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The Bank of Bennington

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1.50%5-year CD5 Year CD
0.75%1-year CD1 Year CD
0.20%SavingsSavings Account

Overview / Commentary
155 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201

The Bank of Bennington is headquartered in Bennington and is the 7th largest bank in the state of Vermont. It is also the 1,716th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1917 and as of March of 2017, it had grown to 59 employees at 4 locations. The Bank of Bennington's money market rates are 14% higher than the national average, and it has an A health rating.

Reviews (1)

It Works, But Be Careful Going Abroad.

Posted by: Anonymous | Aug 7, 2011

I've had a checking account with a debit card from the Bank of Bennington for a very long time.
I notified them that I was going to Europe, mostly Germany and the Netherlands, in December of 2009. Bless my soul if I wasn't left stranded in Berlin with every ATM in the city denying my debit card!! I called my parents, freaking out about it, and they called the bank. What did they say? "Try more ATMs."

I tried every ATM walking three miles down Ku-damm, a pretty main street in Berlin. Every one denied me. Luckily, I met some really nice people at my youth hostel, and we went out to eat, my card worked as a credit card (approved, not denied, finally) and they paid me back in cash. I did this twice in Berlin.
I went back to Europe on a music tour in July 2010, and was only in Germany for about five days, but the same thing happened. I was prepared for it that time, and had gotten cash from an ATM in Belgium. It seems to be only German ATMs that have a problem with my card, but I didn't appreciate the lack of support from my bank the first time, when I was 17 years old and stranded in a foreign city.

Otherwise, I've had no issues using my account and am very satisfied with service from the Bank of Bennington.


Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #30350
Year Established1917
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.56%
Return on Equity - YTD5.67%
Annual Interest Income$3.6MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$404.5MM$400.4MM
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$325.4MM$320.4MM
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$274.4MM$259.7MM
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$40.4MM$38.0MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$3.9MM$3.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$2.8MM$1.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$524.00K$387.00K
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The Bank of Bennington Savings Account Rates

1.00%*-$25kKids' Savers
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $25k+
0.50%--Health Savings Account (HSA)
0.20%--Savings Account

The Bank of Bennington Money Market Rates

0.50%*$250k*-Premier Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $25k | 0.25% $25k - $250k

The Bank of Bennington Checking Account Rates

0.05%--N.O.W. Checking
0.05%--50+ Free Checking

The Bank of Bennington CD Rates

1.50%$500-5 Year CD
1.35%$500-4 Year CD
1.25%$500-3 Year CD
1.15%$500-2 Year CD
1.00%$100-15 Month Super Saver CD
0.75%$500-1 Year CD
0.60%$500-6 Month CD
0.50%$100-3 Month CD

The Bank of Bennington IRA Rates

1.50%$100-5 Year Fixed IRA
1.35%$100-4 Year Fixed IRA
1.25%$100-3 Year Fixed IRA
1.16%$100-18 Month Variable IRA
1.15%$100-2 Year Fixed IRA
0.60%$100-6 Month Fixed IRA
0.50%$100-3 Month Fixed IRA

The Bank of Bennington Locations
The Bank Of Bennington155 North StreetBennington, VT 05201
Arlington Branch3198 Route 7aArlington, VT 05250
Phyllis Lane Branch32 Phyllis LaneBennington, VT 05201
Manchester Center Branch78 Center Hill RoadManchester Center, VT 05255