Synchrony Bank is an online bank that issues credit cards and offers several products that pay some of the best rates. But if you’re looking for a checking account, you’ll want to consider other options such as Ally Bank or Capital One.
Synchrony consistently offers competitive rates on deposit products.
Synchrony doesn’t require minimum balances for its savings accounts, money market accounts and CDs.
Synchrony Bank has no branches. Customers needing assistance can contact a representative via the mobile banking app, online chat service or phone. Synchrony charges no ATM fees, though fees imposed by the ATM owner/operator may still apply. And as mentioned above, Synchrony will refund domestic ATM fees up to $5 a month.
The mobile banking app has earned positive ratings in Apple and Google app stores.
About Synchrony Bank
Synchrony Bank is based in Stamford, Connecticut. Until 2014, Synchrony Bank was known as GE Capital Retail Bank, an extension of General Electric.
Synchrony offers certificates of deposit as well as savings and money market accounts, but no checking accounts. A number of credit cards, including those offered by Amazon.com, Lowe’s and Walgreens, are issued by Synchrony Bank. Synchrony is the biggest issuer of private label credit cards in the U.S, according to Synchrony’s website.