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.

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Checking Basics

What is ChexSystems?

Wind up on this company's radar and you may find it difficult to open a bank account.

Checking Blog

Laura Dixon

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

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Checking Fees 2016

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Survey: Bank ATM fees keep rising

Most checking account costs are climbing, but our survey finds some good news, too.

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2016 high-yield checking survey

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

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