Plains Commerce Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemPlains Commerce Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$192)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Plains Commerce Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.03%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$192. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Plains Commerce Bank, check out its website at:

Plains Commerce Bank’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 Plains Commerce Bank was most active in:

  1. Sioux Falls, SD
  2. Bismarck, ND
  3. Sioux City, IA
  4. Watertown, SD
  5. Aberdeen, SD

In addition, Plains Commerce Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

  1. Worthington, MN, overall
  2. Mitchell, SD, for FHA mortgages
  3. Mankato, MN, for VA mortgages
  4. Willmar, MN, for VA mortgages

Plains Commerce 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, Plains Commerce Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.06%+0.03%-0.00%+0.00%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$281+$246+$204+$103+$388
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.08%+0.05%+0.00%+0.01%+0.03%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.00%+0.04%+0.01%+0.00%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$97-$124+$147+$0-$158
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.00%+0.03%+0.01%+0.00%-0.06%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4)

As a summary, Plains Commerce Bank is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Plains Commerce Bank is cheap for VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and USDA 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 Plains Commerce Bank:

Registered name: Plains Commerce Bank
Registered city and state: Aberdeen, SD, 57401
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

* 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 Plains Commerce 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.