Information on banks, credit unions, rates and more.
Bank Accounts and Services
When choosing and using your bank or credit union account, it’s important to know your options. From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Bankrate.com — Banking
Tracks rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts, and provides bank reviews.
Banks, Credit Unions & Consumer Lenders
Verify a financial service provider’s license or registration, file a complaint, or access alerts and other consumer information. The Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions reviews and responds to consumer complaints about financial institutions they regulate.
Don't Have a Bank Account?
Bank On’s goal is to ensure that everyone has access to a safe and affordable bank or credit union account. View the list of low- or no-fee Bank On Certified Accounts by state. Includes a list of banks that offer online account registration. From the national nonprofit organization, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund.
Choosing a Safe and Affordable Account
Advice on how to choose and open a bank account. Includes links to banks in your area that provide Bank On Certified Accounts. These accounts are basic, low- or no-fee and available to anyone. From the American Bankers Association.
7.1 million U.S. households are without a bank account. If you would like to open an account, this website will help you get started . Many FDIC-insured banks offer accounts with low (or no) monthly maintenance fees when you have direct deposit or maintain a minimum balance. Many also offer free access to in-network automated teller machines (ATMs). Deposits are insured up to $250,000. From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Also available in Spanish.
The National Credit Union Administration provides consumers and credit union members of all ages and life stages important financial literacy and personal finance information and resources, including:
Consumer Assistance Center
Assists consumers in resolving disputes with credit unions and providing information about federal consumer financial protection and share insurance matters.
Share Insurance Tookit
Deposits at all federal credit unions and most state-chartered credit unions are covered by National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund protection. Find out more about NCUSIF protection and coverage.
Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP)
Banking options for veterans and their families. A partnership of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA).