The Best Banks Of January 2023 (2023)

Best Banks 2023

We’ve compared 80 nationally available banks—both traditional brick-and-mortar institutions and online-only banks—to find the best options available. Read on to learn more about why we picked these banks, to see the pros and cons of each and to access individual bank reviews.

Interest rates and other account details are accurate as of Jan. 4, 2023.

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Best Overall Bank / Best Bank for Savings

Varo Bank

4.7

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Our ratings take into account a product's rewards, fees, rates and other category-specific attributes. All ratings are determined solely by our editorial team.

Products

Savings, Checking

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

55,000+

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Products

Savings, Checking

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

55,000+

Why We Picked It

Varo comes out on top thanks to its attractive interest rates, lack of bank fees and handy automated savings tools.

The Varo Savings Account—our top pick among the best online savings accounts—earns an annual percentage yield (APY) of 3.00% APY without charging a monthly fee and up to 5.00% APY by meeting specific requirements each month.

The account’s “Save Your Pay” feature lets you steer a percentage of your paycheck or other direct deposits automatically to savings, and “Save Your Change” rounds up debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and transfers the difference to savings.

Varo’s checking account (the “Varo Bank Account”) has no monthly maintenance fees and no overdraft fees or other common bank charges.Customers have access to more than 55,000 fee-free Allpoint ATMs.

Read our full Varo Bank Review.

Pros & Cons

  • Competitive APY on savings account
  • No minimum balance required to open an account
  • No monthly fees
  • Access to Allpoint ATM network
  • Limited account options
  • No paper checkbook
  • Cash deposits available only through third-party retailers (fees apply)

Details

Varo accounts come with no monthly maintenance fees, overdraft fees, in-network ATM fees or card replacement fees. But the bank does charge $2.50 per transaction for out-of-network ATM use.

There are no minimum deposit requirements to open a Varo Savings Account, but you must meet minimum balance requirements to earn interest. And, to qualify for the higher APY, customers must satisfy the following monthly requirements:

  • Receive direct deposits of $1,000 or more within each qualifying period
  • Maintain a daily savings balance of $5,000 or less for the entire calendar month
  • Maintain balances above or equal to $0 in both savings and checking accounts for the entire calendar month (in other words, no overdrafts)

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2nd Best Overall Bank

Discover Bank

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4.6

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Our ratings take into account a product's rewards, fees, rates and other category-specific attributes. All ratings are determined solely by our editorial team.

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

60,000+

Learn More

Read Our Full Review

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

60,000+

Why We Picked It

Discover is a high scorer in multiple Forbes Advisor best lists, including our ranking of the best banks for digital banking. The online bank is known for charging virtually no fees and for its popular account options.

Its Discover Cashback Debit Checking account earns cash-back rewards and offers perks like early direct deposit and access to more than 60,000 fee-free Allpoint and MoneyPass ATMs across the U.S. Customers can earn 1% cash back on up to $3,000 in debit card purchases each month. See website for details.

Discover also offers several competitive interest-bearing accounts, including its online savings account, money market account and certificates of deposit (CDs). Discover CD terms range from three months to 10 years.

Discover’s online savings account earns 3.30% APY on all balances. Money market accounts earn 3.20% APY for balances under $100,000 and 3.25% APY for balances $100,000 and over. There is a $2,500 minimum deposit requirement to open a CD through Discover.

Read our full Discover Bank review.

Pros & Cons

  • Charges very few fees
  • Competitive APYs and cash back earnings
  • Highly rated mobile app
  • Extensive ATM network
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Higher rates are available from other banks and credit unions
  • Doesn’t pay interest on checking account

Details

Discover Bank offers a cash back checking account, a high-yield savings account, a money market account and CDs with terms from three months to 10 years. The mobile app gets 4.9 stars out of 5 on the App Store and 4.7 stars out of 5 on Google Play.

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Best Overall Online Bank

Quontic Bank

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4.4

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Our ratings take into account a product's rewards, fees, rates and other category-specific attributes. All ratings are determined solely by our editorial team.

