Northstar Bank of Texas is headquartered in Denton and is the 51st largest bank in the state of Texas. It is also the 614st largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1919 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 280 employees at 17 locations. Northstar Bank of Texas has a A health rating.
Several weeks ago my wife & I visited Northstar's Colleyville,TX branch and inquired re opening Velocity checking accounts for ourselves and for our respective elderly mothers for whom we have legal Powers of Attorney. Both my wife and I manage the financial affairs for our Moms who are in senior citizens centers and rely on us for financial and other assistance. We were told that could open accounts with the POA's (which we didn't have with us at the time) and left our information to open the joint account for ourselves and told them we would return with the POA's for the Mom's accounts.We returned a few days later to complete the paperwork for all three accounts only to be told that Northstar would not honor the Powers of Attorney and that our Mothers would have to come in in person, citing the Patriot Act protections to guard against terrorism.
WOW!! As mentioned both Mothers are in senior citizen centers, making personal appearances next to impossible and clearly highly impractical. Next their elderly status is the very reason we had Powers of Attorneys executed in the first place. We have used the POA's at other banks and business for several years without issue and find Northstar's position absurd, without logic or common sense and perhaps even illegal and/or discriminatory. Maybe they just don't like to do business with senior citizens, including ourselves.
This was one of the worst customer service experiences I have been a part of and heve shared our experience with everyone we know. TRY ANOTHER BANK - THERE'S PLENTY OF GOOD ONES OUT THERE.
Grant Whitt, Southlake,Texas
I've banked with them for 6 months - great rates and service. Received a notice yesterday announcing the following changes effective Mar 17, 2011:
- Rate will be increased from 3.51% APY to 4.01% APY
- High interest rate balance cap will be lowered from 50k to 30k and rate above the cap will decrease from 1.01% APY TO 0.5% APY
- Velocity Saver a new Savings Product that will earn 1.5% APY upto 20K when the Checking qualifications are met.
Overall still a better rate and service with the above changes.
Just got a letter in the mail saying that starting March 22, 2011 the max deposit for interest in velocity checking will be lowered from $30k to $20k, and the rate will be lowered from 3.01% APY to 2.25% APY.
Given the general uncertainty in the banking sector right now due to the debt crisis in Europe, it is understandable that they might change their rate. However I got hit with a rate change a few days after I opened my account, so I am considering other banks that offer a better deal on rewards checking.
Other than this flux, the customer service has been great.
My wife cashed her check last week for 1800.OO$ today Sunday 1/19/2014 decided to go to Wendy's and buy some fast food with the last Hundred from Nstar..bank..Well it was counterfeit ,the Windy's manager had to keep it ,our last 100 bill. WTH ,AND OF COARSE TOMORROW IS MARTHER LUTHER'S KINGS B-DAY,,I just hope the Nstar BANK Honers their mistake ..Peace All Mad Dog
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Northstar Bank of Texas had $9.96 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $163.45 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Northstar Bank of Texas a Texas Ratio of 6.09% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Northstar Bank of Texas decreased dramatically from 10.21% as of March 31, 2013 to 6.09% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 40.34%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Northstar Bank of Texas has improved dramatically in recent periods.
In the past year, Northstar Bank of Texas has decreased its total deposits by -$38.54 million, resulting in -4% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Northstar Bank of Texas has shown is below average.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Northstar Bank of Texas has $1.1 billion in assets with $163.45 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 14.90%, which is excellent.
|FDIC Certificate #||11561|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$155.87 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$7.58 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$7.26 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$2.69 million|
|Historic Data - March 2013|
|Equity Capital||$157.88 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$3.18 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$7.26 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$6.37 million|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||4.06%|
|Return on Assets||0.81%|
|Return on Equity||5.74%|
|Interest Income||$10.43 million|
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|0.50%||-||$10k||NORTHSTAR Reward Saver - Qualifying|
|0.40%||$5k||-||Health Savings Account|
|0.05%||-||-||NORTHSTAR Reward Saver - Non Qualifying|
|0.35%||$100k||-||Star Money Market|
|1.00%||-||$10k||NORTHSTAR Reward Checking - Qualifying|
|0.12%||$25k||-||Premium Plus Checking|
|0.05%||-||-||NORTHSTAR Reward Checking - Non Qualifying|
|1.50%||$1k||-||5 Year CD|
|1.20%||$1k||-||4 Year CD|
|1.00%||$1k||-||3 Year CD|
|0.70%||$1k||-||2 Year CD|
|0.55%||$1k||-||18 Month CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||1 Year CD|
|0.40%||$5k||-||11 Month Liquid CD|
|0.25%||$1k||-||6 Month CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||3 Month CD|
|0.70%||$500||-||24 Month IRA|
|0.45%||$500||-||12 Month IRA|