Brookline Bank

2 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445


General Bank Information

FDIC Insured Yes
FDIC Certificate # 17798
Date Established 1871
Assets $3.95 billion
Loans $3.47 billion
Deposits $2.81 billion
Capital $0.40 billion

Brookline Bank is an FDIC insured institution located in Brookline, MA. It was founded in 1871 and has approximately $3.95 billion in assets. Customers can open an account at one of its 25 branches.

For a more detailed analysis of Brookline Bank's financial condition and a description of what these numbers mean, please visit the Financial Details section.

Bank Loan Profile?

The top three loan types in Brookline Bank’s loan portfolio are Commercial Real Estate, Commercial and Industrial Loans, and 1-4 Family Residential Loans.

Compared to other banks in Massachusetts, Brookline Bank has a significantly higher percent of Multifamily Mortgages, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial and Industrial Loans on its balance sheet, potentially indicating a specialty in that lending area.

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding and double categorization of some loan types. All data from the FDIC. Additional information about this table.

Comparison to Other Banks
 Low   Med   High 
1-4 Family Residential Loans 16.78
Credit Card Loans 0.00
Consumer Auto Loans 0.14
Small Business Loans 3.78
Construction and Development Loans 2.93
Commercial Real Estate 36.23
Commercial and Industrial Loans 27.62
Farm Loans 0.00

Savings Rates

Your Current Location: Virginia, VA 20146

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Financial Details

Brookline Bank Ratio Analysis

The following ratios and data are available to help you better understand the financial condition of Brookline Bank. The data is provided by the FDIC. All banks listed on are FDIC-insured. No depositor has ever lost deposits that have been within the FDIC insurance limits.

Texas Ratio
Brookline Bank U.S. Bank Average
5.54% 8.87%

The Texas Ratio compares the amount of loans at risk and the amount of owned real estate with the amount a bank has on hand to cover any losses. As of March 31, 2017, Brookline Bank had $24,335,000 in non-current loans and $0 in owned real estate. To cover these potential losses it had $396,417,000 in equity and $42,681,000 in loans loss reserves. That gives it a Texas Ratio of 5.54%. The closer the Texas Ratio is to 100% and over, the less capital and reserves a bank has to absorb its loan losses.

Return on Equity
Brookline Bank U.S. Bank Average
6.81% 8.39%

Brookline Bank has a Return on Equity of 6.81% versus the BestCashCow average of 8.39%. Return on equity measures how efficiently a bank is making money from its capital. A bank with a consistently high ROE can be considered well run. A bank with a consistently low ROE can be considered poorly run.

Brookline Bank U.S. Bank Average
10.03% 11.94%

Brookline Bank has a Capitalization of 10.03% versus the BestCashCow average of 11.94%. Capitalization measures how much equity capital a bank has to underpin loans and other assets on its balance sheet. The higher the capitalization number the more secure a bank is considered.

Brookline Bank Balance Sheet Analysis

As of March 31, 2017, Brookline Bank had assets of $3,951,406,000, loans of $3,468,528,000, and deposits of $2,808,036,000. Long-term increases in deposits shows a bank's ability to raise funds to grow its loans and assets. Loan and asset growth may rise or fall depending on a bank's strategy for growth. Sharp rises and falls in assets, deposits, and loans can be problematic, indicating a loosening of lending standards, or financial distress leading to reduced lending. A big change in these figured can also be from a bank acquisition or merger.

Customer Reviews for Brookline Bank

  • Bill Quinn

    February 21, 2015

    Interesting. Is there an approximate Texas ratio for a bank at which other banks may become very interested in an acquisition.

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