Associated Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemAssociated Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.06%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$410)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Associated Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.06%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$410. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Associated Bank tends to be a cheap 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 Associated Bank, its website is located at: https://www.associatedbank.com.

Associated Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders in your area, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Associated Bank was most active in:

  1. Milwaukee, WI
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Green Bay, WI
  4. Appleton, WI
  5. Minneapolis, MN

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

  1. Green Bay, WI, for FHA mortgages
  2. Appleton, WI, for FHA mortgages
  3. Janesville, WI, for FHA mortgages
  4. Rhinelander, WI, for VA mortgages
  5. Rockford, IL, overall
  6. Marinette, WI, for Jumbo mortgages
  7. Ashland, WI, overall
  8. Rice Lake, WI, for VA mortgages
  9. Platteville, WI, for VA mortgages
  10. Ironwood, MI, overall

Associated 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, Associated Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.07%-0.13%+0.00%-0.02%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$480-$321-$7-$61-$163
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%-0.17%+0.00%-0.03%-0.04%
National Star Rating(4)(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.05%-0.02%+0.01%+0.00%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$371-$82-$42+$0-$278
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.09%-0.03%+0.01%+0.00%-0.05%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4)

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

Registered name: Associated Bank
Registered city and state: Green Bay, WI, 54301
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Top holder: ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP

* 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 Associated 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.