The Farmers & Merchants Bank Mortgage Rates, Fees & Info

Stuttgart, AR

LEI: 54930009DUZUXUZIDL84

Tax ID: 71-0203044

5 stars - out of 5 stars, based on 24 reviews

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    Review & Overview

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank is a smaller bank specializing in Home Purchase and Refi loans. The Farmers & Merchants Bank has a high proportion of conventional loans. Their top markets by origination volume include: Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff among others. We have data for 14 markets. (Some data included below & more in-depth data is available with an active subscription.)

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank has an average approval rate when compared to the average across all lenders. They have a below average pick rate when compared to similar lenders. The Farmers & Merchants Bank is typically a low fee lender. (We use the term "fees" to include things like closing costs and other costs incurred by borrowers-- whether they are paid out of pocket or rolled into the loan.) They typically have about average rates.

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    SimulatedRates™

    Mortgage Type
    Simulated Rate Simulation Date
    30 Year Conventional Purchase 6.73% 12/4/22
    30 Year Conventional Refi 6.65% 12/4/22
    30 Year Cash-out Refi 6.75% 12/4/22
    15 Year Conventional Purchase 6.52% 12/4/22
    15 Year Conventional Refi 5.88% 12/4/22
    15 Year Cash-out Refi 5.88% 12/4/22
    These are simulated rates generated by our proprietary machine learning models. These are not guaranteed by the bank. They are our estimates based on a lender's past behaviors combined with current market conditions. Contact an individual lender for their actual rates. Our models use fixed rate terms for conforming loans, 700+ FICO, 10% down for FHA and 20% for conventional. These are based on consensus, historical data-- not advertised promotional rates.


    Originations

    583

    Origination Dollar Volume (All Markets)

    $108,715,000

    Employee count

    322 Show all (9) awards

    Relative Rate

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's average 30 year fixed mortgage rate was 2.9%.

    The 2021 average 30 year fixed rate mortgage across all markets and lenders was 3.15%.

    This yields a difference of -0.25%.

    Relative Fees (Closing Costs)

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's average total fees/closing costs for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage were $2,717.

    The average total origination fees for 30 year fixed rate mortgages across all lenders (for all loan values, including both points & up-front fees in addition to origination fees) were $4,750.

    Top Markets

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    Market Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    FAYETTEVILLE-SPRINGDALE-ROGERS, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 130 $38,700,000 $297,692 $3,004 3.44%
    Outside of Metro Areas 271 $31,745,000 $117,140 $2,032 3.96%
    JONESBORO, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 77 $17,665,000 $229,416 $2,159 3.75%
    Mountain Home, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 66 $9,990,000 $151,364 $1,808 3.50%
    LITTLE ROCK-NORTH LITTLE ROCK-CONWAY, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 23 $8,335,000 $362,391 $3,122 3.66%
    PINE BLUFF, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 4 $530,000 $132,500 $2,393 3.53%
    Paragould, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 4 $430,000 $107,500 $1,693 3.41%
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $405,000 $405,000 $5,479 3.52%
    FORT SMITH, AR-OK (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $325,000 $325,000 $0 4.15%
    Blytheville, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $275,000 $275,000 $2,769 2.75%
    Searcy, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $140,000 $70,000 $1,656 4.25%
    Batesville, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $85,000 $85,000 $1,167 5.00%
    TEXARKANA, TX-AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $65,000 $65,000 $0 4.35%
    HOT SPRINGS, AR (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $25,000 $25,000 $1,212 4.00%
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's top markets include Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff among others.

    Their top states include:
  • Arkansas (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Missouri (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Colorado (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Oklahoma (FHA|USDA|VA)
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    Product Mix

    Loan Type Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Conventional 583 $108,715,000 $186,475 $2,267 3.75%

    For 2021, The Farmers & Merchants Bank's most frequently originated type of loan was Conventional, with 583 originations.

