at U.S. Bank,

Member, FDIC

Pros

More than 3,000 branches in 26 states.
Promotional CDs with rates starting at 1.75% APY; rates vary depending on your location.

Cons

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

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Overall

3.0

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

 

Ratings methodology | Updated December 5, 2018

Checking

3.5

U.S. Bank offers seven types of checking accounts, from a basic account to options for students and people who exclusively use debit cards instead of checks, as well as an interest-bearing account for seniors. There are also silver and gold packages designed for those who have other accounts at the bank, and an additional interest-earning account.

 

The basic account is Easy Checking. It has a monthly fee of $8.95, or $6.95 if you opt for online statements. To get the charge waived, 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 more than 4,700 U.S. Bank 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
APY
0.01%
Min. balance for APY
$1

at U.S. Bank,

Member, FDIC

Easy Checking
APY
Monthly fee
$6.95
Balance to waive monthly fee
$1,500

at U.S. Bank,

Member, FDIC

Certificate of Deposit
APY
0.75%
Min. balance for APY
$10,000
Length of term
5 years

at U.S. Bank,

Member, FDIC

How does U.S. Bank compare?

U.S. Bank

Standard Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at U.S. Bank,

Member, FDIC

APY

0.01%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

2,000+ branches

Mobile-friendly

Live help 24/7

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.05%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

No Monthly Fee

Competitive APY

American Express National Bank

High Yield Savings Account

NerdWallet Rating

at American Express National Bank,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.00%

Monthly Fees

$0

Bonus features

Competitive APY

Live help 24/7

No Monthly Fee

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Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Do not use USBank
Horrible customer service. Printers never work in bank. Snarky tellers. Very slow and unorganized. Do not waste your time opening an account at USBank.
Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Disgrace to banking
In the 6 months I've trial banked with them they have charged me more hidden fees then I have deposited. It's taken me 2 months just to close my account (still an ongoing struggle). Countless of thankless employees that just seem to be good at passing the buck. Watch out or their next buck shall be yours. I strongly advise exploring other financial institutions.
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