Equity Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemEquity Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$98)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Equity 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 -$98. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Equity 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 Equity Bank, check out its website at: https://www.equitybank.com.

Equity 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 Equity Bank was most active in:

  1. Harrison, AR
  2. Wichita, KS
  3. Kansas City, MO
  4. Sedalia, MO
  5. Bartlesville, OK

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

  1. Harrison, AR, overall
  2. Sedalia, MO, for FHA mortgages

Equity 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, Equity Bank originated Conforming, FHA, 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 MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.12%-0.17%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$101-$60-$64-$35
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.07%-0.13%-0.18%-0.03%
National Star Rating(4)(4)(4.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%-0.01%-0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$173-$24+$6-$89
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%-0.01%-0.01%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Equity Bank
Registered city and state: Wichita, KS, 67207
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* 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 Equity 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.