United Bank of Iowa Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemUnited Bank of Iowa
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$20)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, United Bank of Iowa’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$20. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that United Bank of Iowa 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 United Bank of Iowa, check out its website at: https://www.unitedbk.bank.

United Bank of Iowa’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 United Bank of Iowa was most active in:

  1. Denison, IA
  2. Fort Dodge, IA
  3. Carroll, IA
  4. Sioux City, IA
  5. Des Moines, IA

United Bank of Iowa’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, United Bank of Iowa originated Conforming and USDA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingUSDA
Interest Rate Difference+0.06%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$67-$60
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%+0.00%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$10
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%
Average Star Rating(3.5)

As a summary, United Bank of Iowa is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, United Bank of Iowa is similar to other lenders for Conforming 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 United Bank of Iowa:

Registered name: United Bank of Iowa
Registered city and state: Ida Grove, IA, 51445
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

* 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 United Bank of Iowa’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.