Approved Financial Institutions
These institutions are approved to participate in IOLTA.
Platinum Level Partners
These institutions offer an annual net yield of 2.5% or higher and tie their deposit rate to a recognized market indicator.*
Gold Level Partners
These institutions offer an annual net yield of 2.0% to 2.49% and tie their deposit rate to a recognized market indicator.*
Silver Level Partners
These institutions offer an annual net yield of 1.5% or higher.
These institutions are approved to participate in IOLTA, but offer a less favorable interest rate on IOLTA accounts than our Prime Partners.
- Berkshire Bank (VT Branches)
- Citizens Bank (VT Branches)
- Claremont Savings Bank (VT Branches)
- Community National Bank
- Community Bank
- Green Mountain Credit Union
- Key Bank (VT Branches)
- Lake Sunapee Bank , a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust(VT Branches)
- Ledyard National Bank (VT Branches)
- National Bank of Middlebury
- NBT Bank (VT Branches)
- Northfield Savings Bank
- Opportunities Credit Union
- Peoples Trust Company
- TD Bank (VT Branches)
- Union Bank
- Vermont Federal Credit Union
- Vermont State Employees Credit Union
- Wells River Savings Bank
- White River Credit Union
Rule 1.15C(b) of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct requires members of the Vermont Bar to maintain their trust accounts only in financial institutions approved by the Professional Responsibility Program:
Overdraft Notification Agreement Required. A financial institution shall be approved as a depository for attorney trust accounts if it shall file with the Professional Responsibility Board an agreement, in a form provided by the Board, to report to the Board in the event any properly payable instrument is presented against any attorney trust account containing insufficient funds, irrespective of whether or not the instrument is honored. The Supreme Court may establish rules governing approval and termination of approved status for financial institutions, and the Board shall annually publish a list of approved financial institutions. No trust account shall be maintained in any financial institution which does not agree to make such reports. Any such agreement shall apply to all branches of the financial institution and shall not be canceled except upon 30 days’ notice in writing to the Board.
Financial institutions which have not been approved may obtain information as to how to become certified by contacting the Office of Disciplinary Counsel at (802) 859-3000.