M&T CHOICEquity

Your home may be your most valuable asset. Unlock your home’s equity with M&T’s CHOICEquity Account and you can count on competitive rates and outstanding service.

Affordable, Flexible & Convenient

  • Enjoy a revolving line of credit
  • Choose to lock in up to 3 fixed-rate loans within your line of credit, and enjoy the dependability of the same rate and payment amount every month
  • Consider an interest-only payment option during your draw period
  • Make payments only on the money you use
  • Manage your account easily anytime, anywhere through M&T Online Banking​​​
  • Receive convenience checks to draw from your line of credit
  • No application fee, annual fee, or closing costs,

​​Eligible Loan-to-Value Range, Minimum & Maximum Loan Amounts

  •  Maximum  Loan-to-Value​,​ (LTV)
    • 85.99% for p​rimary residences (certain restrictions apply)
    • 70.99% for manufactured homes
    • 70.99% for vacation properties
  • ​​​Minimum Loan Amount: $15,0​00
  • ​​Maximum Loan Amount: $1,000,000 for primary residences/$250,000 for vacation homes

​​Acceptable Collateral

  • 1- to 4-family owner-occupied homes, town homes and condom​​iniums
  • Vacation homes (only available for lines up to $250,000)
  • Deeded manufactured homes (only available for lines up to $100,000)​

​​Term, Interest Rates & Payment Options

  • Line of credit features a 10-year draw period followed by a 20-year repayment period
  • Convert some or all of your balance to a fixed-rate loan within your CHOICEquity Account
  • Line of credit features a variable rate
  • CHOICE Loan segment features a fixed rate for the duration of the selected term
  • Variable Line of Credit
    • During the draw period, make either interest-only or principal and interest payments for the first 10 years
    • ​During the repayment period, make the principal and interest payments
  • Fixed-rate loan segment: principal and interest payments at a fixed rate and term
  • For example, borrow $25,000 for as little as $160 per month. Terms and conditions apply.

Common CHOICEquity Line of Credit Fees >

Make a Payment

Already have a home equity line of credit with M&T? We offer a number of different ways to make your payment, so you can choose the most convenient method for you.

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There are no application, annual or closing fees, but other fees may be charged when applicable.
Non-discounted variable APRs will apply ranging from Prime – 0.26% (currently 2.99% APR) and Prime + 6.79% (currently 10.04% APR) for variable rate lines of credit ranging from $15,000 up to $1,000,000 with a maximum loan to value ratio of 85.99%. Final APR is based on borrower credit profile (as reported to M&T by an outside reporting agency), loan to value (LTV), lien position, deposit relationship, line amount, and collateral state. APR will never be below the Minimum APR of 2.99% or above the Maximum APR of 15.90%. APR may vary monthly based on changes in the Prime Rate as published by The Wall Street Journal in its “Money Rates” table.  Prime rate as of 3/16/2020 = 3.25%. 

Accounts canceled within 36 months of account opening are subject to reimbursement of 3rd party fees paid in connection with establishing the account.  These fees will range for line sizes up to $1,000,000 as follows by state:  CT:  up to $4,145, DC:  up to $4,760, DE:  up to $3,555, MD:  up to $17,853, NY:  up to $23,696, NYC:  up to $23,696, NJ:  up to $4,576, VA:  up to $6,894, WV:  up to $3,084.  These fees do not apply to PA properties.  Property insurance and flood insurance, if applicable, are required.  Other terms and conditions may apply.  Rates are subject to change.  M&T CHOICEquity accounts cannot be used to pay off existing M&T CHOICEquity or Home Equity accounts. 
Combined with all other property liens.
Lines $15,000 to $500,000 subject to 85.99% maximum combined loan-to-value. Lines greater than $500,000, up to $1,000,000, subject to 75.99% maximum combined loan-to-value. Lines secured by second homes/vacation property subject to 70.99% maximum combined loan-to-value.
Applications above $1,000,000 are considered on an exception basis and are subject to more stringent credit criteria.
Applicant must own the land, dwelling must be permanent foundation, and the living space must contain a minimum of 1000 sq. feet. Must be finished and in livable condition.
Non-discounted variable APRs will apply ranging from Prime – 0.26% (currently 2.99% APR) and Prime + 6.79% (currently 10.04% APR) for variable rate lines of credit ranging from $15,000 up to $1,000,000 with a maximum loan to value ratio of 85.99%. Final APR is based on borrower credit profile (as reported to M&T by an outside reporting agency), loan to value (LTV), lien position, deposit relationship, line amount, and collateral state. APR will never be below the Minimum APR of 2.99% or above the Maximum APR of 15.90%. APR may vary monthly based on changes in the Prime Rate as published by The Wall Street Journal in its “Money Rates” table.  Prime rate as of 3/16/2020 = 3.25%. 

Accounts canceled within 36 months of account opening are subject to reimbursement of 3rd party fees paid in connection with establishing the account.  These fees will range for line sizes up to $1,000,000 as follows by state:  CT:  up to $4,145, DC:  up to $4,760, DE:  up to $3,555, MD:  up to $17,853, NY:  up to $23,696, NYC:  up to $23,696, NJ:  up to $4,576, VA:  up to $6,894, WV:  up to $3,084.  These fees do not apply to PA properties.  Property insurance and flood insurance, if applicable, are required.  Other terms and conditions may apply.  Rates are subject to change.  M&T CHOICEquity accounts cannot be used to pay off existing M&T CHOICEquity or Home Equity accounts. 
Payment example assumes principal and interest payments for a $25,000 loan segment with a 240 month repayment term, at a non-discounted APR of 4.59%.

M&T Bank loans are only available in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. All loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply, depending on the type of collateral and other terms offered or chosen.

Unless otherwise specified, all advertised offers and terms and conditions of accounts and services are subject to change at any time without notice. After an account is opened or service begins, it is subject to its features, conditions and terms, which are subject to change at any time in accordance with applicable laws and agreements. Please contact an M&T representative for full details.
Payment example assumes principal and interest payments for a $25,000 loan segment with a 240 month repayment term, at a non-discounted APR of 4.59%.