Bank accounts are the foundation of your financial life. Lay the groundwork for peace of mind with our guides and reviews.

What We Can Do for You

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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AccountInterest Rate (APY)
Synchrony High Yield Savings1.05%
Barclays Dream Account1.05%
Ally Online Savings Account1.00%

Our Top Picks

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.

Meanwhile, a good savings account should come with a strong interest rate and low monthly fees. Here's a list of the best savings options we've found.

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.

2016 Analysis of Regulatory Violations & Consumer Complaints

With the news of mass customer exploitation by Wells Fargo, we evaluated consumer complaints and regulatory violations to see how the...

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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

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Best Student Savings Accounts 2017

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Best Rewards Checking Accounts 2017

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Best Banks for International Travel 2017

The best banks for international travel don't charge any ATM fees or foreign debit fees, and operate ATMs and branches in dozens of... Read More

The Best Military Banks and Credit Unions 2017

The best military banks and credit unions offer exclusive rates and benefits to service members. Click to compare checking and savings... Read More

Best Banks in Georgia 2017

We studied account offerings at the biggest banks in Georgia to find the best deals for a variety of consumers. Click to read our... Read More

Best Banks in Michigan 2017

We analyzed rates, fees and policies at Michigan's biggest banks to find out which ones offer the best home for your money. Click to read... Read More

Best Savings Accounts for Kids 2017

The best savings accounts for children combine strong interest rates with kid-friendly features that help teach good habits. Click here... Read More

The Best National Banks in America, 2017

National banks offer plenty of ATMs and branches for convenient access, as well as a wide range of financial products. We compared over a... Read More