Top Mortgage Lenders in Great Falls, MT

Which mortgage lender in the Great Falls, MT area typically has the best rates? To help you narrow down where to shop for a mortgage, MortgageWaldo.com provides an objective and data driven ranking of mortgage lenders operating in the Great Falls, MT area by interest rate and market share. Unlike our competitors, we maintain independence by not accepting any compensation from the mortgage lenders we rank. We use data on all fixed rate mortgages that were closed in the past year to generate our rankings.

Going by historical data, the best mortgage lender in the Great Falls, MT area in terms of interest rate is Wells Fargo Bank, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.08%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Wells Fargo Bank provided a -0.08% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Wells Fargo Bank has a market share of 5.2%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Great Falls, MT area is Stockman Bank, with a larger market share of 22.7%. Stockman Bank is also a relatively cheap lender, with a “Rate Difference” of -0.08% compared to those of other lenders in this area.

Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Great Falls, MT area is shown in the table below. In the table, we also give our assessment of whether they are, on average, a cheap/expensive lender through a star rating system. You can choose to tailor our ranking table to a specific mortgage type (Conventional/Jumbo/FHA/VA) and purpose (purchase/refinance) through the drop-down menu. For example, the cheapest lender for Conventional mortgages in Great Falls, MT is Wells Fargo Bank. If you want to take out a loan that is above conforming limits (for example, above $548,250 in 2021), the cheapest Jumbo mortgage provider is Quicken Loans. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Stockman Bank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is also Stockman Bank. Note that as a consumer advocate we always recommend shopping among several of our top ranked lenders in order to get the best rates and fees.

Ranking of Mortgage Lenders in Great Falls, MT

Mortgage Type:
Purchase/Refinance:
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.08%(4.0)5.17%
Stockman Bank-0.08%(4.0)22.66%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(3.5)3.78%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.03%(3.5)4.36%
US Bank-0.02%(3.5)2.67%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.00%(3.5)16.79%
Flagstar Bank-0.00%(3.5)7.15%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.01%(3.5)10.92%
Montana CU0.04%(3.5)5.87%
Quicken Loans0.07%(3.0)6.45%
Mann Mortgage0.09%(3.0)7.21%
USAA0.10%(3.0)2.32%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.19%(2.5)4.65%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.11%(4.0)5.59%
US Bank-0.06%(4.0)1.75%
Stockman Bank-0.06%(4.0)25.85%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(4.0)3.49%
Montana CU-0.02%(3.5)2.62%
Universal Lending Corporation0.01%(3.5)3.49%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.01%(3.5)19.91%
Flagstar Bank0.01%(3.5)6.72%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.02%(3.5)14.15%
Quicken Loans0.06%(3.0)2.18%
USAA0.11%(3.0)3.14%
Mann Mortgage0.11%(3.0)9.17%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.24%(2.5)1.92%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.11%(4.0)16.32%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.07%(4.0)6.08%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.05%(4.0)10.59%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(3.5)4.34%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.03%(3.5)4.51%
Flagstar Bank-0.02%(3.5)7.99%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.02%(3.5)4.34%
Mann Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)3.30%
USAA0.00%(3.5)0.69%
US Bank0.01%(3.5)4.51%
Montana CU0.06%(3.0)12.33%
Quicken Loans0.07%(3.0)14.93%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.17%(2.5)10.07%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.09%(4.0)7.66%
Stockman Bank-0.07%(4.0)22.50%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(4.0)4.85%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.04%(3.5)16.78%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.04%(3.5)4.46%
US Bank-0.02%(3.5)3.78%
Flagstar Bank0.01%(3.5)8.44%
USAA0.02%(3.5)0.48%
Montana CU0.06%(3.0)7.66%
Quicken Loans0.07%(3.0)6.79%
Mann Mortgage0.09%(3.0)4.85%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.13%(3.0)3.98%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.20%(2.5)7.76%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.12%(4.0)9.31%
US Bank-0.08%(4.0)2.54%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(3.5)5.58%
Stockman Bank-0.04%(3.5)27.75%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.02%(3.5)20.30%
Montana CU-0.00%(3.5)2.20%
Universal Lending Corporation0.03%(3.5)3.21%
USAA0.03%(3.5)0.85%
Flagstar Bank0.03%(3.5)8.46%
Quicken Loans0.08%(3.0)2.88%
Mann Mortgage0.11%(3.0)7.11%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.15%(2.5)6.09%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.25%(2.5)3.72%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.14%(4.0)15.45%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.09%(4.0)6.14%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.07%(4.0)12.05%
First Interstate Bank-0.05%(4.0)3.86%
Flagstar Bank-0.03%(3.5)8.41%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.02%(3.5)5.45%
Mann Mortgage-0.02%(3.5)1.82%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.00%(3.5)1.14%
US Bank0.01%(3.5)5.45%
Montana CU0.06%(3.0)15.00%
Quicken Loans0.07%(3.0)12.05%
Embark Federal Credit Union0.17%(2.5)13.18%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.08%(4.0)18.90%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.05%(3.5)26.12%
Montana CU-0.04%(3.5)4.12%
Flagstar Bank-0.03%(3.5)4.12%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.03%(3.5)5.84%
First Interstate Bank-0.00%(3.5)0.69%
US Bank0.01%(3.5)0.34%
Quicken Loans0.02%(3.5)6.19%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.06%(3.0)18.21%
Mann Mortgage0.12%(3.0)15.46%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.09%(4.0)19.28%
Montana CU-0.05%(3.5)4.42%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.05%(3.5)27.31%
Flagstar Bank-0.04%(3.5)4.42%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.03%(3.5)4.82%
First Interstate Bank-0.00%(3.5)0.80%
US Bank0.01%(3.5)0.40%
Quicken Loans0.02%(3.5)0.80%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.06%(3.0)20.48%
Mann Mortgage0.13%(3.0)17.27%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Universal Lending Corporation-0.02%(3.5)11.90%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.02%(3.5)19.05%
Stockman Bank-0.01%(3.5)16.67%
Flagstar Bank-0.00%(3.5)2.38%
Montana CU-0.00%(3.5)2.38%
Mann Mortgage0.00%(3.5)4.76%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.01%(3.5)4.76%
Quicken Loans0.02%(3.5)38.10%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Quicken Loans-0.01%(3.5)12.50%
Wells Fargo Bank0.00%(3.5)12.50%
US Bank0.00%(3.5)50.00%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.01%(3.5)25.00%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Quicken Loans-0.01%(3.5)20.00%
Wells Fargo Bank0.00%(3.5)20.00%
US Bank0.00%(3.5)40.00%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.01%(3.5)20.00%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)-0.00%(3.5)33.33%
US Bank0.00%(3.5)66.67%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.08%(4.0)26.34%
First Interstate Bank-0.03%(3.5)3.32%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.00%(3.5)18.16%
Flagstar Bank-0.00%(3.5)6.14%
Montana CU0.00%(3.5)2.56%
Universal Lending Corporation0.01%(3.5)3.07%
Wells Fargo Bank0.01%(3.5)2.30%
Mann Mortgage0.02%(3.5)7.42%
US Bank0.03%(3.5)0.51%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.03%(3.5)15.60%
Quicken Loans0.09%(3.0)5.63%
USAA0.10%(3.0)8.95%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.08%(4.0)28.00%
First Interstate Bank-0.02%(3.5)1.67%
Flagstar Bank0.00%(3.5)5.33%
Montana CU0.00%(3.5)2.00%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation0.01%(3.5)19.33%
Wells Fargo Bank0.01%(3.5)2.67%
Universal Lending Corporation0.01%(3.5)3.00%
US Bank0.02%(3.5)0.67%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.03%(3.5)18.67%
Mann Mortgage0.04%(3.5)6.67%
Quicken Loans0.07%(3.0)1.67%
USAA0.11%(3.0)10.33%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Stockman Bank-0.08%(4.0)20.88%
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation-0.04%(3.5)14.29%
First Interstate Bank-0.02%(3.5)8.79%
Mann Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)9.89%
Universal Lending Corporation-0.00%(3.5)3.30%
Flagstar Bank0.00%(3.5)8.79%
Montana CU0.01%(3.5)4.40%
USAA0.01%(3.5)4.40%
Wells Fargo Bank0.03%(3.5)1.10%
Opportunity Bank (Helena, MT)0.05%(3.5)5.49%
Quicken Loans0.11%(3.0)18.68%

* Data is compiled for the Great Falls, MT commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Cascade County, MT, Chouteau County, MT, and Teton County, MT. This includes cities/towns/communities of Great Falls, MT as well as Ulm, MT, Sun Prairie, MT, Belt, MT, Fairfield, MT, Cascade, MT, Fort Benton, MT, Choteau, MT, Dutton, MT, and Rocky Boy West, MT. Lenders must have made at least 30 loans in the area to be included. Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). Rate Difference (the average difference of interest rates relative to those of other lenders) were computed by subtracting the rate at origination from the average predicted rate conditional on the commuting zone, borrower LTV, DTI, Loan Amount, Loan Type, and Loan Purpose, and then regularized based on a Bayesian approach to account for smaller sample sizes. Above-average mortgage closing costs were then added to the rate difference at a rate of +0.15/point. Star ratings were determined in intervals of 0.10% in rate difference per half star.

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