Chase is the subsidiary that handles the consumer and commercial banking of the multinational JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
Chase was founded in 1799 as The Manhattan Company. In 1955, the Bank of Manhattan company merged with Chase National Bank to become Chase Manhattan Bank.
In 2004, they merged with the Bank One Corporation and changed their headquarters to Chicago. In 2008, Chase acquired most of the assets of Washington Mutual.
JPMorgan Chase, through its subsidiary Chase, is one of the Big Four banks in the United States, along with Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo.
Today Chase is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking operations of the multinational bank JPMorgan Chase. Chase has more than 5,000 bank branches, 16,000 ATMs, and has 265,000 employees in 85 countries.