Veterans Benefits Banking Program

A checking account designed for veterans and their families.

Supporting Our Nation's Former Military with the Veterans Benefits Banking Program. 

At Middlesex Savings Bank, we take pride in our commitment to inclusivity and community, ensuring support for all groups of people, including our nation’s military and their families. That’s why we’re proud to participate with the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP) to offer specialized financial services tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.  

VBBP benefits include:

  • A free, no minimum balance Freedom Blue® Checking Account to any veteran using direct deposit for their VA benefits
  • Free online banking
  • Free bill pay
  • Free telephone banking

Whether you’re looking for personalized financial guidance or seamless access to in-person and online banking services, Middlesex Savings Bank is here to provide support every step of the way.

Other ways we’re committed.

  • Since 2000, we've contributed over $400,000 to local veterans organizations 
  • Community involvement in programs that serve military personnel and veterans in our local communities
  • Actively recruit military service members and veterans for career opportunities
Middlesex Savings Bank is a full-service bank serving individuals, families, and business owners throughout central and eastern Massachusetts.
Launched in 2019 through a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Association of Military Banks of America, the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP) is designed to offer veterans and other VA benefit recipients a secure, cost-effective means to receive and manage their VA monetary benefits. The program aims to streamline banking decisions for veterans by providing a curated list of participating financial institutions that not only meet stringent account requirements and customer service standards but also understand and cater to veterans' unique financial needs. By encouraging veterans to open accounts at these institutions, the VBBP facilitates the safe and efficient management of their monthly monetary benefits through direct deposit. Learn more
  • Free online Bill Pay saves you time and money compared to writing out paper checks
  • A free debit Mastercard® is your key to making purchases at millions of merchants worldwide and making withdrawals at thousands of fee-free ATMs
  • Enroll in monthly e-Statements help you keep a close eye on important financial matters
  • Free text message banking for when you need quick information about your accounts
All accounts subject to approval. Benefits apply to accounts where the service member is the sole or joint accountholder. See Consumer Fee Schedule