Bank Independent Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Bank Independent a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Bank Independent with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.05%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (+$140)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.5)
Websitehttps://www.bibank.com

On average, Bank Independent’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.05%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$140. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Bank Independent tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Bank Independent’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Bank Independent was most active in:

  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. Florence, AL
  3. Birmingham, AL
  4. Jasper, AL
  5. Chattanooga, TN

You can click through to check out Bank Independent’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Bank Independent’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Bank Independent originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.10%-0.10%+0.00%-0.03%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$293+$31+$0+$37-$20
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.08%-0.10%+0.00%-0.03%-0.05%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.0)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%-0.02%-0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$27+$10-$60
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%-0.02%-0.07%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)

As a summary, Bank Independent is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Bank Independent is cheap for VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming and FHA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Bank Independent:

Registered name: Bank Independent
Registered city and state: Sheffield, AL, 35660
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)
Top holder: BANCINDEPENDENT, INCORPORATED

* 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 Bank Independent’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.