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

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ATM Network

90,000+

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On Quontic Bank's Website

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

90,000+

Why We Picked It

Quontic offers competitive APYs, low minimum deposit requirements, low fees and access to 90,000+ surcharge-free ATMs throughout the U.S. As a Quontic customer, you get all the features you may expect from a digital bank, including 24/7 access to online banking and a mobile app.

In addition to its traditional banking products—High Interest Checking, High Yield Savings, money market accounts and CDs—Quontic offers a couple of other innovative accounts. The bank has a Cash Rewards Checking account that pays up to 1.50% cash back on qualifying debit card transactions each statement cycle. And, in select states, Quontic offers a Bitcoin Rewards Checking account that pays 1.50% Bitcoin on eligible debit card purchases.

Customer service is available via live chat, email and phone.

Read our full Quontic Bank Review.

Pros & Cons

  • Offers cash-back checking, interest checking and bitcoin checking
  • Mobile and online banking
  • Access to more than 90,000 surcharge-free ATMs
  • Designated as a CDFI
  • Full-service bank
  • May find higher rates are available from some banks and credit unions
  • Customer service isn’t available 24/7

Details

Quontic Bank offers one savings account, three checking accounts, a money market account and five CDs with terms ranging from six months to five years. Quontic launched its Bitcoin Rewards Checking account in 2021, which is only available in select states so far. The mobile app gets 4.4 stars out of 5 on the App Store and 3.2 stars out of 5 on Google Play.

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Best Bank for Checking

Axos Bank

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4.3

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Our ratings take into account a product's rewards, fees, rates and other category-specific attributes. All ratings are determined solely by our editorial team.

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

91,000+

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On Axos Bank's Website

Products

Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs

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Fees

No monthly, overdraft or ATM

ATM Network

91,000+

Why We Picked It

Axos is a full-service online bank, but its checking accounts are what make it a popular choice among consumers. The online bank offers several attractive no-fee checking accounts that earned it the top spot in our best checking accounts ranking.

Axos Bank Essential Checking is a basic checking account with access to early direct deposit; Axos Bank Rewards Checking earns up to 1.25% APY total. Balances above $50,000 do not earn interest, and Axos Bank CashBack Checking earns 1.00% cash back on transactions that require a signature. All three accounts come with unlimited domestic ATM fee reimbursements, so there’s no need to worry about whether an ATM is in-network or not.

The bank also offers high-yield savings and money market accounts and CDs, but the interest on its savings products tends to be meager. The APY on Axos’ five-year CD is 0.20%, while competitors are paying 3% or more.

Read our full Axos Bank review.

Pros & Cons

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Low fees and unlimited ATM fee reimbursement
  • Highly rated mobile app
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Full-service bank
  • Higher rates are available from some banks and credit unions
  • Below-average CD rates for an online bank

Details

Axos offers five different checking accounts, one savings account, one money market account and CDs with terms that range from three months to five years. Its mobile app gets 4.7 stars out of 5 on the App Store and 4.5 stars out of 5 on Google Play.

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Best Overall Large Bank

Capital One 360

4.3

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Our ratings take into account a product's rewards, fees, rates and other category-specific attributes. All ratings are determined solely by our editorial team.

Products

Savings, Checking, CDs

Fees

No monthly or ATM, $35 overdraft

ATM Network

70,000+

Learn More

Read Our Full Review

Products

Savings, Checking, CDs

Fees

No monthly or ATM, $35 overdraft

ATM Network

70,000+

Why We Picked It

Capital One—America’s 10th-largest bank by assets, according to the Federal Reserve—is a hybrid bank, offering in-person and online banking. However, its local branches are spread out, so you may not live near a location. But you will enjoy free transactions at more than 70,000 Capital One, MoneyPass and Allpoint ATMs.

The bank is a top choice for teen checking accounts. Capital One MONEY Teen Checking has no fees or minimum deposit requirements and comes with a free debit card. The account also provides a unique mobile app experience, allowing teens to manage some aspects of their accounts while parents have access to activity tracking, automatic allowance payments and security features.

