at Synchrony Bank,

Member, FDIC

Pros

2.15% APY on savings, about the best you'll find
Reimburses $5 per month for out-of-network ATMs

Cons

No checking account
No branches

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Overall

4.0

Synchrony doesn’t fit the banking mold — it doesn’t have branches or offer a checking account. Still, it’s worth considering if you want great interest rates on savings products and prefer banking online.

 

Maybe a separation from your checking account is just what your rainy-day fund needs to prosper.

 

Ratings methodology | Updated March 18, 2019

Savings

5.0

Synchrony's high-yield savings account comes with low fees and one of the highest rates on the market, at 2.15% APY. No minimum balance is required to open an account or qualify for the interest rate. Synchrony doesn't charge fees for using ATMs that accept its bank card — those with Plus or Accel logos. But ATM owners might charge a fee. For those charges, Synchrony bank offers a monthly $5 refund.

 

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High Yield Savings Account
APY
2.15%
Min. balance for APY
$1

at Synchrony Bank,

Member, FDIC

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Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Fair
Rates
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Fees
Fair
Customer Representatives are useless
I was on a call with 3 customer Reps today and all the three are useless.. I dont know how this bank is training people.. One rep gave me its own bank number instead of giving me google support number.. Other guy said "I am not responsible for this issue as you took phone from google".
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Customer service
Poor
Website / app
Poor
Rates
Poor
Fees
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Double charged me 64 hundred dollars
Double charged me 64 hundred dollars without my consent. Sent me 2 letters with 2 wrong amounts and it took forever to get my money back. This bank is a joke
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