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Deposits, ATM-style

Explore the rarely visited realm of ATM use: deposits! Learn what you need to know here.

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Checking Fees Rise

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2015 Bankrate Checking Survey

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

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2016 high-yield checking survey

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

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