First PREMIER Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is First PREMIER Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First PREMIER Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. Going by historical data, here is our review of First PREMIER Bank nationally:

Review ItemFirst PREMIER Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.06%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$85)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, First PREMIER Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.06%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$85. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First PREMIER Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars. To visit First PREMIER Bank, its website is located at: https://www.firstpremier.com.

First PREMIER Bank’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Sioux Falls, SD
  2. Watertown, SD
  3. Sioux City, IA
  4. Mitchell, SD
  5. Yankton, SD

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

  1. Sioux Falls, SD, for FHA mortgages
  2. Watertown, SD, for FHA mortgages

You can click through to check out First PREMIER Bank’s mortgage rate relative to those of other lenders within each city. Or, for our entire list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here.

First PREMIER 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, First PREMIER 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.10%+0.02%-0.04%-0.08%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$6-$25+$2+$8+$80
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.06%-0.10%+0.02%-0.04%-0.08%
National Star Rating(4)(4)(3.5)(3.5)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.02%-0.12%-0.00%-0.08%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$251-$45+$4-$133
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.04%-0.12%-0.00%-0.09%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(4)

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

Registered name: First PREMIER Bank
Registered city and state: Sioux Falls, SD, 57104
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)
Top holder: UNITED NATIONAL CORPORATION

* 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 First PREMIER 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.