Customers can deposit checks remotely through their phones and computers. Each checking account comes with free checks and a debit card.
Money market accounts
The Ally Money Market account offers a competitive interest rate. Unlike the savings account, free checks and a debit card are provided with the money market account.
Those individuals looking to access an account through ATMs and who want to write checks might want to choose the Ally’s Money Market Account over its savings account.
However, retail bank customers can speak with a representative over the phone 24/7. Customers can also tell how long the phone wait will be on Ally’s website. They can also use the live chat feature online.
The Ally Bank mobile app has a high rating of 4.7 on iOS and a 4.1 rating on Google Play. Among the more interesting features on Ally’s mobile app is one that helps you get into the habit of saving. The app will analyze customers’ checking accounts and automatically move money into their savings when its algorithms deem it safe to do so.
Ally Bank is an online bank that grew out of the banking division of General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), which was originally an auto financing company. In 2009, GMAC Bank was converted into Ally Bank.
Today, the bank offers consumers nationwide a wide range of products, including credit cards, home loans, money market accounts, investment products, certificates of deposit, checking accounts and savings accounts. The bank’s holding company, Ally Financial, is a leading financial services provider with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. It serves millions of retail customers and thousands of automotive dealers.
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Ally Bank is a part of the Allpoint Network. That gives Ally Bank checking account customers access to more than 43,000 in-network ATMs. Ally also will reimburse up to $10 at the end of each statement cycle for fees charged at out-of-network ATMs.