This is typically a code used by Chase Bank (possibly others) indicating that they are pending a credit to your account. The credit amount associated with the “HOLD REL MEM CR” status is usually associated with recent a large deposit. The financial institution needs more time to communicate with the paying bank to collect the funds and deposit into your account.

They also usually allow a (small) portion of the funds to be immediately available.

If you use Chase Bank and want more details, call their Deposit Hold Team at 1-877-691-808 (Press Option 1).

But What does “HOLD REL MEM CR” mean?

It’s a temporary hold on your deposited funds that stands for “hold relinquished member credit”

APR vs. APY Calculator Simple Explanation

In very general terms, I always knew the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) were essentially the same, but there must be some difference. I finally decided to do some research and discovered the below.

Definition Annual Percentage Rate Annual Percentage Yield
Main Difference The annual cost of borrowing money that includes fees The rate at which your deposit account can earn money
Account Types
  • Credit Cards
  • Mortgages
  • Savings Account
  • Certificates of Deposit
Formula APR = ( ( ( ( Fees + Interest Paid over Life of Loan ) / Loan Amount ) / Number of Days in Loan Term ) * 365 ) * 100
APY = ( 1 + (r/n) )^n – 1
r = annual interest rate
n = the number of times interest compounds per year

Balance $
APR (%)  
Days in Month  
Days in Year  
Interest Per Day $
Interest Per Month $
Interest Per Year $
Balance $
APY (%)  
How much you gain depends on how often the amount compounds
Below you’ll see how much you’ll get at the end of a year (assuming 365 days in a year)
Balance Compounded Daily $
Balance Compounded Monthly $
Balance Compounded Annually $

How to Activate Chase Quick Deposit for iPhone

As a follow up to my article, “Chase Quick Deposit on their iPhone App“, I wanted to walk people through the steps on how to activate your Chase Quick Deposit feature. Here are the seven (7) easy steps:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Chase app.
  2. Press the “Deposits” button.
  3. A welcome screen appears.
  4. Press the “Sign Up Now” button.
  5. A Service Activation notice will appear.
  6. If you agree to the terms then press “Yes, I agree“.
  7. Lastly, a message will appear stating you have successfully enrolled.

Visual Walk Through of the Chase Quick Deposit activation:

Chase Quick Deposit on their iPhone App

Follow this link to find detailed steps on How to Activate Chase Quick Deposit for iPhone.

After my iPhone App updates are completed, I like to go into each newly updated app and figure out how they were “improved”. From my earlier experiences, it usually just turns out the apps now contained more advertising.

However, when I opened up the new Chase iPhone App, I noticed a new icon on the bottom navigation marked as “Deposits”. Initially I thought, what a useless add-on. What? It’s going to tell me what my recent deposits were? I mean, sure, I guess some people would find it useful. So I just pressed the new icon and was blown away.

This wasn’t a feature that tells you what your most recent deposits were, it’s a feature that actually allows you TO MAKE DEPOSITS! I was completely blown away. Is this for real? I haven’t used it myself yet, but it seems like you simply need to take a photo of the front and back (ensure you sign it too) of the check(s) you’re depositing (up to a total of $1000 per day or $3,000 a week), press a couple of buttons, and you’re all set. I believe I have a $50 check laying around here somewhere and I’ll follow up with how smoothly or rough everything goes.

On another note, the Chase iPhone App has also activated a new feature called Person-to-Person QuickPay. Once you activate this feature through a regular computer, you can then have the option of sending/request payments to/from anyone by simply entering their E-mail address. Similar to how PayPal does it’s payments. That’s pretty awesome.

I’m amazed by the innovation that Chase has brought into the playing field of financial services and I’m sure it’s hard for people not to be impressed. Understandably, there are concerns of authenticity and validation of each check being deposited, but I’m sure Chase will address those security concerns.

Update (2010-07-05) Just completed my first Chase Quick Deposit and everything went pretty smoothly, even while using EDGE. I personally chose to retake the photos a couple of times, just to make sure my first deposit goes well. If any hiccups occur, I’ll be sure to update this post.