NexTier Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemNexTier Bank
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.17%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$253)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(2.5)

On average, NexTier Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.17%). Its loan related closing costs were also higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$253. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that NexTier Bank tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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NexTier 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 NexTier Bank was most active in:

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Treasure Lake, PA

NexTier 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, NexTier Bank originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.25%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$262
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.24%
National Star Rating(2.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.10%+0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$253-$68
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.09%+0.04%
Average Star Rating(3)(3.5)

As a summary, NexTier Bank is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, NexTier Bank is similar to other lenders for Jumbo mortgage refinance. It 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 NexTier Bank:

Registered name: NexTier Bank
Registered city and state: Kittanning, PA, 16201
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

* 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 NexTier 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.