Banking

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)
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

Best Banks in San Diego 2019

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

Best Banks in Las Vegas 2019

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

Best Banks in Hawaii 2019

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

Best Banks in Seattle 2019

We've looked at dozens of different banks in Seattle to find the best accounts for you, so you don't have to. Click to read which Seattle... Read More

Best Banks in Minnesota 2019

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

Best Banks in Maryland 2019

Searching for a bank account can be tedious and time-consuming. For Maryland residents, we've narrowed it down to the the five best banks... Read More

Best Banks in Boston 2019

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

History of CFPB Penalties: Putting Wells Fargo’s $1 Billion Fine in Context

Find out how the latest news of a $1 billion fine for Wells Fargo fits in the greater context of the CFPB. Read More

Beam Bank Review: What Does it Offer?

Beam is a fintech startup that's rolling out online deposit accounts with rates between 2% and 4% APY—many times higher than the interest... Read More