Chase offers several savings accounts that pair with a highly regarded mobile banking app to help you achieve your financial goals. However, these accounts do little to help you grow your savings; even the big bank’s top-yielding account is very low, and you can easily find higher rates elsewhere.
While Chase’s yields don’t impress, the well-known bank brand is known for offering bonuses to new customers.
Chase earned 3.8 out of 5 stars in Bankrate’s review across its deposit products. However, the bank only earned 1.7 out of 5 stars for its savings accounts.
Chase savings account rates
Chase offers two main savings account options: the standard and the premier relationship accounts. The premier relationship accounts pay a higher yield in exchange for a higher balance, but they also require you to link a Chase checking account and make at least five transactions per month.
Let’s take a closer look at the savings accounts offered by Chase in the chart below. Notes: These rates are for the Los Angeles area and could vary by market.
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How Chase savings accounts compare to top-yielding banks
Chase offers savings accounts with yields that are next to nothing. Even the payout on its top-yielding account is low and would require you to jump through a series of hoops to get the best rate, including keeping an extremely high balance. The effort required to earn the APY might not be worth that low-dollar reward when there are all kinds of options offering a higher payout.
After all, you could park your money elsewhere and receive a higher APY with fewer requirements. For example, you could earn more than 1.80 percent APY by choosing to park your savings with CIT Bank, Popular Direct or Vio Bank.
Other savings options at Chase
In addition to savings accounts, Chase offers certificates of deposits, or CDs, to assist with building your savings. You can choose to save with traditional CDs or retirement CDs to match your savings goals; however, you can find higher yields elsewhere.