Is Bank First a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Bank First with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||similar to average (-0.02%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to average (-$18)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(3.5)|
On average, Bank First’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.02%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$18. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Bank First 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 First’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Bank First was most active in:
Furthermore, Bank First is our top ranked mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in Sheboygan, WI, overall.
You can click through to check out Bank First’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.
Bank First’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 First originated Conforming, Jumbo and USDA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||Jumbo||USDA|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.06%||-0.01%||-0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$58||+$6||+$14|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.06%||-0.01%||-0.02%|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.01%||-0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$77||-$18|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.02%||-0.02%|
As a summary, Bank First is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Bank First is similar to other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.
Other information about Bank First:
Registered city and state: MANITOWOC, WI, 54220
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Top holder: BANK FIRST CORPORATION
* 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 First’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.