Margarette Burnette is a NerdWallet authority on savings, who has been writing about bank accounts since before the Great Recession. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, USA Today and other major newspapers. Before joining NerdWallet, Margarette was a freelance journalist with bylines in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Black Enterprise and Parenting. She is based near Atlanta, Georgia.
- Education: B.S. in business administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Capital One 360 Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
If you want a consumer-friendly online bank that doesn’t have monthly services fees or overdraft charges, Capital One 360 could suit you well.
Regions Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Regions Bank offers rewards on some of its checking and savings accounts, but interest rates are minimal and overdraft fees are high.
PurePoint Financial Review: Savings and CDs
PurePoint Financial does not charge monthly fees on its savings and CD accounts, but there are steep minimum requirements to open.
Sallie Mae Bank Review: Savings and CDs
Sallie Mae Bank offers strong rates on its savings account, but it has fewer customer service options than many online banks.
Santander Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Santander Bank offers solid options for basic checking, savings and CDs. But rates are generally low, and overdraft fees are steep.
State Employees’ Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and Certificates
SECU has solid accounts and branch network for its North Carolina residents, though membership is limited outside of the state.
FNBO Direct Review: Checking and Savings
FNBO Direct has both a standout checking and high-yield savings account. But its overdraft fees are steep.
Community First Credit Union of Florida Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
This Florida-based credit union has mostly low-fee accounts, but there are expensive overdrafts.
TD Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
TD Bank has a strong presence of branches in the Eastern U.S. Its account features are solid, and its Convenience Checking account offers a bonus.
Consumers Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Consumers Credit Union is best if you're looking for a free rewards checking account that pays high rates when you meet certain requirements.
PNC Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
PNC Bank is a solid choice for checking, but you'll find better rates on CDs and savings elsewhere.
TIAA Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
TIAA Bank, formerly known as EverBank, offers strong deposit accounts and a large ATM network.