Independent Bank Michigan Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemIndependent Bank Michigan
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$132)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Independent Bank Michigan’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.00%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$132. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Independent Bank Michigan, check out its website at:

Independent Bank Michigan’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Sterling Heights, MI
  3. Lansing, MI
  4. Midland, MI
  5. Traverse City, MI

In addition, Independent Bank Michigan is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

Independent Bank Michigan’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, Independent Bank Michigan originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%+0.04%+0.03%+0.01%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$279-$4+$32-$20+$66
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.03%+0.03%+0.03%+0.01%+0.01%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%+0.03%+0.01%+0.00%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$83-$24+$11+$0-$57
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.02%+0.03%+0.01%+0.00%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Independent Bank Michigan is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Independent Bank Michigan is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA 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 Independent Bank Michigan:

Registered name: Independent Bank
Registered city and state: Grand Rapids, MI, 49525
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* 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 Independent Bank Michigan’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.