TD Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs

TD Bank has a strong presence of branches in the Eastern U.S. Its account features are solid, and its Convenience Checking account offers a bonus.

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Overall bank rating

TD Bank

at TD Bank, Member FDIC

  • Checking

  • Savings

  • CD rates

  • Banking experience

  • Overdraft fees

3.5

NerdWallet rating 

The bottom line:

At TD Bank, a brick-and-mortar bank with a strong presence in the Eastern U.S., you’ll find straightforward accounts with average features. But TD does have two unusual perks: long branch hours and free ATMs in Canada as well as the U.S. Its most attractive account may be Convenience Checking, which has an easily avoidable monthly fee and a solid sign-up bonus when you meet certain requirements.

 

Accounts are available in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

 

Best for: East coast customers who would take advantage of TD’s many branches and long hours, keep a bit of a buffer in their checking and savings accounts and don’t care about maximizing interest.

Pros

  • No monthly fee for TD Convenience Checking if you maintain a balance of at least $100.
  • Branches have long hours, are open on weekends and offer curbside pickup for new debit cards.
  • $150 sign-up bonus for Convenience Checking customers and $300 sign-up bonus for Beyond Checking customers.

Cons

  • $3 fee for non-TD Bank ATMs with TD Simple and TD Convenience.
  • Better savings rates available elsewhere.

Full review

TD Bank TD Convenience Checking℠

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3.5

NerdWallet rating 

at TD Bank, Member FDIC

Monthly Fee

$15.00

Waived with $100 minimum balance

Bonus

$150

Requirements to qualify

TD Convenience is the most popular checking option, and you can waive the steep fee of $15 if you maintain a daily balance of at least $100. It also has that sign-up bonus of $150 for having $500 in initial direct deposits. But if you can make $2,500 in initial direct deposits, you could be eligible for a $300 sign-up bonus on the interest-bearing account, TD Beyond. For that account, you’ll need to maintain a daily balance of at least $2,500 to avoid the even steeper monthly fee of $25.

TD Bank TD Simple Savings

TD Bank TD Simple Savings

3.5

NerdWallet rating 
APY

0.02%

With $0.01 minimum balance

TD Bank’s Simple Savings account has no minimum deposit to open, but its rate of 0.02% APY is low. And there’s a monthly fee of $5, which is waived if you can maintain a $300 minimum daily balance. For the first 12 months only, you can avoid the fee by transferring $25 monthly from a TD checking to savings account. For customers with larger balances, TD Beyond Savings can earn higher rates, but if your balance falls below $20,000, the monthly fee is $15.

» Want to see more options? Check out NerdWallet’s best savings accounts

TD Bank CD

TD Bank CD

1.5

NerdWallet rating 
1-year APY

0.05%

3-year APY

0.05%

5-year APY

0.05%

Minimum Deposit

$250

TD Choice Promotional CDs have terms from three months to five years, and the bank offers other types of CDs that don’t have penalties or offer annual rate increases. The minimum deposit is $250. You can get a rate increase for TD Choice Promotional CDs with a checking account in good standing, but overall you can find much higher rates elsewhere.

» Want to explore better options? Read NerdWallet's top CD rates this month

Banking experience

4.5

NerdWallet rating 

TD Bank offers long hours for many branches and 24/7 phone support. Plus, it has over 1,900 ATMs from Maine to Florida, and customers have free access to TD Bank’s ATMs in Canada. Customers have the option of banking online, or using TD Bank’s mobile banking app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

Overdraft fees

3.0

NerdWallet rating 

TD Bank charges $35 for each overdraft transaction, about the same as many large national banks charge. On top of that, you can be charged up to five overdraft fees a day. The bank won’t charge you these fees if your account is overdrawn by $5 or less.

In August 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that TD Bank charged customers overdraft fees for ATM and one-time debit card transactions even though the customers hadn’t opted into an overdraft program, and TD had said overdraft services were free. The bank was required to pay $122 million in restitution and fines.

TD Bank TD Convenience Checking℠

at TD Bank, Member FDIC

3.5

NerdWallet rating 

at TD Bank, Member FDIC

Monthly Fee

$15.00

Waived with $100 minimum balance

Bonus

$150

Requirements to qualify

TD Convenience is the most popular checking option, and you can waive the steep fee of $15 if you maintain a daily balance of at least $100. It also has that sign-up bonus of $150 for having $500 in initial direct deposits. But if you can make $2,500 in initial direct deposits, you could be eligible for a $300 sign-up bonus on the interest-bearing account, TD Beyond. For that account, you’ll need to maintain a daily balance of at least $2,500 to avoid the even steeper monthly fee of $25.

How does TD Bank compare?

Federally insured by the NCUA

NerdWallet rating 
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APY

0.50%

With $0 minimum balance

APY

0.40%

With $0 minimum balance

APY

0.55%

With $100 minimum balance

Bonus

N/A

Bonus

N/A

Bonus

N/A

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.