The Equitable Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemThe Equitable Bank
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.28%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$167)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(5)

On average, The Equitable Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.28%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$167. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that The Equitable Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This is a fantastic rating and places it among the top 5% of lenders nationwide.

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The Equitable 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 The Equitable Bank was most active in:

  1. Milwaukee, WI
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Sheboygan, WI
  4. Appleton, WI
  5. Madison, WI

The Equitable 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, The Equitable Bank originated Conforming, FHA 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 MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.25%-0.19%-0.20%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$83-$217-$42
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.25%-0.21%-0.20%
National Star Rating(4.5)(4.5)(4.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.33%-0.01%-0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$230-$51-$252
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.34%-0.01%-0.13%
Average Star Rating(5)(3.5)(4)

As a summary, The Equitable Bank is cheap for Conforming, FHA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, The Equitable Bank is cheap for Conforming and VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA 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 The Equitable Bank:

Registered name: The Equitable Bank SSB
Registered city and state: Wauwatosa, WI, 53226
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: TEB MHC

* 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 The Equitable 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.