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Emily
Emily

Went to a branch in May. The 5 bill payments are not needed as shown on their brochure. The banker told me the $50 only needed enrollment in e-statement, which can be done immediately on the app. No CC fund is allowed, must be cash. They had a better offer of $237 last year when the school starts, but seemed to be only in branch.

Emily
Emily

Update: They now provide a $300 bonus from June 18-25 in branch. The opening $100.00 promotional offer rose to $200. Rest two parts are the same.

snailrock
snailrock

Just checked my Chex report, and apparently they pulled it on the day I applied (I believe only when I went in-branch, not when I initially tried signing up online and was rejected, which was a few days earlier I think) as well as three (!) other times within that month and again once two months later. I had a good amount of history though

Steve
Steve

3/12 – account opened
3/30 – debit card transactions and billpay done
4/8 – $50 and $100 bonus post

s5kf

I opened a BankHometown account in-footprint (MA), look like the same terms
DP1: Chase World of Hyatt Visa funding coded as “Financial institutions: merchandise and services” , not cash advance
DP2: Ally bank transfer did not work as DD (just reported on Bank DD page)
DP3: The “$50.00 promotional offer” does not trigger if the first stage (“$100.00 promotional offer”) is not completed.

Churny McChurn
Churny McChurn

Just want to confirm that you can get a bonus at both bankESB and their sister bank, Hometown Bank at the same time.

I know there’s no language about it, but ive had issues with sister banks before, and I was concerned it would be an issue. I hope this DP helps anyone eligible for both bonuses.

Anna
Anna

I was denied online for an account with some generic excuse. Didn’t get a ChexSystems pull. The rep at the phone line I was directed to suggested if I went in branch I’d be able to open one, and when I went in-branch they did do a pull and approved me at 26/24.

Additionally, the Amherst branch has an offer $100 higher than the normal one (added onto the first requirement). And if you open in-branch (any branch I’m assuming), there’s a referral bonus available, which they confirmed was stackable with the normal offer. $50 for the referrer if the referred has a DD of at least $25 or sets up online banking and has 5 debit card transactions.

Dave
Dave

Fifteen days since canceling this account, yet still no refund.
Dispute filed with CC yesterday.

droffacts
droffacts

says online session timed out when i try to access application on three different browsers.

tinker25
tinker25

Account opened Jan 21, setup online login, all looks good. $1000 charge posted BoA Jan 23, Then Jan 27, got a short email from bank stating account is closed with no reason explained. $1000 charge still not refunded as of today. I did not have many new accounts. Never been denied by any bank. Just an FYI, this bank is weird.

Dave
Dave

Still waiting for my funding refund also, tinker. I’m going to dispute the charge
if it is not received by Monday morning. Never again with this bank..

s5kf

did you provide a good phone number because they will call to verify about the CC funding. i found out that they will only process the funding if they reach you on the phone.

FB
FB

This small-time bank was holding my initial funding along with the
voicemails that others mentioned, so I told them to just close it.
They now sent a letter saying that [they’ve] decided not to grant
the account. What a sad sack of potatoes spin there 🙂

Den
Den

Were you able to get your funding amount automatically refunded to you after that, or was that an additional hassle?