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TD Bank vs. Bank of America mortgages

One lender is a better option for military members, but only if you live on the East Coast.

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How do TD Bank and Bank of America Mortgage compare?

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  • Choose this lender for down payments as low as 3%
  • Choose another lender if you’re not on the East Coast
  • A good option for borrowers with an atypical schedule looking to sit down with a loan specialist
  • Choose this lender for low interest rates
  • Watch out for bad customer reviews
  • A good option for borrowers without much credit history

Loans offered

  • Purchase
  • Refinance
  • Jumbo
  • Home Equity
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Purchase
  • Refinance
  • Jumbo
  • Home Equity
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA

Minimum credit score

Conventional: 620

Conventional: 620

States available

Only available in: CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, RI, SC, VA

Available in all states

Pros

  • Online process
  • Low down payment programs
  • Guides and resources
  • In-person accessibility
  • Lower than average interest rates
  • Alternative credit data accepted
  • Discounts for existing clients available

Cons

  • East Coast only
  • Online customer service limited
  • Unclear loan availability
  • High volume of consumer complaints
  • Limited coverage in the Midwest
  • History of irresponsible mortgage lending

Customer reviews

TD Bank is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and receives an A+ rating. The customer reviews on its BBB profile are sparse — slightly under 130 as of September 2019 — and what few are there average to barely over 1 out of 5 stars. Negative reviews focus on poor customer service, and complaints are overwhelmingly categorized as issues with product and service or billing and collections. Out of the more than 950 complaints lodged through the BBB, all have either been answered or resolved. In contrast to the poor ratings on its BBB profile, TD Bank received a 2019 award from J.D. Power for its retail banking customer satisfaction in the Southeast.
Bank of America has been accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1949, and boasts an A+ rating for its operations and interaction. It falls short in the customer service department, though. As of August 2019, the BBB recorded 5,561 complaints, and Bank of America has earned a one-star rating from 280 customer reviews. It's a similar story on TrustPilot, where the bank has a 3.9/10 rating based on 61 reviews. While customers praised the savvy online experience and diversity of mortgage products, many were frustrated with the service they received. It's worth noting that these consumer reviews are for Bank of America as a whole — and not for its mortgages specifically.

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