This series of articles on checking account basics is designed to help you get more from your checking account. Here’s what we’ll cover:

Everyone knows a checking account is a simple way to handle everyday money needs. But are all checking accounts the same? Though there may be many similarities between checking accounts at various banks, it pays to do some research to find the one that best meets your needs.

Take Ally Bank Interest Checking, for example. With it, you earn consistently great rates on any account balance with free online bill pay and no monthly maintenance fees. We don’t charge a fee at any ATM nationwide and, when another bank does, we reimburse you.

And the Ally Bank website is easy to use. Whether you need to make a deposit, check your balances or transfer funds, everything you need is just a few mouse clicks away. You can even send money via email or mobile phone number with Ally Bank and Zelle® — with no fee.

Learn more by visiting or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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