A Moment in Bank History
Steve Hirsch: The Birth of chase.com
It was 1994. I was responsible for Chase's Electronic Banking (EB) unit. The era of online banking was just beginning, and we were looking at ways to link our customers to the bank via personal computers. The idea of a website was in its infancy.
A New Series
Do you have a story about something you did at Chase (or Chemical, Manufacturers Hanover or the other heritage banks) that helped change the way business was -- and is -- done? Do you want that bit of bank history preserved? Contact Andrea Axelrod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From Ken Jablon: ...and chasealumni.org is registered and used by the Chase High School Alumni Association in Kansas. That's why we're chasealum.org.
Editor's Note: Myles Trachenberg said that he also worked on this project. He negotiated the $50,000 payment to Chase Electric, electricians who owned the web address, to obtain the URL chase.com for the Chase Manhattan Bank.