UBS Bank USA Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (-$41)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.5)

On average, UBS Bank USA’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.01%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$41. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that UBS Bank USA 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.

UBS Bank USA’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. New York, NY
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Denver, CO

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

UBS Bank USA’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, UBS Bank USA originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases and 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 MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$91-$19
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.01%-0.02%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.01%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$76+$19
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.01%-0.01%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, UBS Bank USA is similar to other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, UBS Bank USA 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 UBS Bank USA:

Registered name: UBS Bank USA
Registered city and state: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 84111
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Top holder: UBS GROUP AG

* 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 UBS Bank USA’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.