The Best Banks & Credit Unions in Vermont That Don't Use ChexSystems

ChexSystems can be a real pain to deal with when you’re trying to get a bank account opened in your name. It was established as a system to monitor and screen people who are looking to open checking and savings accounts. But the side effects of this kind system can result in you being unable to open a bank account even if you haven’t done anything shady.

Fortunately, there are still more than a couple of banks in Vermont that don’t use ChexSystems for verification. We’ll be looking at some of these banks as well as what your options look like if you get flagged by ChexSystems.

Your Top Pick

BBVA is one of the most well-known banks for Vermont residents that are looking to avoid ChexSystems verification (BBVA bank uses Early Warning Services to screen new applicants). Their free checking account offers some of the most extensive features and all it takes is a $25 account opening fee to get started.

Why is it recommended for you?

Right now, a free checking account at BBVA is the only trusted option for anyone listed on ChexSystems or looking for a Second Chance Checking account. With a high approval rate and excellent features and conditions, this is a fantastic opportunity to get back on track and rebuild your credit.

  • ChexSystems OK
  • No monthly Service Charge
  • No monthly account balance minimums
  • Relaxed account opening requirements
  • Free ATM withdrawals on BBVA ATMs
  • Online & mobile banking facilities included
  • Customizable banking alerts
  • Member FDIC

You can open this account with as little as $25 for your initial deposit

Open a BBVA Account Now!

Local Banking Options

Following is the web's most comprehensive list of banks and credit unions in Vermont that do not use ChexSystems and which may approve you for a bank account.

Please note that any unsuccessful attempt to open an account may have a negative impact on your credit history and score.

To avoid this, please check if there are any proven, top picked solutions are available in your area (listed above) or on our page with best non-ChexSystems banks and other banking alternatives.

See more: Comprehensive List of Non-ChexSystems Banks

Another note to add is that it's a good idea to get your free annual report and try to dispute ChexSystems.

This list also contains email responses from banks as well as applicants’ personal experiences and comments. This page is updated regularly, so please consider adding it to your bookmarks.

  • Opportunities Credit Union
    Form of Verification:


    Email from Bank:

    We have limited transaction accounts for folks in your situation. We can get you back on track and then with some time and new history, fully operational at some point.

    Types of Accounts Offered:

    Second chance accounts

    Learn more about Opportunities Credit Union
  • White River Credit Union
    Form of Verification:


    Special Notes

    I asked:

    Can you please tell me what you use to verify new checking and savings accounts? Do you use ChexSystems, TeleCheck, EWS or a credit report?

    They responded: We don’t use any of these systems.

    Email from Bank:

    We do not use these systems but we do reserve the right to run a credit report on you.

    Types of Accounts Offered:

    Personal checking and savings

    Learn more about White River Credit Union
  • Rockland Trust
    Form of Verification:


    Special Notes

    As long as the debt is paid and the report does not show fraud, they will open an account.

    Email from Bank:

    You may apply for a Rockland Trust checking / savings account at any time. If you have proof of payment you may want to bring it with you when you apply for your account. At the time of the account opening we will run your information through ChexSystems again and should see that the debt has been paid.

    Types of Accounts Offered:

    Personal checking, savings and business accounts

    Learn more about Rockland Trust