Peoples Bank WA Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemPeoples Bank WA
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.02%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$453)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Peoples Bank WA’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.02%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$453. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Peoples Bank WA tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Peoples Bank WA’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 Peoples Bank WA was most active in:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Wenatchee, WA
  3. Spokane, WA
  4. Lacey, WA
  5. Moses Lake, WA

Peoples Bank WA’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, Peoples Bank WA originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%-0.08%+0.01%+0.01%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$451-$324-$82-$79-$329
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%-0.10%+0.01%+0.00%-0.06%
National Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(3.5)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.00%-0.05%+0.01%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$479-$271+$199-$618
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.06%+0.02%-0.05%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Peoples Bank WA is cheap for FHA and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Peoples Bank WA is cheap for FHA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, 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 Peoples Bank WA:

Registered name: Peoples Bank
Registered city and state: BELLINGHAM, WA, 98226
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 Peoples Bank WA’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.