What You Need to Know About Overdraft Protection

10/30/2018 | Personal Finance

If you make a payment that exceeds the balance in your checking account, that is an overdraft. Depending on your arrangements with the bank, you may be have a fee imposed, or the draft may be rejected by the bank. Overdraft protection is designed to protect you from these issues. Here’s a look at the […]

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Community Banks Versus Big Banks

10/23/2018 | Personal Finance

Some people think community banks are just a smaller version of big banks, but that’s generally not the case. These entities don’t just differ in size. They differ significantly in their priorities, how they treat their customers, and their commitment to customer service. To help you get a sense of the differences between big banks […]

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Do You Really Need a Large ATM Network?

10/16/2018 | Personal Finance

ATM surcharges add up over time. To avoid this expense, many consumers think they need to choose a bank account connected to a large ATM network, and typically, that means choosing a big bank with ATMs all over the country. However, it may not be necessary. You can avoid these surcharges without a large ATM […]

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Are Free Checking Accounts the Best Checking Accounts?

10/09/2018 | Personal Finance

People are naturally drawn to the word “free”, and when it comes to checking accounts, free accounts do offer a lot of advantages. However, are they really the best checking accounts? The answer depends on your situation and your bank’s definition of a free checking account. What Is a Free Checking Account? A free checking […]

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Stephen Morris - Hometown Hero 2018

Hometown Hero Spotlight: Stephen Morris

10/02/2018 | Community

Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.   MEET STEPHEN MORRIS October 2018 Hometown Hero   Stephen Morris is actively […]

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