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Capital One customers can earn high APYs with a 360 Performance Savings Account (3.30% APY) and 360 CD accounts (3.30% to 4.40% APY). Capital One’s kids’ savings account isn’t too shabby either, earning 0.30% APY on all balances.

Read our full Capital One 360 banking review.

Pros & Cons

  • Capital One Cafés, with in-person banking support
  • Branch access
  • Customer service available seven days a week
  • Large ATM network
  • No minimum deposit or balance requirements
  • $35 overdraft fee
  • No money market account
  • Capital One Cafés and branches only in select states

Details

Capital One 360 offers a savings account (360 Performance Savings), checking account (360 Checking) and CDs (360 CDs). It also offers a Kids Savings Account and MONEY Teen Checking. Its mobile app gets 4.9 stars out of 5 on the App Store and 4.6 out of 5 stars on Google Play.

Summary of Best Banks 2023

CompanyCompany - LogoForbes Advisor RatingForbes Advisor Rating - ImageProductsFeesATM NetworkLearn More CTA textLearn more CTA below textLearn More
Varo BankThe Best Banks Of January 2023 (21)4.7The Best Banks Of January 2023 (22)Savings, CheckingNo monthly, overdraft or ATM55,000+ Allpoint ATMsLearn MoreRead Our Full Review
Discover BankThe Best Banks Of January 2023 (23)4.6The Best Banks Of January 2023 (24)Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDsNo monthly, overdraft or ATM60,000+ Learn MoreRead Our Full Review
Quontic BankThe Best Banks Of January 2023 (25)4.4The Best Banks Of January 2023 (26)Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDs No monthly, overdraft or ATM 90,000+ Learn MoreOn Quontic Bank's Website
Axos BankThe Best Banks Of January 2023 (27)4.3The Best Banks Of January 2023 (28)Savings, Checking, MMAs, CDsNo monthly, overdraft or ATM91,000+Learn MoreOn Axos Bank's Website
Capital One 360The Best Banks Of January 2023 (29)4.3The Best Banks Of January 2023 (30)Savings, Checking, CDsNo monthly, overdraft or ATM70,000+ fee-free Capital One, MoneyPass and Allpoint ATMsLearn MoreRead Our Full Review

Methodology

To create this list, Forbes Advisor averaged the star ratings of banks that were the top finishers across more than 20 of our “best of” banking studies, such as our lists of the best high-yield savings accounts, best free checking accounts and best CD rates. Those studies were based on analyses of 60 online banks and 20 traditional brick-and-mortar financial institutions that were reviewed for a variety of data points, including fees, APYs, ATM and/or branch access, customer experience, digital experience and account minimums. Banks that made only one of our best lists were excluded from this ranking.

Types of Banks

Several types of banks and financial institutions are out there to meet a variety of needs for individuals, families, businesses and more. These are some of the more common types of banks for consumers.

  • Retail banks: Also known as consumer banks. Retail banks offer personal banking products and services, including savings accounts, checking accounts and other financial products.
  • National banks: A commercial bank regulated by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
  • Brick-and-mortar banks: Traditional banks with physical branches. Many brick-and-mortar banks offer online banking services too.
  • Online banks: Digital banks that operate entirely online or through mobile services.
  • Neobanks: Nonbank financial technology companies that offer accounts and services similar to banks. Typically neobanks partner with banks to provide bank accounts and services.
  • Private banks: Banks that provide one-on-one concierge-style services, including wealth management, estate planning and more, typically for wealthier clientele.

Services Offered by Banks

Banking products and services vary depending on the bank or financial institution. Full-service banks tend to offer a wider variety of products and services than other banks. Here are some of the products and services you may find at a bank.

Savings Accounts

A savings account is a deposit account you can add money to while potentially earning interest. Savings accounts are often subject to monthly withdrawal limits and may require monthly maintenance fees. You’d typically open a savings account to hold money you don’t need to access regularly.

