Pros

About 5,100 branches and 16,000 ATMs
Strong website, tools and mobile app
Monthly fee on basic checking account is easy to avoid
Checking and savings bonus offers

Cons

High monthly fees, low interest rates on premier checking accounts
$2.50 fee at non-Chase ATMs in U.S., $5 fee plus 3% abroad
Up to 0.09% APY on savings accounts; better rates available elsewhere

Overall

3.5
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JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest banks in the U.S., offering more services than many of its competitors. It provides mortgages, auto loans and one of the broadest selections of credit cards in the industry. And its website experience can compete with those at online-only banks that focus solely on checking and savings.

 

Chase has a good basic checking account, but its savings rates are generally low, and some of its fees are high and hard to avoid.

 

Ratings methodology | Updated Oct. 18, 2017

 

Checking

4.0

Chase offers several checking options, including its most basic account, Chase Total Checking®, and a couple of interest-bearing accounts. Each gives users access to mobile banking, including online bill pay, and comes with a debit card that has a security-enhancing EMV chip.

 

It’s relatively easy for Chase Total Checking® account holders to avoid fees. The bank waives the $12 monthly fee for those who receive $500 or more per month in direct deposits, keep a $1,500 minimum balance or have a total of $5,000 or more across certain Chase accounts. Chase Premier Plus Checking℠ or Premier Platinum account holders have a much harder time avoiding fees. Premier Plus users must maintain a $15,000 balance or make automatic payments on a Chase mortgage. Platinum users must maintain a balance of $75,000.

 

On the plus side, Chase offers a $200 bonus on its Total Checking® account. See our list of best bonuses for details.

Chase Total Checking®
$12
Monthly fee
$1,500
Balance to waive monthly fee
Learn moreat Chase
Chase Premier Plus Checking℠
$25
Monthly fee
$15,000
Balance to waive monthly fee
Learn moreat Chase
Chase Savings℠
0.01%
APY
$1
Min. balance for APY
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Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Can't trust Chase
I have tried repeatedly to set up my account so my credit card gets paid off every month with my checking out. Multiple times they have told me it is set up and it never is, so my card goes unpaid and they want interest and fees. Do not use Chase.
Overall
Customer service
Excellent
Website / app
Excellent
Rates
Excellent
Fees
Low
Great bank
Love this bank. Helpful to customer whenever possible
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