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Best Bank Accounts

Best Savings Account

Sallie Mae Bank’s Money Market account (recent yield 0.9%) and High Yield Savings account (0.8%) come without fees or minimum-deposit requirements.

Best No-Fee Account

Ally Bank doesn’t ding you with maintenance or minimum-balance fees on its checking and savings accounts, and it reimburses all ATM charges.

Best High-Yield Checking Account

Earn 3% on up to $15,000 in the Lake Michigan Credit Union Max Checking account. You have to set up direct deposit and meet other usage requirements to get the 3% rate.

Best Relationship Banking Account

PNC Performance Select Checking reimburses all ATM fees and offers bonus rates on CDs plus other perks with just a $5,000 monthly balance.

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