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

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Using Zelle to send and receive money is easy if your bank account is with a Zelle partner, but it requires additional effort if you bank... Read More

What is a Bank Routing Number and Where is it Found?

Bank Routing Numbers come in many formats including ABA, ACH, SWIFT and IBAN numbers. Click here to find a comprehensive list of routing... Read More

What is the NCUA? What Does it Do?

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regulates and insures all federal and most state-chartered credit unions in the United... Read More

Best Banks in Virginia

In Virginia, getting free checking and reasonable savings account rates requires a good look at dozens of banks. We analyzed banks and... Read More

FDIC Definition: What is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation?

The FDIC is an independent agency of the U.S. government which insures bank accounts, regulates financial institutions and resolves failed... Read More

Best Places To Cash A Check, If You Don’t Have A Bank

For many Americans, cashing a check is easy and free. Simply walk into a branch or upload a picture of the check, and your bank will... Read More

Where to Exchange Currency at the Best Rates

You can exchange U.S. dollars for foreign currency at a range of outlets both in the country you visit and here at home. It’s wise, however... Read More

Where to Cash a Check Without a Bank Account

Cashing checks without having a bank account can be tricky. Here's where you can go and how much you'll pay in fees. Read More

The Hits And Misses Of Mobile Banking

Mobile banking is fast becoming standard—much like the ATM. Nine in 10 banks and credit unions recently surveyed by the Federal Reserve... Read More