Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
Tap into your home’s equity to provide funding for what is most important to you. NB HELOCs offer: 3.75% APR* (Prime minus 1.00%) for the first 12 billing cycles and currently 4.25% (Prime minus 0.50%) thereafter.
NB HELOCs are available for both primary residences and secondary homes.
Benefits & Features
Your Money, Your Way
Access the power of your home’s equity without paying any fees and spend your money where it matters instead.
Achieve Your Dream Home
Tap into your home’s equity to fund your project, whether you’re building a home addition, completing a home renovation, or securing a down payment on a second home.
Eliminate high-interest debt, including credit cards, student debt, and more, so you have more money to spend doing what’s important to you.
Pay College Tuition
Your NB HELOC is a revolving credit line that can be used for tuition payments, dream vacations or any other worthwhile purpose.
Easy Access with NB Checking
Having your HELOC tied to your free NB Checking Account makes it easy to access or transfer funds, as well as make purchases using your NB Debit Card.
Discounted Variable Rate
Available to new HELOC customers, our discounted variable rate is 1% below Prime for the first 12 monthly billing cycles and 0.50% below Prime for the remainder of the term.
*Annual Percentage rate (APR) as of October 31, 2019. Maximum APR is 18%. Available to new home equity line borrowers only. Draw on the line for up to 10 years with up to 10 years to repay the funds used. Property insurance is required. Line amounts up to $250,000 are offered with complimentary closing costs. Borrower must reimburse the $500 closing cost credit to Needham Bank if the loan is closed within 24 months from closing. Line amounts over $250,000 or first mortgage liens will require title insurance to be paid by the borrower at closing. Maximum combined loan-to-value of 80%. Borrower is required to open a free NB Checking account to access the HELOC. The NB HELOC is available for primary residences or secondary homes and is subject to credit approval No annual fee. NMLS #509021.
There are five factors that impact consumer credit scores. They are listed here in order of importance: Payment History has a 35% impact. Paying debt on time and in full has a positive impact, and late payments, judgments and charge-offs have a negative impact. Outstanding Credit Balances have a 30% impact. Debt ratio of outstanding balance to available credit is important. Keeping that below 50% is wise and below 30% even wiser. It is never a good idea to close an account; the debt ratio will go up and the number of seasoned lines will decrease. Pay outstanding debt down as close to zero as possible and evenly redistribute the remaining balance among open lines. The increased interest incurred by moving a balance from a 0% card to a 23% card will be minimal relative to what the increased mortgage debt might be with a low credit score. Hitting the maximums of available credit can be very negative. It may be worth calling and asking the credit company to increase your available credit to lower the debt ratio, provided they can do so without a hard credit history. Credit History has a 15% impact. The length of time a particular credit line has been opened is important. A seasoned borrower is stronger. Type of Credit has a 10% impact. A mix of auto loans, credit cards and mortgages is positive, rather than a concentration in credit cards only. Inquiries have a 10% impact. Hard inquiries for credit negatively impact the score. Auto and mortgage inquiries receive special treatment and 20 inquiries can be made in a 14-day period for auto or mortgage and will be treated as only 1 inquiry. The maximum number of inquiries that will reduce the score is 10. Any inquiries beyond that (11+) in a six-month period will have no further impact on the borrower. Each hard inquiry can cost 2-50 points on a credit score.