Farmers and Mechanics Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFarmers and Mechanics Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$37)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Farmers and Mechanics Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.03%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$37. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Farmers and Mechanics Bank 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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Farmers and Mechanics Bank’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 Farmers and Mechanics Bank was most active in:

  1. Galesburg, IL
  2. Davenport, IA
  3. Peoria, IL
  4. Canton, IL
  5. Chicago, IL

Farmers and Mechanics Bank’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, Farmers and Mechanics Bank originated Conforming, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming 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 MortgagesConformingUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%+0.07%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$80-$36+$28
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%+0.06%-0.00%
National Star Rating(3)(3)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$12-$14
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Farmers and Mechanics Bank is similar to other lenders for VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Farmers and Mechanics Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming 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 Farmers and Mechanics Bank:

Registered name: The Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Registered city and state: Muscatine, IA, 52761
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 Farmers and Mechanics Bank’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.