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Bank Reviews

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The Ascent Staff
By: The Ascent Staff

Our Banking Experts

Many or all of the products here are from our partners that compensate us. It’s how we make money. But our editorial integrity ensures our experts’ opinions aren’t influenced by compensation. Terms may apply to offers listed on this page. APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Looking for the perfect bank account? You're not alone -- and you're in the right place. Below, you'll find links to our top bank reviews. Our experts have reviewed a wide range of banks and bank accounts, from the online bank you heard about on a podcast to the brick-and-mortar bank you pass every day.

Bank reviews, credit union reviews, and financial institution reviews

From small local and regional banks to online-only banks and credit unions, our experts cover financial account issuers of all types, including:

Checking account reviews

Whether you're looking for a checking account with no fees, one that offers rewards on your spending, or an account with free and easy access to your money, our best checking account reviews can help.

Great for high APY (annual percentage yield)

Great for high APY and ATMs

Great for high APY and budgeting tools

Great for no monthly maintenance fees

Great for cash back

Great for cash back and ATMs

Great for ATMs and no foreign transaction fees

Great for ATMs and waived fees

Great for large balances

Great for travelers

Savings account reviews

CD account reviews

Certificates of deposit (CDs) offer a higher rate on your savings in exchange for agreeing to leave your funds deposited for a certain period of time. CDs are available in both short and longer terms, but you'll generally earn the best CD rates from top issuers with terms of five years or more.

Money market account reviews

Combining some features of checking and savings accounts, the best money market accounts offer higher APYs than what you'll see from a savings account, while still giving you easy access to your money.

Great for high APY and no monthly fees

Our Banking Experts