The minute you start getting your first paychecks, you are going to need a place to store that money because keeping it in your pocket simply is not safe. However, a quick stroll to any bank or financial institution might stir up confusion because you will see that there are various different accounts available, and different options and features available with each. A lot of people have asked the question, "What are the different types of bank accounts?" Answering that question may be hard because each bank will have their own, different types of bank accounts. Listed below however, is a brief overview of the main types of bank accounts.
The two types of bank accounts that are heard about most often are the basic checking account and the savings account: Checking account is one of them.
A checking account is basically an account that allows an individual to deposit, withdraw and transfer money as much as he or she wants. The check is the primary resource that is utilized for using the deposited money; sometimes a check is even used to deposit money in another account. Most banks will also issue a debit/credit card that will allow literally 24 hour access to the money in an individual's bank account via an ATM (Automatic Teller Machine). A checking account is sometimes referred to as a standard bank account because most people sign up for this type of bank account as their regular bank account.