Banking

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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)
DCU Primary Savings5.12%
Dollarsavings Direct Dollar Savings1.40%
CIT High Yield Savings1.30%

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 rest...

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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

Questions You Should Ask Before Opening a Bank Account

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Chime Bank Review: Just the Basics

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Paypal Customers Can Now Deposit and Withdraw Money at Walmart Stores

If you have a PayPal account, adding or withdrawing from your balance will now be as easy as a trip to Walmart. Read More

Best Bank Account Bonuses for October 2019

If you're looking to switch banks, you can probably add a few hundred dollars to your new balance by finding a new customer bonus. We... Read More

Best CD Rates for October 2019

As interest rates rise in general, banks are raising their rates on certificates of deposit (CDs) for the first time in years. Find out... Read More

HSBC Bank Review

HSBC Bank has great features for banking while abroad, but its limited branch and ATM coverage in the U.S. poses a challenge for domestic... Read More

Best Banks in Dallas 2019

As one of America's largest cities with many banks, finding the right bank in Dallas may be difficult. We looked through dozens of account... Read More

Best Banks in Pittsburgh 2019

With so many banks and accounts to choose from, it may be difficult to choose the best checking or savings account for you. We have... Read More