Chanelle Bessette is a personal finance writer at NerdWallet covering banking. She previously worked at Fortune, Forbes and the Reno Gazette-Journal. She is also a spokesperson for the banking team, and her expertise has appeared in The New York Times, Vox and Apartment Therapy.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in English from University of Nevada, Reno
- Previous experience: Fortune, Forbes, Reno Gazette-Journal
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Why Banks Are Eliminating Overdraft Fees
More banks are reducing or eliminating overdraft fees on customer accounts because of increased competition.
Capital One to End Overdraft Fees on Customer Accounts
Capital One has announced that it will get rid of overdraft and nonsufficient funds fees for its customers.
Crypto Banking: How to Bank Your Digital Coin
Crypto banking allows consumers to hold and spend cryptocurrency with crypto debit cards.
Should You Bank With Your Brokerage?
A cash management account can make it easier to invest, and CMAs have their own unique banking-style benefits.
ConnectOne Bank Review: Savings, Checking and CDs
ConnectOne Bank offers some compelling features, including a large ATM network and an above-average APY on certain savings balances.
How to Bank When You Can’t Get to a Bank
Online banks, remote customer service, ATM reimbursement and shared branches are all options for consumers.
‘One’ Accounts Review: Spend and Save
One's "Pockets" help customers allocate money for different financial priorities, whether it's items in the household budget or saving toward a goal.
Google, Walgreens and H&R Block Want to Be Your Bank
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Joint Accounts at Major Banks: Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Capital One
Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Capital One all offer joint bank accounts with nationwide access.