Fortress Bank Mortgage Rates, Fees & Info

Peoria, IL

LEI: 5493003EAJYUK1F8B139

Tax ID: 37-1232652

5 stars - Updated: 6/9/24 - out of 5 stars, based on 26 reviews

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Review & Overview

Fortress Bank is a smaller bank specializing in Home Purchase loans. Fortress Bank has a high proportion of conventional loans. They have an average proportion of FHA loans. They have a low ratio of USDA loans. Their top markets by origination volume include: Des Moines, Peoria, Davenport, Fort Madison, and Macomb among others. We have data for 52 markets. (Some data included below & more in-depth data is available with an active subscription.)

Fortress Bank has an above average approval rate when compared to the average across all lenders. They have a below average pick rate when compared to similar lenders. Fortress 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 relatively high rates.

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SimulatedRates™

Mortgage Type
Simulated Rate Simulation Date
30 Year Conventional Purchase 6.62% 6/9/24
30 Year Conventional Refi 6.56% 6/9/24
30 Year Cash-out Refi 6.64% 6/9/24
30 Year FHA Purchase 7.38% 6/9/24
30 Year FHA Refi 6.27% 6/9/24
30 Year VA Purchase 6.18% 6/9/24
30 Year USDA Purchase 6.87% 6/9/24
15 Year Conventional Purchase 6.04% 6/9/24
15 Year Conventional Refi 6.10% 6/9/24
15 Year Cash-out Refi 6.10% 6/9/24
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.

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Originations

690

Origination Dollar Volume (All Markets)

$136,010,000
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Relative Rate

Fortress Bank's average 30 year fixed mortgage rate was 6.63%.

The 2023 average 30 year fixed rate mortgage across all markets and lenders was 6.48%.

This yields a difference of 0.15%.

Relative Fees (Closing Costs)

Fortress Bank's average total fees/closing costs for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage were $3,762.

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 $9,089.

