Banking

Trying to pick a bank account is a bit more complicated than your typical shopping decision—so we've read through the fine print for you. These articles present the results of our research in clear and simple language.

Best Savings Account Rates

Because everyone has slightly different needs, we always present a range of options in each area. The following deposit accounts offer the highest interest rates available.

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Best Checking Accounts

From buying coffee to paying rent, we depend on checking accounts to cover all kinds of expenses. We've sorted through fees, rules and rates to help you determine which one makes sense for your situation.

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Banking Statistics: Rates and Balances

We've used government surveys and other data to explore the history of the average interest rate and balance for each kind of bank account in the U.S.

Understanding Bank Accounts and Fees

Deposit accounts come with all sorts of jargon in their contracts. These articles should help you understand what goes on with different account types, bank fees and withdrawal limits.

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Average Bank Interest Rates: Checking, Savings and Money Market Rates

Find out what the different interest rates are across America’s biggest banks. We compared average bank interest rates across various... Read More

Average Money Market Account Interest Rates

Money market accounts typically offer higher interest rates on your balance than standard savings accounts. We reviewed the average money... Read More

Average U.S. Savings Account Balance: A Demographic Breakdown

American households with savings accounts have a median balance of $5,300 and an average balance of $41,600, according to analysis of data... Read More

The 9 Best Savings Accounts

A good savings account should earn high yields, provide easy access to cash and keep your money safe. Here are our top picks for the best... Read More

Joint Bank Account Rules: How Do They Work?

Joint bank accounts can be convenient for managing your household finances, but they require a lot of trust—and also tend to complicate the... Read More

Consumer Banking: Statistics and Trends

To understand the current landscape of consumer banking, we examined data from a variety of sources on topics ranging from banking... Read More

What's the Difference Between an FSA and HSA?

Flexible spending accounts are owned by an employer and are less flexible in comparison to health savings accounts, which are controlled by... Read More

What is a Stop Payment?: How They Work and What it Costs

Stop payment orders allow you to request a hold on personal checks or automatic debits that haven't been processed yet. Learn when you... Read More

How Do You Dispute a Debit Card Charge?

Disputing a debit charge on your bank account can be a lengthy and bureaucratic process. Find out how to make sure your bank follows... Read More

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