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Portland Metro Area

Including Portland, Augusta, Brunswick, Lewiston, South Portland, Auburn, 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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Service Credit Union Adds Two Short-Term Certificate Specials
Availability: Residents of New Hampshire and portions of Massachusetts (Cape Cod); active and former members of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense. New Hampshire-based Service Credit Union (Service CU)
20Month CD Special, 1.50% APY $1,000 Minimum
Service CU has a new 20month CD Special earning 1.50% APY.  There's also a 9month CD Special earning 1.00% APY. The 27month CD Special is no longer available, but the
TD Bank Has Online $150/$300 Checking Bonuses
Availability: Checking bonuses are available only online to residents of CT, DC, DE, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VA, and VT. In the past
10% 3-Month CD Special BUT $1,000 Max At Service CU
Service Credit Union has started to advertise its upcoming Black Friday Specials. Unfortunately, the CD special isn’t that great. At first look, it may appear hot, but the very short
New Dimensions FCU Adds Competitive 15-month CD
Availability: Residents of Kennebec and Somerset Counties, Maine. Earlier this month, New Dimensions Federal Credit Union (New Dimensions) added a 15-month Share Certificate (1.51% APY) to its product line. The