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Bank of New Hampshire Recognized as NHHFA Top 10 Lender


Laconia, New Hampshire – May 5, 2021 – 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 lending institutions who assisted the most homebuyers through New Hampshire Housing programs in 2020.

“The opportunity to serve the housing needs of New Hampshire’s workforce has been a long time commitment of the Bank’s and we are delighted we can partner with NHHFA in a meaningful way,” stated Evelyn Whelton, SVP – Retail Lending Sales Manager for Bank of New Hampshire.

“Our top lenders and loan originators are vital to supporting affordable housing opportunities for all New Hampshire households,” noted Ignatius MacLellan, managing director of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s Homeownership Division. “We know what a challenging year it has been. It also has been a very active year for people seeking to become homeowners. These top lenders have provided outstanding service to customers.”

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: Bank of New Hampshire’s Retail Lending Team recognized as NHHFA Top 10 Lender.

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