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March 2, 2023

5 Things to Look For When Choosing A Bank

Choosing The Right Bank For You

Banks offer a variety of financial products and services, each with its own unique features and benefits. Here at Partners Bank, we want to help you explore the different styles of banking and what sets us apart.


Most banks offer a range of financial products and services that are designed to help individuals and businesses manage their money and achieve their financial goals. By understanding the different styles of banking, you can choose the products and services that best fit your needs and work towards a more secure financial future. Banking abroad? Look for big banks with national & international availability. Do you value banking on the go? Seek out brands with mobile and online banking solutions. Looking to build a relationship with a bank for business & personal items? A local community bank will dedicate the time you need. Explore our list of 5 Things to Look For When Choosing A Bank

  1. Consider your financial needs:

    Before choosing a bank, it’s essential to consider your financial needs and goals. Do you need a checking account, savings account, or both? Looking to borrow money, mortgage a house, or take out a personal loan? Partners Bank offers a range of banking products and services that can meet the needs of individuals and businesses of all sizes.

  2. Look at the fees:

    Many Banks charge fees for various services, such as ATM withdrawals, overdraft fees, and/or monthly maintenance. It helps to understand these fees before opening an account or taking out a loan. Partners Bank offers low or no fees for many of our services, making banking more affordable for our customers.

  3. Look into the Technology & Services Offered:

    Online and mobile banking solutions have become increasingly more important throughout the years. Look for banks that offer a mix of these products with an added focus on customer support. This will ensure you’re able to bank on the go, while still providing access to real-life support when you need it. At Paratners Bank, we like to call ourselves the “Community Bank with the Big Bank services” because we provide the 24/7 options people need today along with the ability to speak to a live person when you need to.

  4. Consider customer service:

    A bank’s customer service is essential, especially when dealing with financial matters. Ensuring you’re choosing a bank that has your best interest in mind is key. Look to a bank that can provide the level of customer service you’re looking for with accessibility features that are essential to you. Partners Bank is known for its exceptional customer service, with local staff who are dedicated to helping customers achieve their financial goals.

  5. Check out the community involvement:

    Supporting your local community is essential, banks that care about the community inherently care about their customers. Partnering with a bank that is actively involved in community initiatives is a great way to stay up on community initiatives and know you’re banking with people who care. In 2022 alone, Partners Bank donated over $900,000 to local nonprofits along with the donation of our employee’s own time working on these projects.



What Sets Partners Bank Apart?

Partners Bank proudly offers a range of banking services, from specialty product bundles to 24/7 banking solutions. Serving as a community bank to southern Maine and New Hampshire, what sets Partners Bank apart is our team and commitment to the community.

The staff at Partners Bank is deeply invested in the community they serve. From our tellers’ greetings when you enter the building, to our Community Care Center answering every call, our team is passionate about providing exceptional customer service. Partners Bank employees work with you to help find the banking services you need and build long-lasting relationships.

Partners Bank staff take the time to get to know our customers and understand their unique financial needs. When customers voiced the need for 24/7 banking services, Partners Bank invested in online and mobile banking solutions.

In addition to a customer-focused approach, the staff at Partners Bank is known for its friendliness and approachability. They strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in their branches throughout Maine & New Hampshire, making it easy for customers to feel comfortable and ask questions as needed. In a world of automation, Partners Bank publishes all branch phone numbers, so you’re just a call away from real-life customer support.

Partners Bank staff are also dedicated to giving back to the community. They are actively involved in local charities and organizations, utilizing an Employee Donation Program each month which gives back $1,000 to an employee-picked organization, along with frequent volunteer initiatives to support the communities of Maine and New Hampshire.

Overall, the staff at Partners Bank sets us apart from other banking options in southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our commitment to exceptional customer service, personalized solutions, approachability, and community involvement makes Partners Bank a trusted and valued partner for individuals and businesses alike.

With so many banking options available, it can be challenging to know where to start. This list of 5 Things to Look For When Choosing A Bank is just a starting point. Partners Bank is here to help you find the banking services that are right for you. Give us a call or stop by one of our branch locations to learn more.