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The best banks for seniors will help them manage their retirement funds and much more. Banks and credit unions have different criteria for setting up a senior account. In some banks, age 50+ qualifies for a senior account; at other banks, 65 is the minimum age. The top banks for senior citizens offer lots of benefits, in addition to free or low-cost checking. Many offer high-interest senior accounts, low deposit requirements for free checking, free money orders, cashier’s checks, and wire transfers, free notary services, discount brokerage accounts for seniors, free deposit boxes, and free foreign transactions for seniors.

Since many seniors spend their retirement years traveling, the best banks for senior checking often offer online banking services, for easy access anywhere in the world. Other benefits for the include: discounted travel planning and travel insurance, free or discounted traveler’s checks, and emergency funds in case of a lost or stolen wallet. Free senior checking is common at most banks, but you can really do yourself a favor by shopping additional benefits and looking for a senior account with no hidden fees. Best choices in senior bank accounts vary by user preference.  

If you’re comfortable using online banking services, you’ll find lots of convenient and time-saving features like photo deposit, online billpay, automatic bill pay, and online transfers. Many credit unions also offer online gift card shopping, so you can send gifts from your computer or smartphone, without ever going near the mall! If you’re less comfortable with online banking, be sure to look for a bank with plenty of branches and ATM locations near you. 

Make sure to vote for your favorite bank that caters to seniors below, and add any we might have missed to this list. 

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BB&T is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
BB&T Finance, Insurance Carriers, National Commercial Banks

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7 1
M&T Bank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
M&T Bank State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

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8 4
PNC Bank is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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7 3
U.S. Bancorp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
U.S. Bancorp Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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Valley National Bank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Valley National Bank Finance, Insurance Carriers, Financial Services

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4 1
TD Banknorth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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3 0
Cascade Bank is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Cascade Bank

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4 2
Ally Bank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Ally Bank Bank

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4 2
Huntington Bancshares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Huntington Bancshares Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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3 1
Barclays Investment Bank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Barclays Investment Bank Finance, Investment banking

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2 0
Synovus Bank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Synovus Bank

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First Chicago Bank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
First Chicago Bank

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Alliance Bank & Trust Co is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Alliance Bank & Trust Co

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3 2
Sandy Spring Bank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Sandy Spring Bank

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FIRST CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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2 1
Capital One Bank (USA) Nationa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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Zions Bancorporation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Zions Bancorporation Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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2 1
Amegy Corp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Amegy Corp

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2 1
East West Bank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
East West Bank State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

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1 0
First National Bank of Pennsyl... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
First National Bank of Pennsylvania

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STATE STREET BANK & TRUST CO is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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MUFG Union Bank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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People's United Bank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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Valley Bank South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Valley Bank South Dakota

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Gate City Bank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Gate City Bank Financial Services

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Bank of the West is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors

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0 1
Great Western Bank is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Great Western Bank

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0 1
First National Bank Kansas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
First National Bank Kansas

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RBC Bank (USA) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
RBC Bank (USA) State Commercial Banks, Commercial Banking

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0 3
Florida Credit Union is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bank for Seniors
Florida Credit Union