Guiding you through life’s financial journey
Bankrate’s product comparison tools, calculators and educational content help over 100 million consumers make smarter financial decisions each year. No matter where you are in your financial journey, Bankrate can help you reach your goals.
We connect nearly 3 million consumers with new financial institutions annually. How do we do it? We make it easy to compare rates on mortgages, personal loans, savings accounts, CDs, credit cards and other financial products. We can even pinpoint your best prequalified offers in seconds and provide next steps to help you capitalize on them — all while protecting your privacy, personal information and credit score.
Financial tools built to educate
Bankrate also offers more than 200 financial calculators to help you easily estimate your monthly mortgage payments, manage your monthly budget, build a retirement plan and much more. And you can get insider access to our best financial tools and content when you sign up for a free Bankrate account. With our suite of personal finance tools, you can connect your bank, credit card and loan accounts to monitor all of your savings and debts in one convenient place.
The trusted name in personal finance since 1976
Bankrate was founded in 1976 as Bank Rate Monitor, a print publisher for the banking industry. Our experience has fueled our reputation as the premier financial authority. When you visit Bankrate.com, the reviews, guides and educational content have been developed by leading personal finance experts. You can read more about our experts’ backgrounds and email questions to them on our team biography pages. Here are just a few of the outlets we’ve been featured in: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC, USA Today and Bloomberg and many more.
How we make money and our editorial guidelines
Bankrate’s award-winning editorial team writes on behalf of YOU — the reader. Our team of editors and reporters are dedicated to creating honest and accurate content to help you along your financial journey. We follow strict guidelines to ensure that our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers. Bankrate may be compensated in exchange for placement of sponsored products and services, or by you clicking on certain links posted on our site. This compensation may impact how, where and in what order products appear within listing categories, but it does not influence our reviews, recommendations or advice.
Our promises to you: We’ll never run hard credit checks or require your Social Security number to get a quote. We’ll only share your info with institutions you choose to hear from. And we’ll protect your information — we safeguard your info using 256-bit encryption, the same technology used by many banks.
When your financial journey leads to a fork in the road, you can depend on Bankrate to help you choose the right path.