Is West Gate Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by West Gate Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of West Gate Bank nationally:
|Review Item||West Gate Bank|
|Interest Rate||similar to other lenders (-0.08%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to other lenders (-$128)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(4)|
On average, West Gate Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.08%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$128. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that West Gate Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit West Gate Bank, check out its website at: https://westgate.bank.
West Gate 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 West Gate Bank was most active in:
In addition, West Gate Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:
- Lincoln, NE, overall
- Kearney, NE, overall
- Norfolk, NE, overall
- Grand Island, NE, for VA mortgages
- Columbus, NE, for VA mortgages
- Lexington, NE, overall
West Gate 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, West Gate Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.04%||-0.06%||-0.00%||-0.00%||-0.09%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$20||-$55||+$2||-$40||-$49|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.05%||-0.06%||-0.00%||-0.01%||-0.09%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.12%||-0.01%||+0.01%||-0.05%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$274||-$21||-$14||-$128|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.14%||-0.02%||+0.00%||-0.06%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, West Gate Bank is cheap for FHA and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, West Gate Bank is cheap for Conforming and VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA and Jumbo 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 West Gate Bank:
Registered city and state: Lincoln, NE, 68516
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: WEST GATE BANSHARES, 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 West Gate 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.