Checking account

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.


Checking Basics

Handling complaints with your bank

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

Checking Blog

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Money problems may signal dementia

When a person can't reliably do basic equations in his or her head -- such as counting change, it can be a warning sign of dementia. ... Read more


Checking Fees 2016

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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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2016 high-yield checking survey

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

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