Think about what you want in a bank. Convenient branches and ATMs? Low fees? Many products for deposits, such as CDs and money market accounts, and loans, such as mortgages and car loans? Flexible hours? Or maybe you’re considering an online bank.
You can find a bank by asking family and friends about their bank. Or you can research different banks on SavingsAccounts.com to find the right bank for your needs.
When you’ve narrowed down the search, look at the details, such as the new bank’s fee schedule as a part of your due diligence and what balance you need to qualify for free checking.