NBT Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemNBT Bank
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.14%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$53)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, NBT Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.14%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$53. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that NBT Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit NBT Bank, check out its website at: https://www.nbtbank.com.

NBT 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 NBT Bank was most active in:

  1. Syracuse, NY
  2. Oneonta, NY
  3. Scranton, PA
  4. Utica, NY
  5. Albany, NY

In addition, NBT Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

  1. Oneonta, NY, overall
  2. Utica, NY, for Jumbo mortgages
  3. Plattsburgh, NY, for VA mortgages
  4. Johnstown, NY, for Jumbo mortgages

NBT 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, NBT Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, Jumbo and VA 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.15%-0.05%-0.00%-0.01%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$60+$5-$26+$14+$34
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.14%-0.05%-0.00%-0.01%-0.00%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.17%-0.01%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$54+$49-$7
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.16%-0.01%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, NBT Bank is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, NBT Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and VA 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 NBT Bank:

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

* 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 NBT 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.