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BBVA vs Santander Bank

BBVA is a full service bank with lots of checking options and innovative features. How does it compare to Santander Bank? Read our comparison chart below.

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Benefits and Features

Savings 0.03% APY. $25 Minimum opening deposit. $1 monthly fee, unless 1) You have a Santander Checking Account, or have 2) $100 average daily balance in your savings account.
CD 0.10% - 2.25% APY. Terms ranging from 3 months to 5 years. Minimum deposit of $500, with Santander Checking Account.
Money Market 0.03% - 0.05% APY. Must be Santander Premier Plus Checking Account holder. Minimum deposit of $25. No monthly fee.
Customer Service Mon-Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (ET) (excluding Christmas Day)
ATMs Over 2000 ATMs throughout the Northeast, including in many CVS/pharmacy┬« locations
Locations 
Over 575 branches in the US
 

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 BBVA
SavingsStarStarStarEmpty StarEmpty StarStarStarStarEmpty StarEmpty Star
CheckingStarStarStarStarEmpty StarStarStarStarStarEmpty Star
Customer ServiceStarStarStarStarHalf StarStarStarStarStarEmpty Star
Mobile AppStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarHalf Star
ATMsStarStarStarStarStar
CDStarStarStarStarStar
Money MarketStarStarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Pros & ConsPros:
  • Free checking
  • Lots of ATMs
  • Excellent customer service
Cons:
  • Low savings APY
  • Branches only in 7 states
Pros:
  • Easy to waive monthly fees
  • High APY for CDs
  • Free student checking
Cons:
  • Low interest for Premier Plus Checking
Bottom LineFull service bank with lots of checking options and innovative features... Read full reviewNortheastern bank with low requirements to waive fees... Read full review

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BBVA: Pricing information from published website as of 4/1/2020

Santander Bank: Pricing information from published website as of 09/23/2021 based on 91107 zip code.

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