Checks all work the same way, but not all checking accounts are created equal.
Fees and charges can vary dramatically from bank to bank and region to region, making it important for savers and bill-payers to compare closely what costs they may face.
Read MoreCatering to the unbanked
WalletHub recently released a report comparing costs for checking accounts at 25 major banks nationwide and came up with a ranking of the most and least expensive places to do business.
Here's WalletHub's list of the five most and least affordable.
Posted 2 Sept. 2014