    Loan Reason

    Loan Reason Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Home Purchase 288 $49,440,000 $171,667 $2,257 4.05%
    Refi 211 $50,845,000 $240,972 $2,320 3.38%
    Other 30 $2,120,000 $70,667 $1,701 4.01%
    Cash Out Refi 30 $4,940,000 $164,667 $2,966 2.77%
    Home Improvement 24 $1,370,000 $57,083 $1,442 4.30%

    For 2021, The Farmers & Merchants Bank's most frequently cited loan purpose was Home Purchase, with 288 originations. The 2nd most popular reason was Refi, with 211 originations.

    Loan Duration/Length

    Loan Length Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    Other 192 $20,530,000 $106,927 $1,695 4.43%
    30 Year 145 $27,035,000 $186,448 $2,717 2.90%
    5 Year 128 $27,450,000 $214,453 $1,355 4.11%
    15 Year 63 $12,405,000 $196,905 $2,777 2.46%
    3 Year 27 $5,375,000 $199,074 $0 4.59%
    1 Year 13 $2,055,000 $158,077 $0 4.87%
    10 Year 8 $12,650,000 $1,581,250 $2,340 3.39%
    20 Year 7 $1,215,000 $173,571 $2,660 2.64%

    For 2021, The Farmers & Merchants Bank's most frequently cited loan duration was Other, with 192 originations. The 2nd most popular length was 30 Year, with 145 originations.

    Origination Fees/Closing Costs

    Origination Fee/Closing Cost Originations Total Value Average Loan
    $<1k 205 $29,495,000 $143,878
    $1k-2k 156 $19,470,000 $124,808
    $2k-3k 26 $6,830,000 $262,692
    $3k-4k 2 $590,000 $295,000
    $5k+ 1 $305,000 $305,000

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's average total fees were $2,717, while their most frequently occuring range of origination fees (closing costs) were in the $<1k bucket, with 205 originations.

    Interest Rates

    Loan Rate Originations Total Value Average Loan
    3-4% 187 $53,655,000 $286,925
    4-5% 182 $18,020,000 $99,011
    2.5-3% 111 $23,225,000 $209,234
    <2.5% 67 $11,295,000 $168,582
    5-6% 34 $2,250,000 $66,176
    6-7% 1 $45,000 $45,000
    % 1 $225,000 $225,000

    During 2021, The Farmers & Merchants Bank's average interest rate for loans was 2.90%, while their most frequently originated rate bucket for loans was 3-4%, with 187 originations.

    Loan Sizing

    Loan Size Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $100,000 or less 237 $13,815,000 $58,291 $1,655 4.18%
    $100k-200k 218 $31,270,000 $143,440 $2,409 3.56%
    $200k-400k 98 $25,510,000 $260,306 $3,011 3.23%
    $400k-600k 19 $8,805,000 $463,421 $3,097 3.20%
    $1MM+ 8 $26,970,000 $3,371,250 $0 3.57%
    $600k-1MM 3 $2,345,000 $781,667 $0 3.73%

    2021 saw The Farmers & Merchants Bank place emphasis on $100,000 or less loans with 237 originations, totaling $13,815,000 in origination value.

    Applicant Income

    Applicant Income Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $50k or less 134 $10,800,000 $80,597 $1,990 3.88%
    $50k-75k 115 $14,545,000 $126,478 $2,159 3.72%
    $75k-100k 94 $13,820,000 $147,021 $2,234 3.52%
    $100k-150k 63 $10,405,000 $165,159 $2,656 3.67%
    $150k-250k 48 $9,840,000 $205,000 $2,920 3.56%
    $250k+ 19 $6,125,000 $322,368 $2,795 3.22%

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank lent most frequently to those with incomes in the $50k or less range, with 134 originations. The second most popular income band? $50k-75k, with 115 originations.

