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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How to Save More When Inflation Makes Your Money Count Less
You can adjust your spending and saving strategies to help lessen the impact of inflation.
Varo vs. Chime: Which Is Better for You?
Varo and Chime both have high interest on savings accounts, but their products and services have a few differences.
How to Go Green(er) With Sustainable Banking
Some banks offer ways to be more environmentally friendly with your money, including not investing in fossil fuels.
If Your Bank Merges, Should You Shop Around or Stay Put?
Bank mergers can lead to customer challenges but can also be the start of a great new banking relationship.
What Is Offshore Banking?
Offshore bank accounts are accounts that exist outside of your home country.
SoFi Review: Checking and Savings
SoFi’s combination checking and savings account features a high APY, no monthly or overdraft fees and good remote customer service options.
The Latest in Bank Overdraft Fee News
Here’s a rundown of the news about the overdraft fees that banks charge.
Overdraft Fees: News, Key Terms and Resources
Overdrafts can be frustrating, but consumers have options for how to handle their bank account if they overdraft.
For Valentine’s Day, Couple Your Finances
Money coaches discuss how couples can combine finances and bank accounts while balancing autonomy and partnership.
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American Express has launched its first consumer checking account, which has no monthly fees and a 0.50% APY.
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.