Best bank for a teen checking account?

My mom and I are looking to open myself a teen checking account. I heard Captial One is a good bank. I live in Virginia if that makes a difference. And my religion does not believe in interest(muslim) so please dont go off of the bank that has the highest interest rate. Thank You!

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  • 8 years ago
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    I suggest that you visit several banks and credit unions with your mother. Speak to the customer service personnel. Bring a written list of questions which are important to YOU. Find out the features and charges of each of their accounts. Find out how many ATMs are available, and whether there is a service charge for using the ATM. Make sure you get everything in writing. Do not accept anything the customer service person tells you verbally. ►All institutions are required to print a schedule of fees. Read each schedule carefully, especially the small print and the footnotes. ◄

    Credit unions generally have lower fees and are friendlier to their depositors. This is because credit unions are owned by—and answer to—their depositors. Banks are owned by stockholders who view depositors as nothing more than a source of income.

    There is no best bank, best credit union, or best bank account. You need to look at the totality of each bank’s or credit union’s services, accounts, and fees. Every bank and credit union offers several accounts with different features and different fees. Some banks and credit unions may have low overdraft fees, but high fees in other areas. Some accounts waive all fees if you maintain a minimum balance. Ask each institution about the minimum amount you have to keep in your account to avoid a monthly maintenance fee. Also ask if the amount you have to keep in your account is based on the average amount you have in your account during the month, or whether it's based on the lowest amount you have in your account on any single day during the month. The minimum balance varies from institution to institution. For example Bank of America in Dallas, Texas sets its minimum balance for its checking accounts at $5,000 to avoid monthly maintenance fees. Other accounts have a monthly fee, but no fee on each transaction. Other accounts have no monthly fee, but a fee for each transaction.

  • Rob
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    interest at a bank , sorry that is funny.

    banks barely give enough to buy a hamburger.

    as a teen, you personally can not open an account.

    your parents must open one in your name.

    do read and actually understand ALL the fees u

    get if u do not abide by their rules.

    if u get a debit card = cancel it as it can cost

    u 100s$ monthly.

    learn to live on cash /checks only.

    learn to balance account each time u use a


    interesting reading for u - Total money makeover,

    dave ramsey.

    good knowledge is good luck.

    Source(s): excredit junkie.slave
  • 8 years ago

    You find one that is near to your home and where you are most of the day. Mine has a branch in the grocery store. There are many other offices though.

    Any bank will collect extra money for themselves; you are borrowing/using their money. The problem comes when there is excess interest, say 59% or even higher.

    Anyone who has a mortgage, that's everyone I think, borrows someone else's money. So who gets the money for this favor?

  • 8 years ago

    Try First Community Bank.

    They are a regional bank in the area thats serves VA, WV, NC and some parts of PA..

    Source(s): been a customer for over 20 years...
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