    Applicant Debt to Income Ratio

    DTI Ratio Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    20-30% 124 $17,010,000 $137,177 $2,225 3.44%
    30-36% 88 $13,030,000 $148,068 $2,385 3.63%
    <20% 71 $11,315,000 $159,366 $2,261 3.33%
    39% 19 $2,115,000 $111,316 $2,055 3.76%
    38% 15 $2,295,000 $153,000 $2,492 3.76%
    42% 14 $1,620,000 $115,714 $2,263 4.04%
    36% 13 $1,995,000 $153,462 $2,458 3.74%
    37% 12 $1,720,000 $143,333 $2,064 3.71%
    41% 11 $2,065,000 $187,727 $2,475 3.72%
    40% 9 $1,135,000 $126,111 $2,349 3.53%
    44% 8 $1,350,000 $168,750 $1,862 3.86%
    >60% 6 $600,000 $100,000 $1,568 5.05%
    46% 6 $960,000 $160,000 $2,250 3.60%
    43% 5 $415,000 $83,000 $1,571 4.43%
    48% 5 $855,000 $171,000 $2,664 2.75%
    50-60% 5 $705,000 $141,000 $1,242 4.40%
    47% 4 $820,000 $205,000 $2,292 3.12%
    45% 4 $450,000 $112,500 $2,546 3.84%
    49% 3 $325,000 $108,333 $2,764 2.67%

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank lent most frequently to those with DTI ratios of 20-30%, with 124 originations. The next most common DTI ratio? 30-36%, with 88 originations.

    Ethnicity Mix

    Applicant Ethnicity Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    White 430 $58,470,000 $135,977 $2,271 3.65%
    Not applicable 100 $41,690,000 $416,900 $0 4.11%
    Not provided 38 $6,210,000 $163,421 $2,377 3.62%
    Asian 4 $1,310,000 $327,500 $2,379 4.02%
    Black 10 $780,000 $78,000 $1,560 4.59%
    American Indian 1 $255,000 $255,000 $1,984 2.75%

    Approval Rates

    Total approvals of all applications
    89.20%

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank has an average approval rate.

    Pick Rate

    Approvals leading to origination
    83.88%

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank has a below average pick rate.

    Points and Fees

    Points Originations Total Value Average Loan
    NA 583 $108,715,000 $186,475

    Occupancy Type Mix

    Dwelling Type Originations Total Value Average Loan
    583 $108,715,000 $186,475

    LTV Distribution

    Loan to Value Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    20-40% 43 $3,215,000 $74,767 $2,058 3.74%
    40-60% 77 $13,425,000 $174,351 $2,404 3.58%
    60-80% 232 $52,200,000 $225,000 $2,408 3.61%
    80-100% 210 $38,790,000 $184,714 $2,215 3.88%
    Over 100% 1 $105,000 $105,000 $1,878 5.00%
    Under 20% 20 $980,000 $49,000 $1,169 4.55%

    Bank Details

    Branches

    Bank Name Branch Branch Type Deposits (000's)
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank Seventh And Maple Streets Stuttgart, AR 72160 Limited, Drive-thru $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 2696 Highway 62 East Mountain Home, AR 72653 Full Service B&M $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 3120 North College Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72703 Full Service B&M $33,115
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 3150 Wedington Drive Fayetteville, AR 72704 Limited, Drive-thru $15,457
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 3210 Sw Regency Pkwy Bentonville, AR 72712 Full Service B&M $24,687
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 400 East Highland Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 Full Service B&M $84,979
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 502 South Hickory Street Mountain Home, AR 72653 Full Service B&M $226,097
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 542 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 Limited, Drive-thru $7,472
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 701 East Main Street Gassville, AR 72635 Full Service B&M $15,197
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 708 South Main Street Stuttgart, AR 72160 Full Service B&M $223,395
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 801 North Main Street Stuttgart, AR 72160 Limited, Drive-thru $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 813 North Fourche Avenue Perryville, AR 72126 Full Service B&M $62,353
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank One South Block Fayetteville, AR 72703 Full Service B&M $191,816
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 1 Bank Plaza Pocahontas, AR 72455 Full Service B&M $135,008
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 102 East 22nd Street Stuttgart, AR 72160 Limited, Drive-thru $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 108 West Front Street Hazen, AR 72064 Full Service B&M $43,217
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 110 W Third Des Arc, AR 72040 Full Service B&M $59,819
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 1600 North Oak Street Morrilton, AR 72110 Full Service B&M $25,498
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 1608 U S Highway 67 South Pocahontas, AR 72455 Limited, Drive-thru $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 1846 North Crossover Road Fayetteville, AR 72701 Full Service B&M $88,469
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 1960 Whitehead Drive Dewitt, AR 72042 Full Service B&M $76,430
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 200 Main Street West Fork, AR 72774 Full Service B&M $32,702
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 202 Hindman St Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Full Service B&M $20,819
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 203 North 1st Street Flippin, AR 72634 Full Service B&M $16,216
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 21st And Buerkle Streets Stuttgart, AR 72160 Limited, Drive-thru $0
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank 257 West Main Farmington, AR 72730 Full Service B&M $13,511
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank Sheffield Road And Highway 178 East Lakeview, AR 72642 Full Service B&M $19,003

