First International Bank & Trust Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst International Bank & Trust
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$304)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, First International Bank & Trust’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.00%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$304. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit First International Bank & Trust, check out its website at:

First International Bank & Trust’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 First International Bank & Trust was most active in:

  1. Fargo, ND
  2. Bismarck, ND
  3. Phoenix, AZ
  4. Minot, ND
  5. Williston, ND

In addition, First International Bank & Trust is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

  1. Fargo, ND, for VA mortgages
  2. Williston, ND, for FHA, and VA mortgages

First International Bank & Trust’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, First International Bank & Trust 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+0.02%-0.03%+0.01%-0.00%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$339-$152+$61-$48-$31
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.01%-0.04%+0.01%-0.01%-0.03%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.00%-0.02%-0.00%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$403-$12+$11-$106
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.02%-0.00%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, First International Bank & Trust is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First International Bank & Trust is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, 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 First International Bank & Trust:

Registered name: First International Bank & Trust
Registered city and state: Minot, ND, 58701
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 First International Bank & Trust’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.