Independent Bank Texas Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Independent Bank Texas a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Independent Bank Texas with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratehigher than average (+0.28%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (+$82)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(2.0)

On average, Independent Bank Texas’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.28%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$82. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Independent Bank Texas tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Independent Bank Texas’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Independent Bank Texas was most active in:

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Fort Worth, TX
  5. Frisco, TX

You can click through to check out Independent Bank Texas’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Independent Bank Texas’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Independent Bank Texas originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.47%+0.08%+0.02%+0.03%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$205+$0-$5+$8-$20
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.50%+0.08%+0.02%+0.03%-0.00%
Star Rating(1.0)(3.0)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.02%+0.01%+0.02%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$147+$45+$1+$14
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.01%+0.02%+0.02%-0.00%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Independent Bank Texas is similar to other lenders for Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Independent Bank Texas is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Independent Bank Texas:

Registered name: Independent Bank
Registered city and state: McKinney, TX, 75069
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 Independent Bank Texas’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.