    For 2021, The Farmers & Merchants Bank had 27 branches.

    Yearly Performance Overview

    Bank Income

    Item Value (in 000's)
    Total interest income $54,604
    Net interest income $50,739
    Total noninterest income $12,622
    Gross Fiduciary activities income $2,120
    Service charges on deposit accounts $2,642
    Trading account gains and fees $0
    Additional Noninterest Income $7,860
    Pre-tax net operating income $17,622
    Securities gains (or losses, -) $23
    Income before extraordinary items $13,436
    Discontinued Operations (Extraordinary gains, net) $0
    Net income of bank and minority interests $13,436
    Minority interest net income $0
    Net income $13,436
    Sale, conversion, retirement of capital stock, net $0
    Net operating income $13,417

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's gross interest income from loans was $54,604,000.
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's net interest income from loans was $50,739,000.
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's fee based income from loans was $2,642,000.
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's net income from loans was $13,436,000.

    Bank Expenses

    Item Value (in 000's)
    Total interest expense $3,865
    Provision for credit losses $2,350
    Total noninterest expense $43,389
    Salaries and employee benefits $24,143
    Premises and equipment expense $4,553
    Additional noninterest expense $14,693
    Applicable income taxes $4,209
    Net charge-offs $512
    Cash dividends $8,000

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's interest expense for loans was $3,865,000.
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's payroll and benefits expense were $24,143,000.
    The Farmers & Merchants Bank's property, plant and equipment expenses $4,553,000.

    Loan Performance

    Type of Loan % of Loans Noncurrent (30+ days, end of period snapshot)
    All loans 0.0%
    Real Estate loans 0.0%
    Construction & Land Development loans 0.0%
    Nonfarm, nonresidential loans 0.0%
    Multifamily residential loans 7.0%
    1-4 family residential loans 0.0%
    HELOC loans 0.0%
    All other family 0.0%
    Commercial & industrial loans 1.0%
    Personal loans 0.0%
    Credit card loans 0.0%
    Other individual loans 0.0%
    Auto loans 0.0%
    Other consumer loans 0.0%
    Unsecured commercial real estate loans 0.0%

    Deposits

    Type Value (in 000's)
    Total deposits $1,497,951
    Deposits held in domestic offices $1,497,951
    Deposits by Individuals, partnerships, and corporations $1,309,021
    Deposits by U.S. Government $0
    Deposits by States and political subdivisions in the U.S. $185,961
    Deposits by Commercial banks and other depository institutions in U.S. $2,969
    Deposits by Banks in foreign countries $0
    Deposits by Foreign governments and official institutions $0
    Transaction accounts $295,242
    Demand deposits $286,375
    Nontransaction accounts $1,202,709
    Money market deposit accounts (MMDAs) $111,438
    Other savings deposits (excluding MMDAs) $876,654
    Total time deposits $214,617
    Total time and savings deposits $1,211,576
    Noninterest-bearing deposits $358,621
    Interest-bearing deposits $1,139,330
    Retail deposits $1,441,344
    IRAs and Keogh plan accounts $32,306
    Brokered deposits $0
    Deposits held in foreign offices $0

