Although finding a bank checking account with the right blend of amenities and services is important, one of the things you should consider when researching your options is the bank behind the account. Just a few of the questions that can help you make an informed decision you'll be comfortable with now — and for years to come — include:
- Has it recently won awards?
- Is customer service readily available?
- Are its policies customer-friendly?
- How easy to use is the bank's website?
- Does the bank offer a range of products you need beyond just a bank checking account?
Although we can't answer these questions about every online bank, we can tell you that at Ally Bank, our products and services have recently been recognized as some of the best available. MONEY® Magazine named the Ally Bank High Yield CD one of its "100 Best Money Moves" in 2011 (April 2011).
In addition, deposits in your accounts are FDIC insured to the maximum allowed by the law — and come with live, 24/7 customer service, which you can access online at Allybank.com or by phone at 877-247-ALLY (2559). And for those seeking a great checking account as well as fantastic way to save, we offer a wide range of options, including interest-bearing checking accounts, high-interest savings accounts, CDs, money market accounts and more.