Ally Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemAlly Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$345)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Ally Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.08%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$345. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Ally Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Ally Bank, its website is located at: https://www.ally.com.

Ally Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders in your area, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Ally Bank was most active in:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Houston, TX

Ally 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, Ally Bank originated Conforming 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.04%-0.08%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$273-$373
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%-0.08%
National Star Rating(4)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.11%-0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$389-$393
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%-0.12%
Average Star Rating(4)(4)

As a summary, Ally Bank is cheap for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Ally Bank is cheap for Conforming and 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 Ally Bank:

Registered name: Ally Bank
Registered city and state: CHARLOTTE, NC, 28211
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Top holder: ALLY FINANCIAL INC.

* 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 Ally 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.