This year marks our 100th Anniversary! Look for celebrations throughout 2017 as we thank our customers for making us the trusted and local community choice.
Why Choose The Bank of Bennington?
Working together with residents and businesses on a local level, we want to build the economic vitality of the communities we serve, and serve the economic needs of community members at every level.
We firmly believe that keeping money local is the surest way to a brighter, more secure future for Bennington County, the surrounding area, and all residents. Here are other compelling reasons to choose us.
Local Banks Grow the Local Economy.
We invest in local businesses and individuals with loans and we employ local people
Decisions are Made Right Here.
Our world headquarters are right here in Bennington County so there is no waiting for answers from across the region or country.
We Have What You Need in a Bank.
Savings, Checking, Home Equity Loans, Mortgages, IRAs, CDs, Holiday Clubs, Online Banking, Telephone Banking—the list is practically endless!
Trained IRA Professionals to Help You
Our Customer Service staff is experienced and knowledgeable about Roth and Traditional IRAs, as well as other retirement funding accounts.
We offer business and individual checking accounts with no monthly maintenance fees!
We Support Area Non-profits by Donating Staff Time & Money.
We believe that the non-profits in our area enrich all of us every day, so we donate dollars and staff hours to a number of community organizations.
We’re a Mutual Bank!
We don’t have shareholders to answer to, only customers.
Very Low Employee Turnover
Our average employee tenure is over 10 years, because we like our jobs.
We’ve Maintained a 5-Star Rating, the Highest Possible,
from Bauer Financial for 25 Years!
We are now one of The Best of Bauer
The 5-Star rating is the highest level of strength and performance a bank can receive from Bauer and we’ve earned that rating for 100 consecutive quarters! Learn more at www.bauerfinancial.com.
Free Online Banking and Bill Payment
Save stamps, save hassles, pay bills online for free!
Free Checking with Interest for 50-Plus Customers
Who says getting older doesn’t have great benefits?
Kids’ Savers Accounts Earn a Special Rate.
We want to help young people learn how to take care of their money, so we provide special incentives for them.
We’re an SBA Preferred Lender.
This is the highest distinction a bank can receive from the SBA. As a preferred lender, we can approve loan applications internally – which means the process moves more quickly.
Free Telephone Banking.
Call up your account and find out how it’s doing! Check balances, verify transactions, and transfer money 24/7 by calling 1.800.216.1103.
We’re Committed to Investing in Small Businesses
in the Community.
We are passionate about helping the businesses in our communities thrive.
We Issued our First Mortgage in 1917, and Haven’t Stopped Since!
We’ll celebrate our 100th birthday in just a few years.
We are the Fastest Growing Bank in Vermont.
We’re outstripping the competition and have for the past 5 years.
We Employ More than 50 People.
That’s a significant number for our area—each of them shopping, dining, and buying services in the area, keeping the money local.
Loan Officers Who Know the Area
Whether you’re buying a home or a business, it helps to work with someone who knows the territory. Our lenders have 135 combined years of experience and they will help you through the borrowing process.
More Convenient than Most!
You won’t find an easier bank to get to. With 4 nearby locations and generous hours (extended hours on Fridays and most branches open Saturday), we’re simply at your service. Our branches have easy-in, easy-out access, and all have drive-up windows and ATMs. There are additional ATMs in Shaftsbury and Bennington. And of course, we are always available online.