Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Recognized by Forbes as One of “World’s Best Banks” for Second Consecutive Year

Bar Harbor, Maine (April 29, 2024) – Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB), the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce the Bank has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for the second consecutive year. The annual list was developed based on responses from more than 49,000 individuals surveyed about their satisfaction with their current or former financial institution.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Forbes as one of the best banks in the world,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We have built a bank that our customers can depend on, not only from a security perspective but as a partner who can provide the resources they need to bank with ease and the guidance from experienced bankers that can help them meet their financial goals. Our approach to banking works, which is why Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is the only bank in New England to be recognized by both Forbes as one of the world’s best banks and by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Regional Banks in 2024.”

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has been serving the financial needs of Northern New England residents and businesses since it was founded in 1887. The Bank expertly balances the delivery of digital services that customers require, such as mobile banking and mobile deposit, with a personal approach to banking that customers desire including a full-service network of more than 50 branches across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. In addition to the back-to-back “World’s Best Bank” recognition by Forbes, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Regional Banks” by Newsweek and received the Doing Well by Doing Good Award from Mastercard®, all within the past 18 months.

Forbes annual list of the World’s Best Banks was curated and published in partnership with market research firm Statistic based on the results of a global survey about consumer satisfaction with banks that offer checking or savings accounts. Respondents relayed their overall satisfaction and whether they would recommend the bank to others. They also rated each bank on five criteria: trustworthiness; terms and conditions; customer service; digital services; and quality of financial advice.

Visit the Forbes website at to learn more about the 2024 “World’s Best Banks” recognition and the selection process.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $4 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.


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