    Assets

    Asset Value (in 000's)
    Total Assets $1,737,079
    Cash & Balances due from depository institutions $41,644
    Interest-bearing balances $15,068
    Total securities $365,052
    Federal funds sold & reverse repurchase $165,119
    Net loans and leases $1,001,259
    Loan and leases loss allowance $12,484
    Trading account assets $0
    Bank premises and fixed assets $34,370
    Other real estate owned $0
    Goodwill and other intangibles $54,460
    All other assets $75,175

    Liabilities

    Liabilities Value (in 000's)
    Total liabilities and capital $1,737,079
    Total Liabilities $1,526,887
    Total deposits $1,497,951
    Interest-bearing deposits $1,139,330
    Deposits held in domestic offices $1,497,951
    % insured (estimated) $78
    Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements $9,229
    Trading liabilities $0
    Other borrowed funds $10,288
    Subordinated debt $0
    All other liabilities $9,419

    Issued Loan Types

    Type Value (in 000's)
    Net loans and leases $1,001,259
    Loan and leases loss allowance $12,484
    Total loans and leases (domestic) $1,013,743
    All real estate loans $775,895
    Real estate loans in domestic offices $775,895
    Construction and development loans $84,237
    Residential 1-4 family construction $31,833
    Other construction, all land development and other land $52,404
    Loans secured by nonfarm nonresidential properties $344,537
    Nonfarm nonresidential secured by owner-occupied properties $114,347
    Commercial real estate & other non-farm, non-residential $230,190
    Multifamily residential real estate $18,684
    1-4 family residential loans $239,415
    Farmland loans $89,022
    Loans held in foreign offices $0
    Farm loans $92,662
    Commercial and industrial loans $119,145
    To non-U.S. addressees $0
    Loans to individuals $19,773
    Credit card loans $3,078
    Related Plans $470
    Consumer Auto Loans $5,903
    Other loans to individuals $10,322
    All other loans & leases $6,268
    Loans to foreign governments and official institutions $0
    Other loans $3,739
    Loans to depository institutions and acceptances of other banks $0
    Loans not secured by real estate $0
    Loans secured by real estate to non-U.S. addressees $0
    Restructured Loans & leases $43
    Non 1-4 family restructured loans & leases $36
    Total loans and leases (foreign) $0

    The Farmers & Merchants Bank had $1,001,259,000 of loans outstanding in 2021. $775,895,000 of loans were in real estate loans. $84,237,000 of loans were in development loans. $18,684,000 of loans were in multifamily mortgage loans. $239,415,000 of loans were in 1-4 family mortgage loans. $92,662,000 of loans were in farm loans. $3,078,000 of loans were in credit card loans. $5,903,000 of loans were in the auto loan category.

    Small Business Loans

    Categorization # of Loans in Category $ amount of loans (in 000's) Average $/loan
    Nonfarm, nonresidential loans - <$1MM 524 $97,965 $186,956
    Nonfarm, nonresidential loans - <$100k 177 $6,675 $37,712
    Nonfarm, nonresidential loans - $100-250k 164 $20,390 $124,329
    Nonfarm, nonresidential loans - $250k-1MM 183 $70,900 $387,432
    Commercial & Industrial, US addressed loans - <$1MM 1,184 $61,104 $51,608
    Commercial & Industrial, US addressed loans - <$100k 965 $20,205 $20,938
    Commercial & Industrial, US addressed loans - $100-250k 133 $14,503 $109,045
    Commercial & Industrial, US addressed loans - $250k-1MM 86 $26,396 $306,930
    Farmland loans - <$1MM 424 $57,838 $136,410
    Farmland loans - <$100k 208 $7,718 $37,106
    Farmland loans - $100-250k 118 $13,546 $114,797
    Farmland loans - $250k-1MM 98 $36,574 $373,204
    Agriculture operations loans - <$1MM 526 $47,637 $90,565
    Agriculture operations loans - <$100k 304 $8,130 $26,743
    Agriculture operations loans - $100-250k 106 $10,452 $98,604
    Agriculture operations loans - $250k-1MM 116 $29,055 $250,474