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Bangor Savings Bank VS Capital One 360

Which bank is better for you?

  • Financial Rates: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Variety of Terms: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Required Opening Amount: 5.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Good variety of accounts available
  • Competitive interest rates on CDs
  • Low opening required amounts
  • Many ways to contact customer service

Cons:

  • Cannot open CD accounts online
  • CDs have tiered interest rates
  • Early withdrawal fee is half of interest
  • No ten-day interest rate guarantee
  • Financial Rates: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Variety of Terms: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Required Opening Amount: 5.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • CDs offer competitive interest rates
  • No required amount to open CDs
  • Rate Lock Guarantee
  • Good variety of terms available

Cons:

  • Cannot deposit money during the term
  • Partial principal withdrawal not allowed
  • Must link CDs to external bank accounts
Bangor Savings Bank CD Review

There is a good variety of CD terms available through Bangor Savings Bank. The terms range from three-months to 60-months. There are a total of nine different CD terms offered through Bangor Savings Bank.

Bangor Savings Bank CDs offer competitive interest rates. The rates are competitive with other online CDs. Bangor Savings Bank CDs interest rates are slightly lower than other online CD terms. These CD rates are much higher than typical bank rates. Even the short-term CDs offer competitive interest rates.

The opening required amount is the same for each CD term. Each Bangor Savings Bank requires $500 to open. You must keep this balance in your CD to earn the competitive interest rates on these CDs.

There are a number of ways to contact customer service with Bangor Savings Bank. They have branch locations in Maine and New Hampshire. They offer live chat, email, mail, and phone options to contact customer service. You can also follow Bangor Savings Bank on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

You cannot open any of the Bangor Savings Bank CD accounts online. To open a CD with this bank you must visit a local branch location. Bangor Savings Bank has over 50 branch locations in Maine and New Hampshire.

The CDs available through Bangor Savings Bank have tiered interest rates. To earn the most competitive interest rates you must be a Benefits Plus Customer. To be a Benefits Plus Member you must meet certain requirements. Talk to customer service about those requirements when you open your CD.

If you withdraw money before your CD reaches the maturity date, Bangor charges a penalty. The penalty for most of the CD terms ends up being half of the earned interest of the CD term. For CDs with a term length of 12-months, the penalty is six-months of interest. For 36-month CDs, the penalty is 18-months of interest. The 48-month and 60-month CDs both have the penalty of 24-months of interest.

Bangor Savings Bank does not offer an interest rate guarantee. The interest rate you earn for the life of the CD term is the rate on the day you open the CD. If the rates increase shortly after you open your CD, your interest rate will not increase.

Read the full Bangor Savings Bank review.

Capital One 360 CD Review

The interest rates for Capital One 360 CDs are competitive. Each of the terms offers competitive rates. The rates are competitive with other online CDs. The interest rates are not tiered. There is no required balance to earn competitive rates.

The Capital One 360 CDs do not have a set amount required to open the account. You choose how much you want to invest in the Capital One 360 CDs. The CDs cannot exceed $1,000,000.

Capital One 360 CDs offer a Rate Lock Guarantee. You fund your CD by linking it to an external account, which can be another Capital One account. Capital One 360 gives you 10 days to confirm ownership of the linked account. Because this takes a few days, your CD interest rate will be the highest one offered during those days.

Capital One 360 offers a good variety of CD terms. The CDs range from six months to five-year terms. They offer a total of nine CD terms. Each of the terms is FDIC insured.

The only deposit you can make into your CD is when you initially open the account. You cannot add money to the CD during the term life.

During the CD term, you cannot withdraw partial amounts of the principal. These types of withdrawals are only allowed during the grace period. If you make a withdrawal before the maturity date, you will be charged a fee.

To fund your Capital One 360 CD, you must link the CD to an external bank account. Once you have the CD linked to an external account, you can transfer money into the CD. The linked account can be another Capital One account.

Once your CD matures, you cannot add money to the current CD. If you have more money to add, your current CD will be closed and Capital One 360 will help you open a new CD. That CD will include the money from the previous CD and the money you want to add.

Read the full Capital One 360 review.

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