Top Markets

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Market Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
DES MOINES-WEST DES MOINES, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 280 $67,120,000 $239,714 $4,469 6.61%
PEORIA, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 192 $29,600,000 $154,167 $2,687 6.76%
DAVENPORT-MOLINE-ROCK ISLAND, IA-IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 51 $9,985,000 $195,784 $2,571 6.77%
Outside of Metro Areas 33 $5,385,000 $163,182 $3,316 6.66%
Fort Madison-Keokuk, IA-IL-MO (FHA|USDA|VA) 34 $3,890,000 $114,412 $2,206 6.77%
Macomb, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 17 $1,575,000 $92,647 $2,029 7.06%
AMES, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 8 $1,380,000 $172,500 $3,122 6.43%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (FHA|USDA|VA) 6 $1,270,000 $211,667 $4,858 7.48%
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-ALPHARETTA, GA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $1,005,000 $1,005,000 $5,375 6.50%
ST. LOUIS, MO-IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $925,000 $308,333 $2,886 7.13%
DULUTH, MN-WI (FHA|USDA|VA) 4 $900,000 $225,000 $3,353 7.25%
Ottumwa, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $795,000 $265,000 $4,979 6.50%
NAPLES-MARCO ISLAND, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $785,000 $785,000 $0 7.13%
DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD, CO (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $755,000 $755,000 $1,917 7.75%
CRESTVIEW-FORT WALTON BEACH-DESTIN, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $705,000 $705,000 $0 7.15%
Galesburg, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 5 $625,000 $125,000 $2,102 6.53%
IOWA CITY, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $545,000 $181,667 $4,287 6.96%
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL-BLOOMINGTON, MN-WI (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $535,000 $535,000 $5,687 6.88%
KNOXVILLE, TN (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $475,000 $475,000 $1,640 7.38%
JACKSONVILLE, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $455,000 $455,000 $5,020 6.75%
CAPE CORAL-FORT MYERS, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $430,000 $215,000 $5,199 7.00%
Pella, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $430,000 $215,000 $2,620 5.94%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $390,000 $195,000 $0 7.50%
GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT, NC (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $385,000 $385,000 $8,698 6.50%
Oskaloosa, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $375,000 $125,000 $2,821 7.50%
TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $365,000 $365,000 $4,592 6.50%
MILWAUKEE-WAUKESHA, WI (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $295,000 $295,000 $0 7.65%
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $290,000 $145,000 $2,842 5.75%
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $280,000 $140,000 $5,352 6.75%
LAKELAND-WINTER HAVEN, FL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $275,000 $275,000 $4,058 7.88%
SOUTH BEND-MISHAWAKA, IN-MI (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $230,000 $115,000 $0 7.13%
BLOOMINGTON, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $225,000 $225,000 $2,555 7.50%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $225,000 $225,000 $3,868 7.00%
Clinton, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $220,000 $110,000 $3,415 7.13%
Kirksville, MO (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $205,000 $205,000 $1,782 6.00%
Muscatine, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $205,000 $205,000 $3,527 6.63%
BISMARCK, ND (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $205,000 $205,000 $5,187 5.63%
Burlington, IA-IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $200,000 $100,000 $3,070 6.75%
Fort Dodge, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $195,000 $195,000 $4,532 6.88%
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $190,000 $95,000 $2,156 6.25%
LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON-PARADISE, NV (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $185,000 $185,000 $1,748 6.63%
FORT WAYNE, IN (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $185,000 $185,000 $0 6.95%
Lincoln, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $170,000 $85,000 $0 8.13%
COLUMBUS, OH (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $155,000 $155,000 $7,280 7.25%
Fairfield, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $155,000 $155,000 $2,201 5.50%
DECATUR, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $155,000 $155,000 $4,929 7.75%
Marshalltown, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $155,000 $155,000 $3,032 6.75%
PHOENIX-MESA-CHANDLER, AZ (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $145,000 $145,000 $4,800 4.88%
Carroll, IA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $125,000 $125,000 $4,832 5.88%
Starkville, MS (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $105,000 $105,000 $3,550 6.38%
SPRINGFIELD, IL (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $75,000 $75,000 $0 6.50%
INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL-ANDERSON, IN (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $75,000 $75,000 $3,285 7.25%
Fortress Bank's top markets include Des Moines, Peoria, Davenport, Fort Madison, and Macomb among others.

Their top states include:
  • Iowa (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Illinois (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Florida (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Missouri (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Minnesota (FHA|USDA|VA)
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    Product Mix

    Loan Type Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Conventional 527 $103,505,000 $196,404 $2,659 6.76%
    FHA 118 $22,940,000 $194,407 $6,719 6.58%
    VA 34 $7,740,000 $227,647 $4,568 6.62%
    USDA 11 $1,825,000 $165,909 $4,668 6.10%

    For 2023, Fortress Bank's most frequently originated type of loan was Conventional, with 527 originations. Their 2nd most popular type was FHA, with 118 originations.

    Loan Reason

    Loan Reason Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Home Purchase 614 $120,870,000 $196,857 $3,748 6.66%
    Refi 60 $12,660,000 $211,000 $2,013 7.29%
    Cash Out Refi 14 $2,080,000 $148,571 $3,145 6.63%
    Home Improvement 2 $400,000 $200,000 $3,009 8.06%

    For 2023, Fortress Bank's most frequently cited loan purpose was Home Purchase, with 614 originations. The 2nd most popular reason was Refi, with 60 originations.

    Loan Duration/Length

    Loan Length Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    30 Year 576 $115,430,000 $200,399 $3,762 6.63%
    5 Year 51 $12,805,000 $251,078 $675 7.14%
    15 Year 34 $4,560,000 $134,118 $1,923 7.04%
    20 Year 12 $1,380,000 $115,000 $2,118 6.92%
    Other 9 $705,000 $78,333 $1,250 7.87%
    10 Year 7 $855,000 $122,143 $1,799 6.83%
    1 Year 1 $275,000 $275,000 $0 7.50%

    For 2023, Fortress Bank's most frequently cited loan duration was 30 Year, with 576 originations. The 2nd most popular length was 5 Year, with 51 originations.

