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Bangor Savings Bank VS PurePoint Financial

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: 3.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Competitive interest rates on CDs
  • Different ways to fund accounts
  • Variety of CD terms available
  • Best Rate Commitment

Cons:

  • High opening required amounts
  • Fee for early withdrawals does not vary
  • One-time deposit to open CDs
  • Must sign up for online banking
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.

PurePoint Financial CD Review

PurePoint Financial offers competitive interest rates on each CD term. Their interest rates are competitive with other online CD accounts. PurePoint rates are some of the leaders in the market of online CD accounts. The interest rates are not tiered. Any amount over $10,000 earns the most competitive interest rate offered.

There are four ways to fund your PurePoint CD accounts. Fund your account through an online electronic transfer from a linked account. You can also fund your account through a mobile deposit, a wire transfer, or by mailing in a check. You can only make a deposit into PurePoint CDs when you open the account.

There are a variety of CD terms available through PurePoint Financial. The terms range from six-months to five-years. There is a total of nine CD terms offered. Each of the terms requires $10,000 to open.

PurePoint Financial offers its Best Rate Commitment. Once you fund your PurePoint CD, they watch the rates for ten days. During that time, whatever is the highest rate offered will be the rate you receive for the duration of the CD term. If you renew your CD for the same term, you are again given the ten-day period to lock in the highest rate.

To open PurePoint CDs requires a high amount. Each term requires $10,000 to open. Once you open the account, you earn the most competitive interest rates for any balance over $10,000. PurePoint CDs do not have tiered interest rates.

There is a fee if you withdraw money from your PurePoint CD before it reaches maturity. The fee for any CD term length is 181 days of interest on the withdrawn amount. That fee applies to every PurePoint CD.

The opening required amount to open PurePoint CDs is $10,000. That amount must come from a one-time deposit of at least that amount. The deposit can only come from a single account. If PurePoint does not receive that funding within 45 days, they will close the account. Once you open and fund a CD, you cannot deposit into the CD during the life of the CD term.

To open an account with PurePoint Financial requires signing up for online banking. It does not matter if you open an account over the phone, online, or in person. If the primary account holder does not enroll in online banking within 90 days, PurePoint will close the account. If you open an account over the phone, you only have 30 days to enroll in online banking. A valid email address is also required.

Read the full PurePoint Financial review.

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