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Checking Fees 2016

See checking fees in your city

Checking fees are at record highs, according to our yearly survey of the 25 top U.S. markets.

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Bankrate's No. 1 may seem obvious, but you'd never guess some of the other top cities. Read more

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Why compound interest is cool

Your interest earns interest and helps fatten up your savings. Here's how it works.Read more

How to complain about your bank

If you think your bank or credit union made a mistake, these agencies offer assistance.Read more

Risks, rewards and corporate bonds

Learn how to read the bond grades that indicate how much risk you'll be taking on.Read more

Treasury securities a safe choice

These government-backed investments offer a risk-free way to save.Read more


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The payoff of high-yield checking

High-yield checking accounts earn outsize interest, usually from smaller institutions.

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Zelle is the big banks’ answer to Venmo

A consortium of 19 banks and credit unions has formed a new payments network that will allow consumers and businesses to transfer money instantly using their existing banking apps.  ... Read more

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