Checking Accounts

Checking accounts allow you to deposit money, make purchases with a linked debit card, write checks or pay bills online. Many banks also let you link a savings account to your checking account for overdraft protection. Some checking accounts earn interest or rewards on purchases, though they’re exceptions rather than the rule.

CD Rates

Certificate of deposit (CD) accounts are time deposit accounts. When you open a CD, you deposit money and earn a fixed interest rate for a set time period. Once the CD matures, you can withdraw your initial deposit and the interest earned. CD rates vary by bank, though online banks tend to pay more interest on CDs than traditional banks do.

Credit Cards

Credit cards can be a convenient way to make purchases and pay them off over time. Some also offer rewards in the form of cashback, points or miles. You’re more likely to find credit cards offered by brick-and-mortar banks and credit card issuers, though some online banks provide them. When comparing a bank’s credit card options, it’s helpful to look at the rewards structure, the annual percentage rate (APR) and any fees you might pay, including the annual fee.

Other Products and Services

Banks can offer other products and services in addition to the accounts mentioned above. Many of the best banks offer:

  • Mortgage loans
  • Personal loans and lines of credit
  • Auto loans
  • Business loans
  • Student loans
  • Insurance products
  • Retirement accounts
  • Wealth management services

Keep in mind, however, that many of these services involve additional fees.

Types of Bank Accounts

Depending on your banking experience, you may only be familiar with savings and checking accounts. But banks offer a variety of account types, giving consumers flexibility when saving, spending and investing their money. Here are some of the more common types of bank accounts available.

  • Savings account: An interest-bearing deposit account. High-yield savings accounts are savings accounts that earn higher, competitive interest rates.
  • Checking account: An everyday spending account, typically accompanied by a debit or ATM card and a checkbook.
  • Certificate of deposit (CD): Timed deposit accounts that generally pay higher interest as long as you keep funds in the account for a set period of time, called a term. CD terms can range from one month to five years or longer.
  • Money market account: A hybrid bank account that generally combines the earning potential of a savings account with the convenience of a checking account. Many money market accounts come with a debit card and check-writing privileges.

Things To Consider Before Choosing a Bank

You have several factors to keep in mind when choosing the right bank.

Fees

A bank may charge fees for specific transactions or to manage and service your account each month. Some banks may provide a way to avoid bank fees, such as by meeting minimum balance or deposit requirements each month. Bank fees can undermine savings efforts unless you can meet the requirements to have them waived. If not, find a “fee-free” bank that may charge only for less common occurrences like wire transfers and late payments.

Accounts and Services

Full-service banks generally provide the gamut of bank account options and other financial services, like credit cards, lending and retirement and investment accounts and services. Other banks may focus only on a few specific products or services. Choose a bank that offers the types of bank accounts you want to open.

Interest Rates

Shop around to find the best interest rates to maximize your savings. Earning a higher annual APY will help you grow your account balance faster.

Account Minimums

Some banks require a minimum deposit to open an account or a minimum ongoing balance to avoid monthly service charges. Make sure you can meet the account minimums before you sign up.

Customer Service

Support doesn’t look the same at every bank. Some banks focus on in-person services, while others may offer a variety of ways you can get help, including phone support, private messaging and email, live chat and virtual mobile assistants. Find a bank that offers your preferred methods of contact and support.

Convenience

It’s good to know you can access your money when you need to. Some banks provide ways to reach your funds earlier than others. Look for banks that offer multiple methods to access funds or manage accounts, like ATMs, mobile and online banking services, bill pay and other convenient tools.

How To Open a Bank Account

To open a bank account, you’ll first need to select a bank and account type. Once you’ve done that, you can decide whether you want to open a bank account online or in person.

In either case, you’ll need a few pieces of information to get your new account started:

  • Your name, date of birth and Social Security number
  • A government-issued ID
  • Minimum deposit

If you’re opening a bank account online, you’ll also need some information to link an external account so you can make your opening deposit electronically. These details include your bank account number and routing number.

