At TD Bank, a brick-and-mortar bank with a strong presence in the Eastern U.S., you’ll find straightforward accounts with average features. TD’s most attractive account may be Convenience Checking, which comes with a cool $150 bonus. To skirt the account’s $15 monthly fee, you’ll need to make sure you never dip below the $100 minimum daily balance.
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You can choose among three main types of TD Bank checking accounts, including TD Simple, a no-minimum-balance account, and TD Premier, where you’ll earn a small amount of interest if you carry a balance of $2,500 or more. The drawback for TD Simple: It has a mandatory monthly fee of $5.99, but there are no transaction requirements.
To qualify for a bonus of $150 or $300, new customers need to open a checking account online and receive direct deposits of at least $500 (TD Convenience) or $2,500 (TD Premier) within the first 60 days.
Also of note: If you travel, TD Bank offers a nice perk — no foreign debit card transaction fees. And for customers who visit Canada, there’s no charge to use TD Canada Trust ATMs.