On the conclusion of a 13 month long process, Chase has announced that it has completed the integration of 822 branches of Washington Mutual, the bank that it acquired last September, into its computer systems.  wamu_bank_iconThis means that the complete JP Morgan Chase banking system now can provide its customers access at over 5,100 branches and 15,000 ATMs.

Easing the Transition

The newly acquired branches, in California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado, bring with them 11.6 million accounts totaling $63.6 billion in deposits. In order to ensure that the new branches are consistent in their operations and offer the same quality customer service as other Chase branches, the Bank sent over 3,800 employees to work alongside the existing staff, as well as provided 1,000 hours of training on the new system.

This conversion is the third in a series that Chase has undergone in the last year, which have converted the WaMu branches in 11 other states to the same system, as well as 20 million credit card accounts.

Learning from Others Mistakes

So far, Chase has done well to avoid the problems faced by TD Bank last month when it attempted to do a similar conversion of its newly acquired TD Banknorth branches into the full TD system. This could be due to the fact that, seeing the problems and customer outrage this caused for TD, Chase decided that a three step conversion would allow them to iron out any kinks that could arise from trying to do a systems integration of this type.

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  • pinklaptop02

    That's cool. Tough transition at first but things should be easier going forward.

    Chase Credit Card Customer Service

  • Kim

    I’ve been robbed blind by my husband, I
    never use to look at my statements, cause he handled the accounting
    issues. I sorted out my old statements and saw what was happening, I
    told him about it and wanted answers for all, he said when I have time
    we will do it, at the meantime I am busy going back and forth to the
    because my father very sick was going to die, and finally passed, now
    that I have time, I went looking for the statement and he threw them
    away, I need to find out where to get them, please help me. 

    • You’ll need to contact Chase.Good luck.