The best banks for checking accounts

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You’re not alone if opening a new checking account seems worse than cleaning out your garage or a trip to the dentist for a root canal. Choosing a new account, redirecting your direct deposits and changing your automatic bill payment options takes time and a lot of patience. But it’s a task that must be done, particularly if your existing account isn’t the best fit for your current lifestyle. Bankrate ranked the best banks in America and from among those institutions selected the best checking accounts. Consider whether any of the options listed is worth opening and find out how to seamlessly make the switch.