PNC Bank

B+ MyBankTracker Rating

2,798 branches, Financially Strong, Growing, Innovative

Best Feature: Unique Product Offerings
  • Large branch network of more than 2,700 locations throughout 19 states
  • Recognized for a special account, called Virtual Wallet, that helps you manage saving and spending
  • Enjoy competitive interest rates on certificates of deposit (CDs)
  • Earned a strong MyBankTracker Rating of B+ because of steady consumer reviews and lower-than-average fees

As the 5th largest U.S. bank, PNC continues to blur the lines between big, small and online banks with innovative products and adoption of new technologies (especially on mobile). Like other big banks, PNC doesn’t offer free checking, but it tries to make it fairly simple to avoid monthly fees. Additionally, PNC often promotes lucrative account sign-up offers, so be sure to take advantage of these deals if you feel PNC is the right fit.

Honorable Mentions

Bank of America

4,871 branches, Financially Strong, Online / Mobile Banking

Best Feature: Financial Literacy Program
  • Boasts a massive nationwide footprint as the 2nd largest U.S. bank
  • Find convenience in its all-in-one banking experience with a long list of financial products and services in addition to great online and mobile banking tools
  • Deserves praise for hosting a financial literacy program that helps people save, budget, and tackle debt to reach goals

Wells Fargo

6,353 branches in 39 states, Mobile Banking, Large Assortment of Product Options

Best Feature: Variety of Banking Options
  • Last quarter’s winner for Best National Bank
  • Has the largest physical presence in the country with more than 6,000 locations throughout 39 states
  • Offers a full suite of financial products and services ranging from savings accounts to mortgages to wealth management