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Flagstar Bank Review: Checking, Saving and CDs

June 27, 2019
Banking, CDs, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts
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3.5 NerdWallet rating

Where Flagstar shines:

  • No monthly service fee on basic checking
  • Access to Allpoint and Presto ATM network
  • Good regional branch access

Where Flagstar falls short:

  • Overdrafts are expensive
  • Low or no interest rates
  • Low app store ratings

Where Flagstar shines:

  • No monthly service fee on basic checking
  • Access to Allpoint and Presto ATM network
  • Good regional branch access

Where Flagstar falls short:

  • Overdrafts are expensive
  • Low or no interest rates
  • Low app store ratings

Where Flagstar shines:

  • No monthly service fee on basic checking
  • Access to Allpoint and Presto ATM network
  • Good regional branch access

Where Flagstar falls short:

  • Overdrafts are expensive
  • Low or no interest rates
  • Low app store ratings

The bottom line

Flagstar Bank

at Flagstar Bank,

Member, FDIC

Flagstar Bank is a regional bank that has branches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, as well as ATM service nationwide with the Allpoint and Presto networks. Flagstar’s interest rates are low for its basic accounts and CDs (or nonexistent, in the case of its basic checking), but its accessibility and no- or low-fee accounts make it a decent banking option. Flagstar Bank, which issues and services mortgages nationwide, also offers an additional benefit: a reduced interest rate on home equity lending if the payments come automatically through your Flagstar checking account.

Best if: You meet the requirements to avoid monthly service fees, you live in the range of Flagstar’s branches, and you’re OK with having a no-frills account in exchange for in-person customer service access.

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RATINGS METHODOLOGY

NerdWallet’s overall ratings for banks and credit unions are weighted averages of several categories: checking, savings, certificates of deposit or credit union share certificates, customer experience and overdraft fees.

Factors we consider, depending on the category, include rates and fees, ATM and branch access, account features and limits, user-facing technology, customer service and innovation.

The stars represent ratings from poor (one star) to excellent (five stars). Ratings are rounded to the nearest half-star.

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