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Best-of-the-Best Checking Accounts of 2019

Our Nerds spent countless hours reviewing and comparing checking accounts — many of them are our partners — before selecting the winners. The factors they considered include monthly fees, access to ATMs and interest rates.

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on Alliant Credit Union's secure website

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Why we like it

It’s easy to apply for Alliant membership.

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on Aspiration's secure website

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Why we like it

Aspiration has a good annual percentage yield for its Spend & Save account: 2.

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on Capital One's secure website

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The Capital One 360 checking account comes with some major benefits.

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on Schwab Bank's secure website

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Why we like it

Schwab High Yield Investor Checking provides unlimited fee rebates on ATM withdrawals worldwide.

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on Fidelity Investments's secure website

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Why we like it

In addition to no monthly fees, no minimum deposit and automatic unlimited ATM fee reimbursements, Fidelity offers its customers mobile check deposit and online bill pay.

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