Most bank accounts pay pretty paltry interest rates, but you can still find some safe places to store your cash that offer a decent return.
Bankrate’s 2016 high-yield checking survey found 21 accounts from banks, thrifts and credit unions throughout the United States that pay at least 2% APY. Some accounts offer significantly higher yields.
But while you can grab more interest, you’ll need to watch out for restrictions — like balance caps — and requirements that make these accounts more than just passive investments.
Here are the 7 top-paying high-yield checking accounts from our survey.