Preferred Lending Services Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemPreferred Lending Services
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$110)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Preferred Lending Services’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.11%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$110. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Preferred Lending Services tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Preferred Lending Services’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 Preferred Lending Services was most active in:

  1. Tampa, FL
  2. Lakeland, FL
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. Gainesville, FL
  5. Jacksonville, FL

Preferred Lending Services’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, Preferred Lending Services originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA 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 MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.13%-0.13%-0.01%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$163+$73+$2+$136
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.11%-0.12%-0.01%-0.03%
National Star Rating(4)(4)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.04%-0.01%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$20+$24-$3
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%-0.01%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Preferred Lending Services is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Preferred Lending Services is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA 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 Preferred Lending Services:

Registered name: Preferred Lending Services
Registered city and state: FORT WASHINGTON, PA, 19034
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 Preferred Lending Services’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.