The College Investor Best-Of Awards 2023
For over 10 years, The College Investor has been reviewing products and services for consumers in banking, investing, student loans, insurance, budgeting, and more.
Our goal is to help you make better informed financial decisions - and most of those choices will intersect a financial product or service at some point. Here are our picks for the best financial products and services in 2023.
- Best Free Checking Accounts
- Best High-Yield Checking Accounts
- Best High-Yield Savings Accounts
- Best Money Market Accounts
- Best College Student Checking Accounts
- Best Starter Checking Accounts
- Best Online Banks
- Best Credit Unions
- Best Overall Bank CD Options
- Best Business Checking Accounts
- Best Business Savings Accounts
How Do We Make Our Picks?
The College Investor is dedicated to helping you navigate the complex financial decisions you have to make at each step of your financial journey. To do this, we provide advice, guidance, guides, and review tools to help you make better decisions.
There are thousands of financial products and services out there, and we believe in helping you understand which is best for you, how it works, and will it actually help you achieve your financial goals. We test, try, use, and review as many products and services as we can find. Our picks are based on our experiences and your feedback.
Brands and companies can NEVER pay us for reviews or inclusion on these lists.
Our amazing team or editors and writers decides these lists based on their reviews and experiences using these products and services. Our team of experts has been using and testing these tools for over a decade, and their work has been featured by major media outlets you know and trust.
Here's a selection of a few of the team members involved:
Robert Farrington, Editor-in-Chief
Robert has been reviewing and testing financial products and services for over 12 years and has vast experience in the consumer-facing Fintech space.
Sarah Sharkey, Writer
Sarah is a personal finance writer that has been reviewing and comparing banking and investment products for over 5 years.
Eric Rosenberg, Writer
Eric is a personal finance writer that has been covering investing, taxes, crypto, and more for over a decade.
Frequently Asked Questions
The College Investor team reviews products and services, polls our audience, conducts surveys, analyzes rates, fees, rewards, and other features, to come up with an opinion about how a product or service serves our readers best.
Never! We never allow companies to pay to be featured in our comparisons and awards. We also never allow or accept compensation from a company to be reviewed. All of our reviews are strictly the opinion of our editorial team.
We update the accuracy of our content daily. This means if any product or service has a feature or rate change, we update our reviews an comparisons to reflect that. In general, we update our overall "best of" awards highlighted here annually. In some rare circumstances, products or services may change and we might update our lists as needed.
We are always focused on our end goal of making sure you, the reader, know our opinions of the best options. And if something changes, we're not going to wait months to share the news.
Reader feedback is incredibly important to our mission. We try and use these products, but we simply cannot always keep up, find every use case, or encounter every issue. If you have feedback for a product or service, please leave a comment on the respective review. We take these into consideration as we update our picks, and it's also helpful for other readers who may be thinking about using a product or service.