Best high-yield savings accounts for February 2024
Updated February 26, 2024
High-yield savings accounts can be a great place to put money that you’re saving and want to earn a competitive APY on, but you aren’t sure on the time horizon for the money. Bankrate’s top high-yield savings offers pay much higher APYs than the national average yield of 0.59 percent.
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The following accounts can be found at most banks and credit unions. They’re federally insured for up to $250,000 and offer a safe place to put your money while earning interest.
Certificate of Deposit (CD)
CDs are best for individuals looking for a guaranteed rate of return that’s typically higher than a savings account. In exchange for a higher rate, funds are tied up for a set period of time and early withdrawal penalties may apply.
Checking accounts are best for individuals who want to keep their money safe while still having easy, day-to-day access to their funds. ATM and other transactional fees may apply.
Savings / Money Market Accounts (MMA)
Savings and MMAs are good options for individuals looking to save for shorter-term goals. They’re a safe way to separate your savings from everyday cash, but may require larger minimum balances and have transfer limitations.