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79 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

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Bunch Of Whiners On Here

Posted by: mishad | Apr 26, 2018

Reading through these reviews I see a common theme: a bunch of people whining that they weren't able to open an account. C'mon people, it's an ONLINE BANK. They don't know you like your local bank knows you. Of course they have to go through stricter ID verification to open an account. And for those whiners saying "oh I have such great credit, why did they deny me?!?", NEWS FLASH. Your credit score doesn't determine whehter you can open a bank account. Banks use reports like Telecheck, Chexsystems, or EWS. You could have an 800 credit score, but if you wrote a bad check when you were 18, or left a negative balance at another bank, you're not going to pass the app. Stop saying it's the bank's fault you didn't pass and get to the bottom of WHY there's an issue with your report. I was a little worried when I saw all these terrible reviews, but then I did my homework and saw that they have hundreds of reviews on other sites from actual customers, which hold more weight than disgruntled peopled who couldn't pass the app. Anyway, glad I gave them a try. Great rates, and no issues yet!

Bank 5 Connect online

i decided to use Bank 5 Connect as a way to put away money into a checking account that i can use, aside from my primary checking account, to minimize security risks and internet fraud as i was primarily going to use this account for internet shopping . i decided to use this internet bank because after some research i heard that it provided a .75% interest on checking accounts if you keep a balance of grater or equal to $100. They also have no minimum to open an account. the setup process for a new account is fairly straight forward; you enter most of the pertinent information, provide supporting documentation and make a deposit to start the account. the hardest part of opening a new account was providing document information to confirm identity, namely, you have to provide a driver's license information or other type of state issued ID. Also, providing funds for the initial deposit was a bit cumbersome as their website does not seems to want to add information from a current bank online, in fact, after multiple tries to do this i ended up having to upload a bank statement from my current bank in order to make a initial $10 deposit. The bank statement also serves as a secured confirmation of identity. after providing a deposit you open the account and it works the same as most banks, except that there are to brick-and-mortar branches so deposit and withdrawals can be made online, or you can use ATMs participating in their network to get cash out. i use this account for internet shopping so taking cash out was not a big deal. They also provide you with an ATM card you can use and a web application - which needs work, but has all the main functions available. in summary, Bank 5 Connect serves its purpose in providing me with a simple means of accessing and transfering money over the internet without too much hassles and the need to visit a physical branch at any time.

Account Application

At first I was very excited to see if the interest rates were for real and give this bank a trial run with a checking/savings accounts. When I applied I had the same problem as a few other people that are commenting here. I was denied for applicant authentication issues. I knew this was a problem before applying, because I did my research. So I made it a priority to make sure everything was accurate when applying. They asked me if I wanted to re-apply, but for now I'm just annoyed. It shouldn't be this difficult to open an account so unfortunately I will not be trying this bank out. In my experience, If there are issues from the beginning, there will be issues in other areas.
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Rejected Application From Someone With An 825 Credit Score

Posted by: Amadeo82 | Jan 8, 2019

Not sure how anybody gets accepted at this "bank". Just got two letters delivered on the same day informing me that my application was declined "based on something on your TransUnion credit report". I just pulled my report like I do every month and it's 100% clear, credit score is 825. Look elsewhere and don't bother with these fools. I suspect they're harvesting low-credit people so they can profit off of overdraft and other fees.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
FDIC Certificate #23286
Year Established1855
Employees188
Primary RegulatorFED
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.51%
Return on Equity - YTD5.72%
Annual Interest Income$24.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$953.2MM$858.0MM
LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$713.0MM$636.0MM
DepositsQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$822.2MM$737.1MM
Equity CapitalQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$82.3MM$82.2MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$6.5MM$6.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$1.4MM$2.6MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2018vs Q3 2017$750.00K$154.00K
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Bank5 Connect Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.05%$100-Savings Account

Bank5 Connect Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.76%$100-Checking Account

Bank5 Connect CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.90%$500-36 Month Connect CD
2.70%$500-24 Month Investment CD
2.55%$500-12 Month Connect CD
2.40%$500-21 Month CD Special
1.75%$500-18 Month Connect CD
1.45%$500-6 Month Connect CD
Locations

Bank5 Connect is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 79 North Main Street - Fall River, MA 02720

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