Is East West Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by East West Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of East West Bank nationally:
|Review Item||East West Bank|
|Interest Rate||higher than other lenders (+0.38%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||higher than other lenders (+$827)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(1.5)|
On average, East West Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.38%). Its loan related closing costs were also higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$827. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that East West Bank tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars.
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East West 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 East West Bank was most active in:
East West 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, East West Bank originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 Mortgages||Conforming||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.33%||+0.17%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$698||+$595|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.33%||+0.18%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.52%||+0.16%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$1174||+$597|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.55%||+0.17%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, East West Bank is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, East West Bank is more expensive than 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 East West Bank:
Registered city and state: PASADENA, CA, 91101
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Top holder: EAST WEST BANCORP, 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 East West 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.