Is Glens Falls National Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: lower than average (-0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (-$211)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a cheap lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Glens Falls National Bank originated 616 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in NY (0.3% market share) and VT (0.0% market share).

On average, Glens Falls National Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.08%).1The comparable mortgages control for Glens Falls National Bank’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 $2932, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $3144, with a difference of -$211. Overall, we estimate that Glens Falls National Bank tends to be an cheap lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.12% 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 Glens Falls National Bank.

Glens Falls National Bank originated Conforming 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 Glens Falls National Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.08%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$262
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.11%

Based on the table above, Glens Falls National Bank is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Glens Falls National Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$90
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.13%

Based on the table above, Glens Falls National Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Glens Falls National Bank:

Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 
Top holder: ARROW FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Registered city and state: Glens Falls, NY, 12801

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Glens Falls National Bank’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.