You could write a check or deposit cash if you’re opening a bank account at a branch. Keep in mind that online banks might have lower minimum deposit requirements than brick-and-mortar banks when opening a new account.

Once your new account is open, there may be a few additional steps to take. If you’re linking an external account for your initial deposit, you might need to verify one or two small trial deposits before you can add funds. You may also need to enroll in online and mobile banking before you can access those services.

Credit Union Vs. Bank

A bank is a for-profit institution, either privately held or publicly traded. Banks are focused on making profits and pleasing their owners or shareholders—not necessarily on the needs of their customers.

Some banks charge fees for accounts and services, pay lower returns or charge more interest on loans than other financial institutions. Deposits kept in banks are FDIC-insured up to $250,000 per depositor, for each account ownership category.

Credit unions are cooperative, not-for-profit organizations owned by their members. Membership typically revolves around individuals with a common interest or bond, such as an employer, industry, place of residence, faith or affiliation with other organizations. Because their focus isn’t on making a profit, credit unions tend to charge fewer fees than many banks and offer more competitive rates on deposit accounts.

All federal credit unions and most state credit unions are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which guarantees up to $250,000 per share owner, per insured credit union, for each account ownership category.

Bottom Line

The right bank account can make a significant difference in your ability to manage your money. Some of the best banks are online banks, which usually charge fewer fees and pay higher interest rates on deposits than traditional banks. Figuring out what you need most from a bank, whether that’s a higher APY on savings or branch banking access, can help you find the best bank for your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the best banks to bank with in 2022?

The best banks are those that offer a wide range of features, benefits and account types while charging minimal fees. A good bank also offers convenience when it comes to accessing your money. Searching for “best banks near me” can help you locate banks in your area that have a good reputation and offer superior customer service.

How long does it take to open a bank account?

Opening a bank account online can take 10 minutes or less if you’re organized and have everything ready beforehand. Opening a bank account in person at a branch could take a little longer if your banker needs to make copies of your ID or you need to go to a teller to make your initial deposit. How quickly you’re able to access your new account depends on the bank and may range from a few minutes to several days.

Is my money safe in the bank during a depression?

The FDIC insures funds held in member banks up to $250,000 per depositor, per account ownership type, per financial institution. This means that even if a depression hits, your money is safe up to the covered limits. The FDIC was established to protect depositors against bank failures, including those associated with severe economic downturns.

Is my money safe in the bank?

Banks are a safe place to keep money, as there’s virtually zero exposure to market risk. When you deposit money in a checking, savings or CD account at an FDIC-member bank, your funds are protected up to the coverage limits. Even in the rare event that your bank fails, your money would still be covered.

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FAQs

Which bank gives 7% interest on savings account? ›

Do Banks Offer 7% Interest On Savings Accounts? 7% interest isn't something banks offer in the US, but one credit union, Landmark CU, pays 7.50% interest, though there are major requirements and stipulations.

Which bank is most trustworthy? ›

The Lifestory Research 2022 America's Most Trusted® Bank Study found Chase the most trusted bank. The America's Most Trusted® Study is a large-scale survey of consumers in the United States that seeks to identify the brands that people trust the most within their respective industries.

What banks do millionaires bank at? ›

These 10 checking accounts are designed with the wealthy in mind and are intended for banking clients who desire convenient access to cash with premium benefits.
  • Bank of America Private Bank. ...
  • Citigold Private Client. ...
  • Union Bank Private Advantage Checking Account. ...
  • HSBC Premier Checking. ...
  • Morgan Stanley CashPlus.

What is the most financially stable bank in the US? ›

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is often considered the most secure of the national banks in the US. Wells Fargo can count on 12,000 free ATMs in its network and 6,200 brick-and-mortar branches all over the United States. This financial institution has $1.25 trillion in assets and counting.

How much interest does $10000 earn in a year? ›

Currently, money market funds pay between 0.85% and 1.05% in interest. With that, you can earn between $85 to $105 in interest on $10,000 each year. Certificates of deposit (CDs). CDs are offered by financial institutions for set periods of time.

