Bank of Idaho Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemBank of Idaho
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$67)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Bank of Idaho’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 -$67. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Bank of Idaho, check out its website at:

Bank of Idaho’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 Bank of Idaho was most active in:

  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Twin Falls, ID
  3. Boise City, ID
  4. Jackson, WY
  5. Burley, ID

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

Bank of Idaho’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, Bank of Idaho originated Conforming, FHA, 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 MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.04%-0.06%-0.01%-0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$21+$1+$2-$96
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%-0.07%-0.01%-0.07%
National Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.01%-0.01%-0.00%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$256-$147-$0-$120
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.03%-0.00%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Bank of Idaho is cheap for FHA and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Bank of Idaho is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo 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 Bank of Idaho:

Registered name: Bank of Idaho
Registered city and state: Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
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 Bank of Idaho’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.