Unity Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratesimilar to average (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than average (-$508)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.5)
Websitehttps://www.unitybank.com

On average, Unity Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$508. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Unity Bank 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.

Unity Bank’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Jersey City, NJ
  2. Toms River, NJ
  3. Allentown, PA
  4. Ocean City, NJ
  5. New York, NY

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

Unity Bank’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, Unity Bank originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.08%-0.09%+0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$417-$205+$82
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.06%-0.10%+0.04%
Star Rating(3.0)(4.0)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.00%+0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$709+$21
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%+0.04%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Unity Bank is cheap for FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Unity Bank 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 Unity Bank:

Registered name: Unity Bank
Registered city and state: CLINTON, NJ, 08809
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: UNITY BANCORP, 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 Unity 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.