When it comes to banking, few things beat the convenience of having an account with a very large bank. Often, these banks have a number of branches around the country and provide some of the best technological features on the market, and a huge number of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.
Being with a larger bank makes it easier for you to bank online, either on the web or on a mobile device. A larger bank also provides wider range of serves and expertise to help you with your financial needs. You may not get the same kind of interest rates on a savings account like you would with an online bank, nor are you likely to get the same kind of personal customer service that you would get from a community bank. But large banks are more equipped to handle a high volume of transactions.
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About the ratings: "The Smart Rating is a weighted average that calculates a quantitative rating based on interest rates, account fees, and financial information provided to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). These scores take into account the bank's interest rates, account fees, number of branches, ratio of equity to non-current loans, and annual deposit growth. Together, these factors form a good indication of the overall quality of the bank."