No Return Benefit

Providing protection and peace of mind for checking customers.

No Return BenefitSM can help give you an added level of protection against unanticipated cash flow emergencies and account reconciliation errors. Of course, we encourage our customers to manage finances responsibly, and to avoid overdrafts altogether. But services such as No Return Benefit can help avoid the awkwardness, merchant fees, and other issues that can result from denied transactions.

For program details, qualifications, and considerations for the No Return Benefit service, please see the Important Information About Your Account booklet.

How does my No Return Benefit work?

With No Return Benefit, Bangor Savings Bank may honor overdrafts up to the limit established for your account. Once the service is in place, it remains active as long as you maintain your account in good standing.

What does my No Return Benefit cost?

No Return Benefit is available as a courtesy for our checking account customers. There is no additional cost unless you draw against insufficient funds extending beyond our grace threshold of $5. The fee for overdrafts is noted in our Common Fee Schedule and is currently $32 per transaction.

How soon can I use my No Return Benefit?

You may use the overdraft limit assigned to your account within 30 days after opening, provided that you make at least two deposits that total twice the No Return Benefit limit for your account type. You will receive a letter in the mail notifying you when your account is enrolled.

What is my No Return Benefit limit? If I have two checking accounts, can I get No Return Benefit limit on both?

Locate your account type below to determine your No Return Benefit limit. If you have multiple accounts you may have a No Return Benefit limit on all eligible accounts.

Benefit Checking; Benefit 62 Checking $500
Benefit Plus® Checking $750
Business Complete Checking $1,000

How do I know when I have used my overdraft? What if I go beyond my No Return Benefit limit?

You will receive an overdraft notice in the mail each time a transaction is paid against insufficient funds. Overdrafts above and beyond your established No Return Benefit limit may result in a check or checks being returned to the payee. The standard overdraft fee will be charged per item and assessed to your account. Note that the amount of any overdraft plus our standard overdraft fee (as noted in the Common Fee Schedule) will be deducted from your No Return Benefit overdraft limit.

How quickly must I repay my No Return Benefit?

You should make every attempt to bring your account to a positive balance as soon as possible, and certainly no later than 30 days. If you are not able to do so, you will receive a letter from Bangor Savings Bank informing you of the situation and your options. If, after a period of time, your account has not been brought to a positive balance, we may suspend your overdraft limit and take other steps to recover funds.

What if I do not want to have No Return Benefit on my checking account?

In the event you would like to have this service removed from your account, you may do so by calling 1.877.Bangor1 (1.877.226.4671). However, doing so would result in any items presented for payment with insufficient funds may be returned to the payee with our standard non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee of $32 per item being charged.

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