NBT Bank Logo
NBT Bank - Please Upgrade Your Browser.

It appears that the version of Internet Explorer you are using to view this site is no longer supported by our enhanced website. At NBT Bank we value your security and strive to deliver the highest quality online experience. To ensure the best and most secure performance we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Please visit Microsoft.com, Google.com, or Mozilla.org to download the current version(s).

To directly access an account login page please use the links below:
NBT Online Banker | eStatements | NBT Wealth Connection | NBT 401(k) Daily Services | NBT Remote Deposit | LPL Account View Online

If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact Customer Service at 1-800-NBT-BANK.



Maintaining a good credit score is vital if you want to apply for loans or credit cards. Learn credit management tips and how to build and maintain good credit.

What Do Lenders Look for When You Apply for a Loan?

The 5 C's of Credit

  • Credit History: Your credit history is your track record you've established while managing payments over time.
  • Capacity: Lenders need to determine whether you can comfortably afford your payments.
  • Collateral: Something of value that you pledge to secure a loan. Items could be a home, land, vehicle, or other item.
  • Capital: Capital represents savings, investments and other assets that can help repay the loan.
  • Conditions: How you plan to use the funds. Economic conditions or other factors that could impact the borrower's financial condition or ability to pay.

Types of Credit

Revolving Credit: Credit Cards and Lines of Credit

  • Gives you a limit on the amount you can borrow.
  • Gives you flexible repayment terms.
  • Typically, the minimum monthly payment is a small percentage of the outstanding balance.

*As a result, repayment in full may take a very long time when only making the minimum payment.

Installment Loans: College Loans, Car Loan, Home Loan and Personal Loans

  • A specific amount at a fixed interest rate and fixed term.
  • Contain principal and interest payments - the same amount and the same day each month.

What Makes Up Your Credit Score?

Usually, the higher the credit score, the lower the interest rate.

Credit History based 35% on payment history, 30% on amount owed relative to limits, 15% credit history, 10% types of credit used, 10% frequency of new credit

Why Do I Need Good Credit?

Impact of Credit Score on Monthly Payments**

Credit Score


Monthly Payment**

620 - 649 (Fair)



740 - 799 (Very Good)



**Rates above are for demonstration purposes only. These are not current rates.

Bottom Line: Assuming the interest rates above, if you have exceptional credit, you could save approximately $74 a month on your car payment. If your credit score is lower than average, you could pay almost $4,440.00 more for your car during that 60-month term!

Ways to Improve or Maintain Your Credit Score

  • Pay your bills on time.
  • Pay down and pay off revolving debt.
  • Ensure credit limits are reported correctly.
  • Ensure that derogatory items are removed.
  • the oldest credit card to show good history.

Did you know?

Did You Know?

It is important to check your credit on a regular basis to ensure that your information is correct and report any inaccuracies.

Did you know that you are able to obtain one free credit report annually by going to annualcreditreport.com?

Special Tip

Credit Tip from Expert

– Kurt Edwards; Chief Consumer Credit Officer

"When consolidating credit, avoid cancelling your oldest credit card to keep it's long credit history on your credit report."

This link will take you from NBT Bank's website to a third-party location that is not controlled by NBT Bank. Please note that this new site may have a different policy on privacy, cookies, data collection and other user issues. NBT Bank does not monitor content on third-party websites and does not endorse and is not responsible for the content, guarantees, privacy policy, security, and products and services that are offered or expressed on them.

Are you sure you want to continue?

Yes No