"Cheese is a good rewards checking account for immigrants, Asian Americans, and people who want to support Asian American communities."
Get up to 10% cash back¹ at 10K+ stores and Asian-owned businesses and restaurants.
No clicks, no activation, straight cash, all automatic.
Let’s say you pay $50,000 in school tuition. With the Cheese Card, you’d get $250 cash back!
Whenever you refer a friend, you’ll both get a 3% deposit bonus.²
Each new user means we give back more to the causes that need it most.
Start building your credit score with Cheese from day one. It’s the easiest way to start improving your credit score.undefined
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Islander (AAPI) Heritage month, Cheese is currently offering 5% cash back on selected Asian-owned restaurants to help the communities and reward our users.See the Story in the News >
"I didn’t know much about banking in the US. With no credit history, I didn’t think I had any good options. I was so surprised when I heard Cheese is designed for us, and offers benefits that I never thought I could get!"
Tracy - International Student at USC
"In order to control my budget, I choose to only use debit cards after paying off all my credit card debt. It's the caviar on top that Cheese is a debit card but with credit card benefits. Plus, it’s nice to earn high deposit bonus on my account!"
Zack - Surfer from San Diego, CA
"I moved to the US not long ago and it’s been such a struggle to get a credit card. I’ve been turned down again and again. So, I joined the Cheese waitlist as soon as I saw the card offers premium account benefits for immigrants."
Vida - Moved to US from Philippines
¹CHEESE OFFERS A BASIC 0.25% CASH BACK ON ALL ELIGIBLE PURCHASES WITH A DAILY $10 TOTAL REWARD CAP. IN CERTAIN CASES, CHEESE MAY PARTNER WITH SELECTED VENDORS TO OFFER ADDITIONAL CASH BACK REWARDS ON ELIGIBLE PURCHASES FOR UP TO 10%. PLEASE REFER TO CHEESE’S MOBILE APPLICATION FOR A COMPLETED LIST OF PARTICIPATING VENDORS AND CURRENT CASH BACK INCENTIVES. ADDITIONAL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE CHEESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AGREEMENT.
²CURRENTLY, CHEESE OFFERS A BASIC 0.3% (ANNUAL RATE) SIMPLE DEPOSIT BONUS. EACH USER IS ELIGIBLE FOR A BONUS EQUAL TO 0.3% (ANNUAL RATE) OF THEIR DAILY BALANCE. THERE IS NO MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIRED TO EARN THIS BONUS, AND IT IS CREDITED TO THE USER’S CHEESE ACCOUNT ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH. THE EXACT SIMPLE CALCULATION OF THIS DEPOSIT BONUS IS YOUR DAILY BALANCE IN THE CHEESE ACCOUNT X 0.3% / 365. ADDITIONAL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE CHEESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AGREEMENT.
³Traditional Banks On Average Have An Interest Rate Of 0.06% For Checking Accounts. Data Provided By VALUE PENGUIN.
⁴Early Direct Deposit May Post Up To 2 Days Earlier Than The Scheduled Payment Date. Early Direct Deposit Of A Paycheck Depends On Factors Such As The Timing Of The Payer’s Deposit Transmission, And The Type Of Payer Transmitting The Deposit. Additional Terms, Conditions, And Exclusions Apply And Can Be Found In The Cheese TERMS AND CONDITIONS AGREEMENT.
⁵For more information regarding Mastercard’s Zero Liability Protection, Please visit MASTERCARD BENEFITS.
⁶On Average, Banks Charge $329 Fees Per Account Per Year. Based On BANK FEE FINDER 2017 REPORT. The Full Report Could Be Accessed HERE.