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Synchrony ATM Network Review

December 14, 2017
Banking, Savings Accounts
Synchrony Bank Review
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Synchrony Bank

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Synchrony Bank operates primarily online, but customers are never far from their cash. Even though the bank has only one branch, it participates in networks that give customers access to more than 2 million ATMs in the United States and abroad.

Synchrony customers can enjoy fee-free access to more ATMs than customers at Citibank, JP Morgan Chase and other major banks or credit unions.

It’s worth noting that Synchrony offers only savings accounts — there are no checking options. So while easy access to your cash is a plus, that access might work against you if your goal is to build up savings.

 

Synchrony Bank locations

  • 200 Crossing Blvd., Suite 101, Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • 2 million ATMs worldwide with the Visa Plus and Accel logos

Synchrony Bank ATM network at a glance

ProsCons
  • Synchrony charges no fees to withdraw funds from non-Synchrony ATMs (but the ATM owner might)
  • Reimburses ATM fees charged by other ATM owners, up to $5 per statement
  • Deposits are not accepted at all ATMs
  • Has only one physical branch in U.S.

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Synchrony Bank ATM fees and features

ATM Network 
Locations
  • More than 2 million ATMs displaying the Visa Plus or Accel logos in the U.S. and abroad
  • Physical branch, in Bridgewater, New Jersey
Features
  • Free online and mobile transfers to non-Synchrony accounts that are registered (limit of 10 accounts)
  • Check deposit can be made from your smartphone or tablet by visiting synchronybank.com from your device. Synchrony does not offer a mobile app.
  • Deposit up to $5,000 and five checks per day via mobile device
Withdrawal limits
  • Limit of six transfers or withdrawals per month, including those made by check, but excluding withdrawals via ATM
  • Daily withdrawal limit of $1,010 from ATMs and $510 for point-of-sale transactions, assuming your account balance exceeds those amounts
Fees
  • Out-of-network ATM fees charged by other ATM owners reimbursed up to $5 per statement

»Want to learn more? Read our Synchrony Bank review

Branch-free banking

If you’re not a fan of in-person banking but want easy access to your cash, Synchrony Bank’s network of ATMs is hard to beat. So is the bank’s transfer system, which allows customers to move money at no charge to their accounts at other financial institutions.

Melissa Lambarena is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: mlambarena@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @LissaLambarena. NerdWallet writers Margarette Burnette and Kelsey Sheehy contributed to this report.

Updated Dec. 14, 2017.