Where can I put my money to earn the most interest? ›

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  • Switch to a high-interest savings account.
  • Consider a rewards checking account.
  • Take advantage of bank bonuses.
  • Try a money market account.
  • Check with your local credit union.
  • Consider certificates of deposit.
  • Build a CD ladder.
  • Consider buying bonds.
Dec 16, 2022

Who is the number 1 bank in America? ›

JPMorgan Chase is the top largest bank in the US, with a balance sheet total of $3.31 trillion.

What bank should I switch to? ›

Best overall, best for tools: Capital One 360. Best for savings, 3.00% APY (annual percentage yield) as of 11/08/2022: Marcus by Goldman Sachs. Best for savings, 2.00% APY: Chime. Best for checking, no monthly fees: Ally Bank.

What is the safest bank in USA? ›

The Safest Banks in the U.S.
  • JPMorgan Chase.
  • U.S. Bank.
  • PNC Bank.
  • Citibank.
  • Wells Fargo.
  • Capital One.
  • M&T Bank Corporation.
  • AgriBank.
Oct 9, 2022

What bank is Elon Musk with? ›

Morgan Stanley took the lead and organized a syndicate of banks—including Bank of America and Barclays—that committed to lending Musk $13 billion. The whole thing took less than a week.

Is Wells Fargo in trouble? ›

December 2022: The CFPB orders Wells Fargo to pay $1.7 billion in fines and $2 billion in consumer redress in connection with "illegal activity" across several of its product lines.

How much money does a rich person have in their bank account? ›

(FDIC) to break down the average and median balances by income. The top 1 percent of earners have a median balance of $1.13 million across various types of banking and retirement savings accounts. When you look at the average account balance, that number is even higher: $2.5 million.

What is the safest bank for your money? ›

PNC Bank. PNC only has branches in 27 states but is considered one of the safest banks in the U.S. In addition to $300 billion in assets, PNC offers: Data encryption. Two-step verification (with the option to add additional security at sign-on)

Which U.S. banks are too big to fail? ›

Examples of 'Too Big to Fail' Companies

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Citigroup Inc. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

What bank has the highest customer satisfaction? ›

ACSI's Finance Study 2021-2022 is based on interviews with 13,546 customers contacted via email between October 2021 and September 2022.
...
Best National Banks According to Customers.
Bank2022 ScoreChange From Previous Year
Citibank781
Bank of America771
Chase770
Wells Fargo763
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Nov 18, 2022

Where should I put my savings to make money? ›

The following ideas can help you make a plan to save and maximize your interest earnings.
  1. High-Yield Savings Account. ...
  2. High-Yield Checking Account. ...
  3. CDs and CD Ladders. ...
  4. Money Market Account. ...
  5. Treasury Bills.
Apr 8, 2022

How much money do you need in the bank to live off the interest? ›

Let's say you spend $50,000 on personal expenses and you have $1,000,000 in the bank. That means you need an interest rate that produces $50k from your principal amount minus taxes and fees. Using this equation, you can determine that you need at least 5% interest every year to comfortably live off of interest.

What should I invest 10k in? ›

10 Best Ways To Invest $10,000
  • Mutual Funds & Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)
  • Real Estate Crowdfunding.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Rehabbing & Home Improvements.
  • High-Yield Savings Account.
  • Start Or Add To An Emergency Fund.
  • Self-Directed Brokerage Account.
  • U.S. Treasuries.

Where can I put $20000? ›

How to invest $20k: 8 ways to make your money work for you
  • Invest with a robo-advisor.
  • Invest with a broker.
  • Do a 401(k) swap.
  • Invest in real estate.
  • Put the money in a savings account.
  • Try out peer-to-peer lending.
  • Pay for an education.
  • Pay off debt.
Oct 19, 2022

How can I get 5% interest on my money? ›

Here are the best 5% interest savings accounts you can open today:
  1. 27 Months: Sallie Mae CD – Up to 5.00% APY.
  2. 3 Years: Canvas Fixed Annuity* – Up to 5.50% APY.
  3. 5 Years: GILICO – Up to 5.60% APY.
  4. 10 Years: Oceanview Fixed Annuity – Up to 5.20% APY.

