Pros

3,000 branches in 25 states
Promotional CD earns as much as 1.75% APY for 59-month term; rates may vary depending on where you live

Cons

0.01% APY on standard savings account; better rates available elsewhere

Overall

3.0

Big banks sometimes charge high fees and offer low interest rates — that’s no secret. U.S. Bank, the country’s fifth-largest by assets, is among those. But what this institution does well is provide convenient access to thousands of physical branches and ATMs.

Ratings methodology | Reviewed July 27, 2017

Checking

3.5

U.S. Bank offers seven types of checking accounts, including options for students, seniors and people who exclusively use debit cards instead of checks. There are also silver, gold and interest-earning packages for those who have other accounts at the bank.

The basic account is Easy Checking. It has a monthly fee of $8.95, or $6.95 if you opt for online statements. To waive the charge, make monthly direct deposits of at least $1,000 total or maintain an average account balance of $1,500.

U.S. Bank offers free access to over 5,000 ATMs nationwide. But if you go outside of the network, the bank charges a $2.50 transaction fee, in addition to whatever the ATM’s owner may charge (unless it’s a MoneyPass ATM, in which case there’s no surcharge from the ATM operator).

Standard Savings Account
0.01%
APY
$1
Min. balance for APY
Learn moreat U.S. Bank
Easy Checking
$6.95
Monthly fee
$1,500
Balance to waive monthly fee
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Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Always avoid!
Too many instances to mention. I put up with their terrible service for 21 years but I finally have had enough and am moving banks!
Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Worst bank EVER!!!
High interest rates, many hidden fees-DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS!!! You will regret it.
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