Is Thomaston Savings Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: lower than average (-$545)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Thomaston Savings Bank originated 237 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in CT, with a 0.4% market share.

On average, Thomaston Savings Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.10%).1The comparable mortgages control for Thomaston Savings 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 $2530, which was lower than those of comparable mortgages at $3075, with a difference of -$545. Overall, we estimate that Thomaston Savings Bank tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.01% 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 Thomaston Savings Bank.

Thomaston Savings 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 Thomaston Savings Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.07%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$481
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.02%

Based on the table above, Thomaston Savings Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Thomaston Savings Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.16%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$667
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.01%

Based on the table above, Thomaston Savings Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Thomaston Savings Bank:

Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 
Registered city and state: Thomaston, CT, 06787

Footnotes   [ + ]

1. The comparable mortgages control for Thomaston Savings 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.

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