Is Washington Trust Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: similar to average (-0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: lower than average (-$348)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Washington Trust Bank originated 1222 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in ID (0.7% market share), WA (0.4% market share), and OR (0.1% market share).

On average, Washington Trust Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.00%).1The comparable mortgages control for Washington Trust 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 $4412, which was lower than those of comparable mortgages at $4759, with a difference of -$348. Overall, we estimate that Washington Trust Bank tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.04% 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 Washington Trust Bank.

Washington Trust Bank originated Conforming, FHA and VA 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 Washington Trust Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming FHA VA
Interest Rate Difference +0.00% -0.05% -0.03%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$428 +$50 +$241
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.03% -0.06% -0.05%

Based on the table above, Washington Trust Bank is cheap for FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming and VA purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Washington Trust Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$485
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.04%

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

Other information about Washington Trust Bank:

Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 
Top holder: W.T.B. FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Registered city and state: Spokane, WA, 99201

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Washington Trust 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.