Here's a message that I received from CommissionSoup yesterday regarding the Chase affiliate program:
Due to current market conditions, Chase will be pausing the affiliate program indefinitely.
Unfortunately at this time, we have to request that you remove all Chase links and creative no later than Monday, November 24th. Please note that no additional commissions will be paid beyond December 1st, 2008.
Chase is hoping that future credit strategies will enable them to re-enter the channel more fully in 2009.
Thank you for your partnership, support and understanding.
Now there's a reminder that affiliates who are solidly entrenched in the credit card sector of the financial niche need to stay abreast of market conditions and perhaps broaden their scope to include other financial products, i.e. insurance or credit reports & repair.