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

Regulation D Explained: How it Impacts Your Withdrawal Limits

Chances are pretty good that you have a savings account where you salt away funds for long-term goals. You’re probably familiar with the... 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

How to Handle a Bank Error

Finding an error on your bank statement can cause worry, anger, and doubt in equal amounts. We walk through the steps you need to take in... 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

Best Banks in Arkansas

We've looked at dozens of different banks in Arkansas to find the best accounts for you. Click to read which banks are the most worthwhile... Read More

Questions You Should Ask Before Opening a Bank Account

Although opening a new bank account is easier than ever, consumers should still do their own research as part of the process. We go over... Read More

Chime Bank Review: Just the Basics

Chime is a digital banking app that gives you access to free checking and savings accounts you can control through your smartphone. Read... 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

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