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

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Best Banks in South Carolina 2019

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Debit Card Usage Declines as Consumers Turn to Credit Cards and Digital Payments

A look at consumer payment data reveals that the number of debit card users is declining across the country as a growing number of... Read More

Best Banks in Oregon 2019

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

Best Banks in Tennessee 2019

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

Best Banks in New York State 2019

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

Best Banks in Oklahoma 2019

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