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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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 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 $450 Reason to Avoid Overdraft Coverage

Overdrafting on your checking account can result in more than one fee. Here are the fees you should look out for when you overdraw your... Read More

7 Ways to Safeguard Your Other Money Accounts After the Equifax Breach

A credit freeze won't protect your bank and investment accounts after the Equifax breach. Here's how to safeguard your other financial... Read More

Apps That Promise to Manage, Not Just Track, Your Money

There are various financial apps available for iPhones and Androids nowadays. However, there are a couple of newcomers to the market that... Read More

Compare Interest Bearing Accounts

We collect rates from banks across the US to find today's highest yields on savings and money market accounts. Open the best account... Read More