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

Simple Bank Review: Best for Low Fees and High-Yield Checking

We reviewed Simple's online checking account to determine if it's a good option compared to traditional banks like Chase and online... Read More

Wells Fargo Review: Should You Open an Account?

We reviewed Wells Fargo to find out how it compares to other banks like Chase and Bank of America. Read more about the fees and rates on... Read More

Bank of America Review: Average, but Accessible

We reviewed Bank of America to find out how it compares to other banks like Chase and Wells Fargo. Read more about the fees and rates on... Read More

Best Banks in the U.S.

The "best" bank will be different for everyone, but we've done the research to get you started. Find out our top bank picks for checking,... Read More

Average U.S. Checking Account Balance: A Demographic Breakdown

We analyzed data on the average amount Americans hold in their transaction accounts, with a focus on the differences we found among people... Read More

When Should You Get Your Child a Bank Account?

Teaching your child how to manage money is critical to ensuring future economic success. Opening a bank account in your child's name is the... Read More

Banks vs Credit Unions: The Differences That Matter to You

Choosing between a bank vs a credit union can be difficult. It’s not obvious what the differences between the two are. We boiled down the... Read More

Chase Liquid: Is It A Good Prepaid Card?

is Chase Bank's version of the prepaid debit card. Check here to see how Chase Liquid's fees and benefits compare to those of its... Read More

Chase QuickPay: Free and Convenient for Basic Transfers

Chase QuickPay is Chase Bank's version of the clearXchange P2P payment service. Find out how it measures up to other apps like Venmo and... Read More