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Portland Metro Area

Including Portland, Augusta, Brunswick, Lewiston, Auburn, South Portland, Waterville, Scarborough, Saco, Westbrook, and 95 other towns.

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Portland is the largest city in Maine and a key city in the northeast. Situated in southern Maine on the Atlantic Ocean about 115 miles from Boston, Portland has Maine's largest port. The wider Portland region encompasses many of the cities and towns in southern Maine, including Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, Auburn, Brunswick, Waterville, Scarborough, Saco, and Falmouth. Overall, the greater Portland metro area has about half a million people.

Portland is a major banking center, and many large national banks have regional headquarters in the city. Notable banks headquartered in Portland and the surrounding area are TD Bank, N.A., TD Bank USA, N.A., The Camden National Bank, The First, N.A., and Norway Savings Bank. They are among the nearly 30 banks and 40 credit unions that are based in the Portland area. The oldest active bank in the region is Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, which was established in 1827. Altogether, there are more than 45 banks and 50 credit unions with a total of about 560 branches operating in the greater Portland region.

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TD Bank Checking Account Bonus Of Up To $300
Saw the advertisement when I was logging into my Yahoo account. TD Bank’s promotion page shows two bonuses: $150 for opening a TD Convenience Checking account with cumulative direct deposit
11 Month CD 1.50% New Money
All service members welcome along with veterans and family. $1,000. min. Our Rates - PERSONAL
1.10% Money Market Account
1.10% Annual Percentage Yield Personal and Business Money Market Accounts are available for new customers to Northeast Bank. APY is accurate as of 12/01/2015 and may change thereafter. $5,000 minimum
Black Friday 3 Month CD Special 10% APY
Now through November 27, Service CU has a 3 month CD Special earning 10% APY.  $250 minimum and $1K maximum.  One CD per member. Welcome to Service Credit Union
$150 Visa Gift Card When Opening New Checking/Savings Accounts NYC
Ken wrote about this ( and now there's another new TD branch at 174 Varick Street (Greenwich Village area) offering the same promotion.  The offer is good through November 22, 2015.