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

Best Banks in California

We reviewed national and local banks to find the best banks in California. Click to read which California banks are the most worthwhile for... Read More

Discover Bank Review: Cashback Checking and High-Rate Savings

Discover Bank is a better-than-average choice among online-only banks. Find out how the Discover Cashback Checking Account works and... Read More

What is an ACH Transfer?

If you've ever sent money to a friend online or by Venmo, or paid a bill online with your bank account, you've already made an Automated... Read More

What is ChexSystems and How Do I Deal With It?

If ChexSystems is preventing you from opening a new bank account, you can request a free copy of your deposit history to address the... Read More

The Difference Between Checking and Savings Accounts

Checking accounts work like a wallet for everyday spending while savings accounts protect your money for long-term goals. Find out more... Read More

Santander Bank Review: Easy Free Checking

We analyzed Santander Bank's fees and products to figure out who can benefit from accounts like Simply Right Checking. Read our review and... Read More

Capital One Bank Review: Best for Fee-Conscious and Online Customers

We reviewed both Capital One 360 online accounts and Capital One's traditional offerings to evaluate how well the bank combines digital... Read More

U.S. Bank Review: Accessible but Costly

We took a look at US Bank's personal bank products and how their rates and fees match up against options like Bank of America and Chase.... Read More

TD Bank Review: A Strong East Coast Option

Overall, TD Bank is best for consumers on the East Coast who value a bank with a large brick-and-mortar presence, as well as a variety of... Read More