Is The Merchants National Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at The Merchants National Bank with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.09%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: lower than average (-$521)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, The Merchants National Bank originated 285 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in OH (0.1% market share), KY (0.0% market share), and SC (0.0% market share).

On average, The Merchants National Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.09%).1The comparable mortgages control for The Merchants National 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages. Its average total loan related closing cost was $1992, which was lower than those of comparable mortgages at $2513, with a difference of -$521. Overall, we estimate that The Merchants National Bank tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.00% compared to comparable mortgages at other lenders.2Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate. Nevertheless, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with The Merchants National Bank.

The Merchants National Bank originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost on by each of the mortgage types it originated below:

Home Purchase Mortgages from The Merchants National Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.06%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$487
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.02%

Based on the table above, The Merchants National Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from The Merchants National Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.15%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$579
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.05%

Based on the table above, The Merchants National Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about The Merchants National Bank:

Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 
Top holder: MERCHANTS BANCORP, INC.
Registered city and state: HILLSBORO, OH, 45133

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1. The comparable mortgages control for The Merchants National 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages.
2. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate.