Is NBT Bank NA An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at NBT Bank NA with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: lower than average (-0.19%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: higher than average (+$270)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a cheap lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, NBT Bank NA originated 2237 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in VT (0.8% market share), NY (0.7% market share), and NH (0.3% market share).

On average, NBT Bank NA’s interest rates were lower than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.19%).1The comparable mortgages control for NBT Bank NA’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages. Its average total loan related closing cost was $3524, which was higher than those of comparable mortgages at $3254, with a difference of +$270. Overall, we estimate that NBT Bank NA tends to be an cheap lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.16% compared to comparable mortgages at other lenders.2Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate. Nevertheless, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with NBT Bank NA.

NBT Bank NA originated Conforming and FHA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost on by each of the mortgage types it originated below:

Home Purchase Mortgages from NBT Bank NA compared to other lenders

Conforming FHA
Interest Rate Difference -0.20% -0.10%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$229 +$232
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.17% -0.07%

Based on the table above, NBT Bank NA is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from NBT Bank NA compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.20%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference +$442
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.13%

Based on the table above, NBT Bank NA is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about NBT Bank NA:

Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 
Top holder: NBT BANCORP INC.
Registered city and state: Norwich, NY, 13815

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1. The comparable mortgages control for NBT Bank NA’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages.
2. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate.