Columbia Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Columbia Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Columbia Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Columbia Bank nationally:

Review ItemColumbia Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$211)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Columbia Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.03%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$211. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Columbia Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Columbia Bank, its website is located at: https://www.columbiabank.com.

Columbia Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders in your area, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Columbia Bank was most active in:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Portland, OR
  3. Eugene, OR
  4. Lincoln City, OR
  5. Hayden, ID

Columbia Bank’s Rate Review by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Columbia Bank originated Conforming, Jumbo and VA mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%+0.00%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$173-$6-$4
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.04%+0.00%-0.03%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%+0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$244+$98-$221
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%+0.01%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Columbia Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Columbia Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Columbia Bank:

Registered name: Columbia State Bank
Registered city and state: Portland, OR, 97205-3356
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM, INC.

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for Columbia Bank’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.