What your dollars need to know about Maine accounts

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By CHELSEA COOK  |  September 25, 2012

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When you move to a new city, you need your money as accessible as it can be — especially if you're lucky enough to get a refund from the finance office after your student loans come through. And students are choice targets for bank marketing; the likelihood is that you'll stick with your first bank for many years to come. (Ask those USM grads who banked "local" with Peoples Heritage before it became Banknorth, then TD Banknorth, and are still with the Toronto-based TD Bank.) We combed through the banks with branches around southern Maine to see what offers there are to attract your investment, and what services they have available.


Androscoggin Bank
ANDROSCOGGINBANK.COM

13 local branches

SPECIAL STUDENT OFFER: Blue Wave Access checking account waives the monthly $10 service fee as long as you get e-statements, have 1 direct deposit, and have 10 debit transactions each month

FREE CHECKING with minimum balance (no free checks)

MOBILE BANKING

FREE ATMS only at bank's own machines

FREE ONLINE BILLPAY including to utility companies and individuals (for rent)

 

Bangor Savings Bank
BANGOR.COM

14 local branches

FREE CHECKING with no minimum balance (no free checks, but will buy your unused old checks)

MOBILE BANKING

FREE ATMS worldwide

FREE ONLINE BILLPAY including to utility companies and individuals (for rent)

 

Bank of America
BANKOFAMERICA.COM

32 local branches

NO FREE CHECKING $25 minimum deposit

MOBILE BANKING

FREE ATMS only at bank's own machines

FREE ONLINE BILLPAY including to utility companies and individuals (for rent)

 

Bank of Maine
THEBANKOFMAINE.COM

32 local branches

SPECIAL STUDENT OFFER student credit cards available, depending on credit score

MOBILE BANKING

FREE CHECKING with no minimum balance (no free checks)

FREE ATMS nationwide

FREE ONLINE BILLPAY including to utility companies and individuals (for rent)

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