Flagstar Bank Review: Checking, Saving and CDs

Chanelle BessetteJune 17, 2019

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Overall bank rating

Flagstar Bank

    3.5

    NerdWallet rating 

    The bottom line:

    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.

     

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    Pros

    • No monthly service fee on basic checking.

    • Access to Allpoint and Presto ATM network.

    • Good regional branch access.

    Cons

    • Overdrafts are expensive.

    • Low or no interest rates.

    • Low app store ratings.

    RATING 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, banking 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.