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Best reviewed account type(s)
Parent bank
Liability protection
Min. balance to open
Special requirements
Monthly fees
Min. balance to avoid fees
Direct deposit required
Withdrawal fees
Transfer between accounts
Transfer between banks
Limit to daily transfer between banks
Estimated transfer time between banks
Debit cards
Online bill paying
Reimburse ATM fees
Number of ATMs in U.S.
International ATMs
Optional overdraft protection
Mobile banking
Social networking
Integration with financial management tools
Physical Branches in U.S.?
How to Deposit
How to Withdraw
Write Checks?
Live Phone Support
 
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    Pros: mobile banking, free checking, online bill payment if you meet terms, website functions well
    Cons: monthly fee for checking unless you meet terms, complicated rates, terms that vary by state, no ATM fee reimbursement
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    Citigroup
    Unlimited
    Varies by region, account type
    Varies by region, account type
    Yes
    Varies by region, account type
    N/A
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    N/A
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    30,000
    7,000
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    N/A
    Yes
    Mobile, computer, ATM, funds transfer, in-person, mail
    Checks, ATM, transfer
    Yes
    24/7
     
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    Pros: free checking, no fees, no minimum balance, unlimited ATM fee reimbursements, mobile banking, great for travelers
    Cons: yield can't compete with other banks
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    Checking and savings
    N/A
    No liability if unauthorized use is reported
    $0.01
    None
    None
    None
    No
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    Not specified
    Not specified
    Yes
    Yes, free
    Yes, unlimited for cash withdrawals
    N/A
    N/A
    No
    Yes
    No
    No
    300+ brokerage branches can deal with banking questions and accept deposits.
    Electronic transfer among Schwab accounts or from another bank; direct deposit; electronically via mobile device, computer or tablet; mail in check.
    Checks, ATM, debit card, electronic funds transfers
    Yes
    24/7
     
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    Pros: no fees, simple, straightforward, no minimum deposit, can earn bonus money
    Cons: only six withdrawals a month, only withdrawal option is funds transfer
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    Sallie Mae Bank High-Yield Savings
    N/A
    FDIC
    None
    None
    None
    None
    No
    $10 if more than 6 withdrawals per month
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    2-3
    No
    No
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    Yes, iPhone
    No
    No
    No
    e-deposit, transfer funds, mail checks
    Transfer funds
    No
    Yes
     
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    Pros: helps save for specific purchases, social networking for encouragement, bonus percentage at retail partners, good way to teach kids how to save
    Cons: requires automatic monthly deposit, withdrawals can take more than a week, not a solution for emergency savings
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    Savings
    West Bank (Des Moines, Iowa)
    No
    $25
    One savings goal of at least $250 per account, funded by monthly direct deposit
    None
    None
    Yes, min. $25/month per goal
    No
    N/A
    Yes
    Not specified
    Not specified
    No
    Only at close of account
    No
    N/A
    No
    M-Sat (but prefer email)
    N/A
    Yes
    Yes: can make a goal private or public, decide what data to share, invited friends; others can contribute to savings goal or make comments
    No
    Electronic transfer from another bank, or mail check. Friends can contribute using an online gift card or by credit card for a 2.9-percent fee
    At close of savings goal, by debit card or gift card (with bonus) at participating retailer, electronic fund transfer
    5 to 7 days
    No
     
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    Pros: no-fee checking, savings accounts, good customer reviews, great web interface, mobile banking, free account access at more than 35,000 ATMs
    Cons: other banks offer higher APY
    not avail.
     
    N/A
    N/A
    Checking, savings
    Capital One
    Not specified
    None
    None
    None
    None
    No
    No
    Yes
    Yes, up to three external accounts
    Not specified
    Not specified
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    35,000
    No
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    A very few "cafes"
    Direct deposit, transfer from other ING or external accounts, e-deposit from mobile device, computer or tablet
    ATM, MasterCard debit card, P2P to send payments to friends and family
    Yes, request the bank do so for you for free. Paper checks available as an option
    Yes
     

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