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Best Banks and Credit Unions 2017

Our Nerds spent more than 200 hours comparing and rating a host of banks and credit unions, highlighting pros, cons and current offers. We aim to provide information and advice that helps you compare financial options and find the best fit.

Explore our recommendations below.

Our Nerds dig deep into checking, savings and other accounts at a wide variety of financial institutions, so you don’t have to. Check out our favorites below.

Best Banks

Bank+of+Internet
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at Bank of Internet
Chase
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at Chase Bank
Discover
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at Discover

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Want to keep all of your accounts under the same roof? We researched financial institutions to identify those with the best deposit accounts. Six earned spots in both NerdWallet’s best checking and best savings accounts roundups.

Although banks like Ally and Bank of Internet USA might be new to you, they come with high annual percentage yields (APYs), great ATM access and low fees.

For a closer look at these accounts, check out our roundup of best banks for checking and savings.
 
[Editor’s note: Discover’s online application system is unavailable due to maintenance Dec. 9 and 10 and will be available again Dec. 11, according to the company.]

 

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