Is Provident Funding a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Provident Funding to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Provident Funding nationally:
|Review Item||Provident Funding|
|Interest Rate||lower than other lenders (-0.14%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||lower than other lenders (-$1328)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(4.5)|
On average, Provident Funding’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.14%). Its loan related closing costs were also lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$1328. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Provident Funding tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent rating and places it among the top 15% of lenders nationwide.
We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Provident Funding, check out its website at: https://www.provident.com.
Provident Funding’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 Provident Funding was most active in:
In addition, Provident Funding is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:
- Dallas, TX, overall
- Houston, TX, overall
- Louisville, KY, overall
- Frisco, TX, overall
- Fort Collins, CO, overall
- St. George, UT, overall
- Modesto, CA, overall
- Blue River, CO, overall
- Wenatchee, WA, overall
Provident Funding’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, Provident Funding originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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 Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.14%||-0.06%||+0.01%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$678||-$363||-$15|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.17%||-0.08%||+0.01%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.14%||-0.04%||+0.01%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$1594||-$464||-$24|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.23%||-0.06%||+0.01%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, Provident Funding is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Provident Funding is cheap for Conforming and FHA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo 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 Provident Funding:
Registered city and state: Burlingame, CA, 94010
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
* 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 Provident Funding’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.