Open and manage a checking account
Our account guides have the information you need to shop for and manage a checking account to keep your money safe.
Each bank or credit union has its own rules as to when it will let you access money after you deposit a check, but federal law establishes the maximum length of time a bank or credit union can make you wait. Read more
You could be charged overdraft fees in connection with checks, electronic payments, or debit cards. There are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate overdraft fees associated with your account. Read more
Understand your situation
Know your rights
Submit a complaint
Having trouble with a financial product or service? If you've already tried reaching out to the company and still have an issue, you can submit a complaint. Tell us about your issue—we'll forward it to the company and work to get you a response, generally within 15 days.