Pros

Nearly 5,000 branches and 16,000 ATMs.
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.
0.01% APY on Chase Savings℠ (effective 6/14/2019; rates are variable and subject to change); better rates available elsewhere.

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Overall

3.5
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JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest banks in the country, 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 July 11, 2019

 

Checking

4.5

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

 

Chase Total Checking® account holders can avoid a monthly fee by having monthly direct deposits totaling $500 or more, keeping a daily beginning balance of at least $1,500 or keeping an average beginning day balance of $5,000 or more across certain Chase accounts.

 

Chase offers a $200 bonus on its Total Checking® account (expires 10/14/19). See our list of best bonuses for details.

Savings℠
APY
0.01%
Min. balance for APY
$0

at Chase,

Member, FDIC

Certificate of Deposit
APY
0.35%
Min. balance for APY
$1,000
Length of term
5 years

at Chase,

Member, FDIC

Premier Plus Checking℠
APY
0.01%
Monthly fee
$25
Balance to waive monthly fee
$15,000

at Chase,

Member, FDIC

How does Chase compare?

Chase

Savings℠

NerdWallet Rating

at Chase,

Member, FDIC

APY

0.01%

Monthly Fees

$5

Bonus features

2,000+ branches

Live help 24/7

Mobile-friendly

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Online Savings

NerdWallet Rating

at Goldman Sachs Bank USA,

Member, FDIC

APY

2.15%

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

2.10%

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
Chase does not stand behind their customers
If you get fraud on your account Chase claims they will stand behind you, but they drop you like a hot potato. Personally don’t recommend this bank to anyone.
Overall
Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
High
Do not bank with Chase
I have banked with Chase for over 10 years now and I have finally had enough! This company works hard to charge you overdraft fees as many times as possible. I am signed up for alerts to let me know if my account has become negative and they make sure to not alert you until they have charged you with a fee. Their mobile app will also tell you that something you purchased was taken out of your account then go back and charge an overdraft fee a few days later when the charge finally posts. They play bait and switch games where they try to make it seem like you have money in your account then suddenly you are charged $34 for insufficient funds. Their customer service team is based in another country and they are not helpful in any way when it comes to rectifying these situations. Please bank with an institution that actually has your back and does not try to rob you every chance they get.
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