Citizens & Northern Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Citizens & Northern Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Citizens & Northern Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Citizens & Northern Bank nationally:

Review ItemCitizens & Northern Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.07%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$77)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Citizens & Northern Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.07%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$77. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Citizens & Northern Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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Citizens & Northern Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Citizens & Northern Bank was most active in:

  1. Williamsport, PA
  2. Elmira, NY
  3. St. Marys, PA
  4. Binghamton, NY
  5. Bloomsburg, PA

Citizens & Northern Bank’s Rate Review by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Citizens & Northern Bank originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.02%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$295-$7
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.04%+0.00%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$143
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.08%
Average Star Rating(3)

As a summary, Citizens & Northern Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Citizens & Northern Bank is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Citizens & Northern Bank:

Registered name: Citizens & Northern Bank
Registered city and state: Wellsboro, PA, 16901
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for Citizens & Northern 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 commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.