants in the lawsuit denied that they were or could be held liable for the claims made in the lawsuit. The Settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit.

Defendants have agreed to pay, the cost of notice and administration of the Settlement, and Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and expenses.

The Settlement offers payments to Settlement Class Members who filed valid Claims.

Your legal rights are affected whether you acted or did not act. Please read this website carefully.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form
By February 15, 2021
Settlement Class Members were required to file a claim by this deadline in order to receive a payment for losses suffered as a result of the Service Disruption.
Exclude Yourself
By February 1, 2021
If you excluded yourself by this deadline, you will receive no payment but will retain any rights you currently have with respect to Defendants and the issues in this case.
Object
By February 1, 2021
The deadline to write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement was February 1, 2021.
Go to a Hearing
April 29, 2021
The deadline to ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement was April 29, 2021.
Do Nothing You did not receive a payment and gave up your right to sue Defendants about the Claims in this case if you failed to timely submit a completed Claim Form. You also remain in the Class and are subject to the release.