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

Compare Money Market Accounts

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Compare Savings Accounts

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Compare Checking Accounts

Our comparison tool helps you find free checking accounts and banks with the lowest fees in the country. Open an account that works best... Read More

4 Moves to Get Your Finances In Order After a Natural Disaster

Regaining financial security after a natural disaster can provide peace of mind and ultimately, hasten a full recovery. Here are four money... Read More

3 Apps That Help You Save Smartly

Looking to save smartly, but don't have a savings account? These three apps can help you mindlessly save without opening your own savings... Read More

3 ATM Fees To Know About Abroad, And How To Minimize Them

Credit card usage has risen around the globe, and you can—and should—favor paying by credit card for as many purchases as you can if you’re... Read More

What is a Prepaid Debit Card?

Learn what prepaid debit cards are, how they work, and who should use them in our step-by-step guide. Read More

How To Manage Your Money When You’re New To The U.S.

As an international visitor, navigating everyday transactions like making online purchases, depositing money and receiving funds from... Read More

Thanks Janet Yellen: Fed Rate Hike Helps More Than Hurts Americans

Americans will earn more money on their savings than they'll pay through higher interest rates on credit cards and home lines of credit... Read More