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Want to learn the ins and outs of checking accounts? Let Bankrate be your go-to for all things checking. From our annual checking account survey on fees, ATM surcharges and overdraft penalties to trends in the banking and checking industry, we've got you covered.

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Checking Basics

Deposits, ATM-style

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

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Walmart wants to be your bank

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you? ... Read more

Checking Account Fees Surge

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Overdraft, ATM fees at new highs

Our survey shows checking fees are rising. How much more are you paying?

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