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Dennis Cote Named a NHHFA Top 10 Lender


Laconia, New Hampshire – September 1, 2022 – Dennis Cote, NMLS# 773856, VP – Senior Mortgage Loan Officer for Bank of New Hampshire, has been recognized as a Top 10 Lender with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.

This award was given to the lenders who assisted the most homebuyers through New Hampshire Housing programs in 2022. 

Dennis is a graduate of NHTI with a degree in business administration, graduating with high honors. He spent six years in the US Army and is a disabled American Veteran. Dennis is active in his community and serves as a member of the Strafford County Board of Realtors Affiliates where he was voted Affiliate of the Year in 2007 and 2019. He was also formerly the President of the Rochester Kiwanis Club. In his spare time, Dennis and his wife, Betsy, enjoy boating, fishing, working with veterans and going on vacations with their family.

“This is the second year in a row Dennis is named a top lender and we are proud to have him on our team. The designation is a testament to his commitment to serve veterans and the local workforce in a way that allows them to be successful homeowners using all of the tools NHHFA has to offer to help support that mission,” stated Evelyn Whelton, SVP – Retail Lending Sales Manager for Bank of New Hampshire.

The NHHFA mortgages offer special features not generally available through other lending sources, such as down payment assistance, that can make homeownership more affordable. New Hampshire Housing also offers the Homebuyer Tax Credit program for first-time homebuyers, which enables them to receive a federal tax credit of up to $2,000 per year as long as they own their home and continue to pay mortgage interest. The new Community Heroes Initiative acknowledges the commitment of the state’s essential workers who are first-time homebuyers by offering them a $3,000 closing-cost credit.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit

Photo Caption: Dennis Cote, NMLS# 773856, VP – Senior Mortgage Loan Officer for Bank of New Hampshire holding his Top 10 Lender award.