How can I get 10% interest? ›

HOW TO EARN A 10% ROI: TEN PROVEN WAYS
  1. Paying Off Debts Is Similar to Investing. ...
  2. Stock Trading on a Short-Term Basis. ...
  3. Art and Similar Collectibles Might Help You Diversify Your Portfolio. ...
  4. Junk Bonds. ...
  5. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) ...
  6. Investing in Real Estate. ...
  7. Long-Term Investments in Stocks. ...
  8. Creating Your Own Company.
Oct 26, 2021

Is Wells Fargo or Chase better? ›

The bottom line: Chase is a better choice for savings and CDs, but Wells Fargo has easily manageable checking options.

What are top 5 banks in us? ›

The five largest banks in the U.S., according to domestic assets, are Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank and U.S. Bank.

Which bank account us best? ›

Performance Of the Top Savings Bank Accounts of 2023
  • 1) State Bank of India (SBI) Savings Account.
  • 2) HDFC Bank Savings Account.
  • 3) Kotak Mahindra Bank Savings Account.
  • 4) DCB Bank Savings Account.
  • 5) RBL Bank Savings Account.
  • 6) IndusInd Bank Savings Account.
  • 7) ICICI Savings Bank Account.
  • 8) Axis Bank Savings Account.
Jan 12, 2023

What 4 bank accounts should I have? ›

Some experts suggest you should have four bank accounts -- two checking and two savings. You'll use one checking account to pay bills and the other for spending money. One savings account will be dedicated to your emergency fund and the other to miscellaneous goals.

Does switching banks hurt your credit? ›

Most of the time, changing banks won't affect your credit score. Which is a good thing, because during your banking life, you might consider a switch if you're looking for a better rate on savings or want to pay fewer fees. The facts are, opening new accounts generally doesn't trigger a hard check of your credit.

What are the safest banks to bank with? ›

Citibank and Bank of America offer the most protection for their customers, each providing three additional dimensions of security.

Is it better to bank with Chase or Bank of America? ›

Both Chase and Bank of America will do the trick if you prefer to do your banking in person, though Chase does offer the opportunity to earn a bigger bonus for opening a new checking account. But if high rates on your savings and avoiding overdraft fees and other charges are a priority, look elsewhere.

Which bank is in all 50 states? ›

JPMorgan Chase Becomes the Only Bank Able to Accept Government Deposits in all 50 US States | Business Wire.

Which credit union is best? ›

Best Credit Unions – January 2023
  • State Employees' Credit Union, APY: 1.77%, Min. Balance: $25.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.25%, Min. Balance: $5.
  • Members 1st Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.10%, Min. ...
  • America First Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.05%, Min. ...
  • Mountain America Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.05%, Min.

What banks does Tesla use? ›

You can find a copy of your contract in the 'Glovebox' section of your Tesla Account along with other documents.
  • BMO Harris Customer Service: (888) 340-2265.
  • Chase Customer Service: (800) 336-6675.
  • TD Auto Customer Service: (800) 556-8172.
  • US Bank Customer Service: (800) 872-2657.

Do rich people use credit unions? ›

While credit unions are often associated with small businesses and local families, higher net worth individuals and growth companies actually have a long history with these financial institutions. In fact, many have their own brand of private banking or wealth management for individuals and larger companies.

What is required to open a Swiss bank account? ›

If you're looking to open a bank account in Switzerland, the documentation you'll need is: A valid passport, Verification of the origin of your income (this could be a statement from your last bank), Confirmation of the address you listed (they might choose to send some mail to your address to verify this).

