Fidelity Bank LA Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFidelity Bank LA
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.02%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$170)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Fidelity Bank LA’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.02%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$170. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Fidelity Bank LA tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Fidelity Bank LA’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 Fidelity Bank LA was most active in:

  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Shreveport, LA
  4. Lake Charles, LA
  5. Crestview, FL

Fidelity Bank LA’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, Fidelity Bank LA 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-0.01%+0.14%-0.02%-0.00%+0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$305+$385+$282+$138-$157
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.01%+0.18%-0.01%+0.01%+0.06%
National Star Rating(3.5)(2.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%+0.02%-0.01%+0.00%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$177+$63-$81+$0-$140
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.08%+0.02%-0.01%+0.00%-0.03%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Fidelity Bank
Registered city and state: New Orleans, LA, 70170
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 Fidelity Bank LA’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.