Answers about Interest-Bearing Accounts

I closed my interest-bearing account, but the bank did not pay me all the accrued interest.

If you closed the account before the bank credited accrued interest, generally that interest is not paid out. (This is known as forfeiture of interest.) However, the bank must disclose this policy in the account agreement you received when you opened the account.

To find out your bank's policy, review the account agreement.