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.

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.

Bank Reviews

With more banking choices available than ever before, how do you go about deciding on the best one? Get started with our in-depth reviews of the most popular banks.

Banking 101

If you're still stumped, or if you need more general information about banking, chances are you'll find the answers in one of these articles.

Banking News

What Do You Need to Open a Checking Account?

No matter which bank you decide to go with, you’ll have to provide verifiable identification to open a new checking account. Read More

Average Bank Interest Rates in 2021: 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 Rates 2021

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

Best Second Chance Checking Accounts

If you have problems getting approved for a bank account because of issues with ChexSystems or your credit, second chance checking offers... Read More

Barclays Bank Review: Competitive Savings and CD Rates

We reviewed the interest rates and policies at Barclays Bank and stacked them against other banking options. Click to determine whether its... Read More

The Best Business Checking Accounts in March 2021

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Chase Total Checking Review: Strong Option for Everyday Banking Needs

Chase Total Checking is the basic checking account option available at Chase Bank. Total Checking offers a strong combination of online... Read More

Average U.S. Savings Account Balance 2021: A Demographic Breakdown

American households with savings accounts have a median balance of $5,300 and an average balance of $41,700, according to analysis of data... Read More

The Best Free Checking Accounts of September 2021

We compare the best free checking accounts based on monthly fees, interest rates, and access options. Check out our reviews on the best... Read More

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