BNC National Bank Mortgage Review 2023
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BNC's mortgage division has been acquired by First Federal Bank, so borrowers will want to consider First Federal's loan options.
Pros & Cons
- Offers government-backed loans and some harder-to-find products, such as jumbo loans for investment and multifamily properties.
- Home renovation loans are available.
- Offers home equity loans and lines of credit.
- Mortgage rates are not published online.
- Bank branches are limited to eight states.
- Consumers might have trouble finding contact information.
Compare to Other Lenders
Based in Florida, First Federal Bank announced its acquisition of BNC National Bank's mortgage division in June 2023. First Federal Bank offers a wide variety of mortgage and refinance loan types and products, including home renovation options and government-backed FHA and VA loans.
It also finances less commonly offered loan types, including jumbo loans for second homes and investment and multifamily properties; loans for modular and manufactured homes; and an option for construction-to-permanent loans.
Loans are available in all 50 states, and borrowers can apply online or by phone. Bank branches are limited to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Wisconsin, as well as BNC’s locations in Arizona, Illinois, Kansas and North Dakota, so applying in person won’t be an option in most states.
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