Is Wells Fargo a safe bank now? ›

Fortunately for consumers, there are thousands of financial institutions that are FDIC-insured, including Wells Fargo. FDIC insurance limits cap at $250,000. The FDIC insures certificates of deposit and money market accounts, along with traditional checking and savings accounts.

Is Wells Fargo still a good bank? ›

Wells Fargo is an excellent bank for those looking for both local branch access and digital banking services. The bank's interest rates on most of its accounts leave a lot to be desired compared to the best online banks, but they are comparable to other national banks.

Are credit unions better than banks? ›

Why Choose a Credit Union? Lower interest rates on loans and credit cards; higher rates of return on CDs and savings accounts. Since credit unions are non-profits and have lower overhead costs than banks, we are able to pass on cost savings to consumers through competitively priced loan and deposit products.

How much money is normal in a bank account? ›

How much does the average household have in savings? While the median bank account balance is $5,300, according to the latest SCF data, the average — or mean — balance is actually much higher, at $41,600.

Where do wealthy people put their money if not in the bank? ›

Examples of cash equivalents are money market mutual funds, certificates of deposit, commercial paper and Treasury bills. Some millionaires keep their cash in Treasury bills that they keep rolling over and reinvesting. They liquidate them when they need the cash.

Do banks look at how much money you have? ›

One of the things a lender looks for before approving a loan is your overall financial situation and reserves. They're looking to see how much money you would have available to be able to make your mortgage payment in case of hard times like losing your job, being unable to work due to injury or sickness, etc.

Should I keep all my money in one bank? ›

Keeping all of your money at one bank can be convenient and is generally safe. However, if your account balances exceed the deposit limit that's insured by the FDIC, some of your money may not be protected if the bank fails. And if you're a fraud victim, having cash all in one place could compromise more of your money.

Where is the best place to put your money in a bank? ›

High-Yield Savings Accounts

A high-yield savings account is the best place to keep short-term savings or an emergency fund you may need to access on short notice. You can add to or withdraw from your balance at any time, and there's no penalty for accessing your money.

Which bank is more trusted? ›

State Bank of India (SBI) is among the Fortune 500 companies. It is an Indian multinational and Public Sector Banking and Financial services firm. The company has its headquarters in Mumbai, India. SBI has over 200 years of rich heritage and legacy and is the most trusted bank by Indians for generations.

Which bank has highest rate of interest on savings account? ›

Savings Bank Account Interest Rates of Banks
Name of BankRates of Interest (p.a.)
Kotak Mahindra Bank Savings Account3.50% to 4.00%
State Bank of India (SBI) Savings Account2.70%
Yes Bank Savings Account4.00% to 5.25%
Citibank Savings Account2.50%
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How to earn 10 percent interest? ›

How Do I Earn a 10% Rate of Return on Investment?
  1. Invest in Stocks for the Long-Term. ...
  2. Invest in Stocks for the Short-Term. ...
  3. Real Estate. ...
  4. Investing in Fine Art. ...
  5. Starting Your Own Business (Or Investing in Small Ones) ...
  6. Investing in Wine. ...
  7. Peer-to-Peer Lending. ...
  8. Invest in REITs.
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What bank has the highest savings account interest? ›

Best High-Yield Savings Account Rates
  • MySavingsDirect - 4.35% APY.
  • UFB Direct - 4.11% APY.
  • Salem Five Direct - 4.10% APY.
  • Customers Bank - 4.05% APY.
  • CFG Bank - 4.05% APY.
  • Bask Bank - 4.03% APY.
  • Vio Bank - 4.01% APY.
  • Popular Direct - 4.01% APY.

How can I get 5% interest on savings? ›

Here are the best 5% interest savings accounts you can open today:
  1. Varo: 5% up to $5,000.
  2. UFB Direct: 4.11% on your entire balance.
  3. Current: 4% up to $6,000.
  4. NetSpend: 5% up to $1,000.
  5. Digital Federal Credit Union: 6.17% up to $1,000.
  6. Blue Federal Credit Union: 5% up to $1,000.
  7. Mango Money: 6% up to $2,500.
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