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Get a Jump on St. Patrick’s Day

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

Come join us on Sunday, March 12th at 1:00 PM. for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. What better way to get out and celebrate the coming on of spring, longer days and all that is good in our community! (Note this, is the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day.) There is a new route as well, […]

How to Plan a Purr-fect Flight With Your Cat

by Gregory Karp @ NerdWallet

Taking a cat or kitten along on a commercial flight can seem like a straightforward idea, but the logistics can mount. You may face additional costs, not to mention documentation…

Jon Farmer

by Smart Bank @ SmartBank

Jon Farmer graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a B.S. in Marketing. He completed...

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Your Guide to Insuring Someone Else's Life

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Buying life insurance on someone else and naming yourself as beneficiary might sound like a plot point in a film noir mystery. But taking out a policy on another person…

Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

by Lauren Schwahn @ NerdWallet

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can…

SVMC Gets Kid Friendly!

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

SVMC Waiting Rooms Now Kid-Friendly The Bank of Bennington donated $25,000 this past summer to help in the hospital’s effort to bring a child-friendly atmosphere to what can be, for kids especially, a scary place. It was part of the bank’s 100th Anniversary celebration and highlights the bank’s commitment to building a better, stronger community. […]

Basic Bank Current Account from eccount banking - Bad Credit Banking

Basic Bank Current Account from eccount banking - Bad Credit Banking

Tuxedo Eccount

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Billy Carroll

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President & Chief Executive Officer Billy Carroll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of...

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New and Retiring Board Members

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

Mark Donavan, President of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Bennington, announced that four new directors have joined the Board. Two joined this year, and two in preceding years. The new directors are John Ahearn, Billy Brownlee, Jason Morrissey, and Justin Salem. Retiring from the Board this year are longtime trustees Jim Horst, a […]

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These 5 Gas-Saving ‘Tips’ Don’t Work

by Philip Reed @ NerdWallet

When gas prices spike, drivers love to swap gas-saving tips. The crazier the tip, the faster it seems to spread. The problem is, some such “tips” are more urban legend…

Terry Saban

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Terry Saban is the Co-founder and CEO of the Nick’s Kids Foundation, a 501 ©...

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Steve Tucker

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Steve Tucker graduated from the University of Alabama degrees in Finance and Accounting as well...

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BoA Discontinues eBanking Checking Account |

BoA Discontinues eBanking Checking Account |


BoA has discontinued a checking account with an easy-to-beat fee.

We Won!

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

The Bank of Bennington is delighted to be awarded the the Best of Business Awards from the Vermont Business Magazine’s annual competition! We won the first EVER Vermont Business Magazine readers poll of the best stand-out businesses in the Green Mountain State for Bennington and Rutland Counties. Read more about it here:

You Don’t Have to Overpay for Your First Home

by Holden Lewis @ NerdWallet

A typical first-time home buyer pays thousands of dollars more than an experienced buyer would pay for the same house, according to research from two housing economists. First-time buyers overpaid…

Brown Appointed to National Advisory Group

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

James Brown, President and CEO of The Bank of Bennington, has been appointed to the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee, a national group that advises the Department of the Treasury on best practices for mutual savings banks. Formed by the Dodd-Frank Act, the committee is made up of ten mutual bank CEOs from around the […]

Life Insurance and Millennials — What to Consider Now

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Getting married, buying a house and having kids are all good reasons to purchase life insurance. But if other financial priorities keep getting in the way, there’s an economic consideration…

Best Online Checking Accounts of 2018 - NerdWallet

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Aspiration Summit Account Overall bank rating:   1% APY on balances of at least $2,500 What else we like about it RADIUS HYBRID Overall bank rating:   0.85% APY on balances…

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Essex Bank

Manage your accounts easily with eBank Online Banking from Essex Bank. Access your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Doing Your Own Taxes? Pros Say Avoid These 4 Blunders

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re trying to do your own tax return, but some mistakes seem to happen way too often. We asked a couple of tax pros…

Beverly Atchley

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William A Pruett

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William A Pruett, also known as Bill, served as Senior Executive Vice President TSYS (Total...

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Are These 5 Things Worth Credit Card Debt?

by Erin El Issa @ NerdWallet

People don’t talk much about their credit card debt, but it’s common to have it — and to have mixed feelings about it. A recent NerdWallet survey found 55% of U.S. adults…

Healthy Homes of Bennington

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

Southwestern Vermont Health Care helps employees become first-time homeowners. The Bank of Bennington and Southwestern Vermont Health Care established Healthy Homes for Bennington L3C to revitalize single-family homes in downtown neighborhoods. The first of three abandoned, run-down properties was unveiled to the community on Wednesday, February 22nd, with first-time homeowners as the occupants. Employees of Southwestern Vermont […]

Mike Reilly

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Mike Reilly currently holds the position of emeritus chairman of Randall-Reilly, a Media and Information...

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Vt Magazine On Our 100 Years

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

Vermont Magazine thought our 100-year history was impressive and interesting, so they wrote this nice article about us with many historic pictures from our archives. Here is an article that appeared in March/April issue of Vermont Magazine. Vermont Magazine Article

How 12 Olympians Pinched Pennies to Chase Gold

by Teddy Nykiel @ NerdWallet

We’re used to hearing stories of triumphant Olympians overcoming all odds to achieve their dreams. But for many, staying afloat financially is a lesser-known hurdle as they ski, skate, jump,…

Beau Wicks

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Beau Wicks is a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa. He is a 1983 graduate of The...

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Karen Worcester to Head New Rutland Branch

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

RUTLAND, VT – The Bank of Bennington recently announced that Karen Worcester has joined the bank as Manager of their newest branch at 143 Woodstock Avenue in Rutland.  Worcester joins The Bank of Bennington with nearly thirty-years of banking experience. She started her career as a teller for Vermont National and was most recently an […]

The Bank of Bennington Celebrates 100th Anniversary with $25,000 Donation to SVHC

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

On July 10th, 2017, The Bank of Bennington presented a $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Wednesday morning at the bank’s flagship location at 155 North Street in Bennington. The funds, given in celebration of the bank’s centennial year, are dedicated to the creation of several interactive, child-friendly waiting areas within the health […]

Gina Simpson

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Gina Simpson is a native of Alabama and a multiple graduate of The University of...

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SmartFinancial Reports Break-Even Net Income for the Fourth Quarter after Deferred Tax Asset Charge

by Kelley Fowler @ SmartBank

Performance Highlights Record high total assets of $1.7 billion, net loans of $1.3 billion, and...

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake April 1st!

by admin @ The Bank of Bennington

Register a Team now for the 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, April 1, 2017. For 30 consecutive years Bowl for Kids’ Sake has been the primary fundraising event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Register a team NOW! “We’re very proud to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as the […]

Is Online Banking Safe? How to Boost Your Banking Security

by Margarette Burnette @ NerdWallet

When you bank online, you trust that your account is safe from hackers. Even so, online accounts can seem to consumers like easy targets: Instead of robbing a bank, a…

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