    Origination Fees/Closing Costs

    Origination Fee/Closing Cost Originations Total Value Average Loan
    $<1k 340 $58,590,000 $172,324
    $1k-2k 126 $24,870,000 $197,381
    $2k-3k 79 $19,975,000 $252,848
    $3k-4k 25 $7,215,000 $288,600
    $5k+ 9 $3,355,000 $372,778
    $4k-5k 6 $2,460,000 $410,000

    Fortress Bank's average total fees were $3,762, while their most frequently occuring range of origination fees (closing costs) were in the $<1k bucket, with 340 originations.

    Interest Rates

    Loan Rate Originations Total Value Average Loan
    6-7% 353 $71,205,000 $201,714
    7-8% 187 $42,025,000 $224,733
    5-6% 126 $20,060,000 $159,206
    Over 8% 19 $2,085,000 $109,737
    4-5% 1 $145,000 $145,000

    During 2023, Fortress Bank's average interest rate for loans was 6.63%, while their most frequently originated rate bucket for loans was 6-7%, with 353 originations.

    Loan Sizing

    Loan Size Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $100k-200k 266 $39,550,000 $148,684 $3,405 6.57%
    $200k-400k 217 $58,585,000 $269,977 $4,653 6.76%
    $100,000 or less 166 $10,280,000 $61,928 $2,169 6.82%
    $400k-600k 22 $10,390,000 $472,273 $3,579 6.78%
    $600k-1MM 15 $11,765,000 $784,333 $2,976 7.07%
    $1MM+ 4 $5,440,000 $1,360,000 $5,590 6.83%

    2023 saw Fortress Bank place emphasis on $100k-200k loans with 266 originations, totaling $39,550,000 in origination value.

    Applicant Income

    Applicant Income Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $50k-75k 154 $24,080,000 $156,364 $4,031 6.58%
    $50k or less 132 $13,780,000 $104,394 $2,718 6.47%
    $75k-100k 117 $23,205,000 $198,333 $3,851 6.63%
    $100k-150k 102 $23,150,000 $226,961 $4,175 6.74%
    $150k-250k 77 $22,045,000 $286,299 $3,360 6.88%
    $250k+ 39 $14,355,000 $368,077 $3,067 6.99%

    Fortress Bank lent most frequently to those with incomes in the $50k-75k range, with 154 originations. The second most popular income band? $50k or less, with 132 originations.

    Applicant Debt to Income Ratio

    DTI Ratio Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    20-30% 117 $23,075,000 $197,222 $2,746 6.57%
    30-36% 116 $22,380,000 $192,931 $3,460 6.68%
    <20% 40 $6,060,000 $151,500 $2,476 6.53%
    41% 29 $5,885,000 $202,931 $3,829 6.54%
    44% 26 $5,650,000 $217,308 $4,522 6.72%
    40% 26 $4,970,000 $191,154 $4,096 6.76%
    43% 26 $4,760,000 $183,077 $3,754 6.62%
    42% 24 $4,220,000 $175,833 $4,932 6.40%
    39% 24 $4,500,000 $187,500 $3,756 6.46%
    47% 24 $4,570,000 $190,417 $3,261 6.87%
    49% 23 $5,055,000 $219,783 $3,850 6.66%
    37% 23 $4,305,000 $187,174 $3,533 6.65%
    48% 22 $4,930,000 $224,091 $4,125 6.80%
    45% 21 $3,125,000 $148,810 $3,376 6.54%
    50-60% 21 $5,835,000 $277,857 $5,998 6.97%
    46% 19 $3,745,000 $197,105 $5,305 6.83%
    38% 16 $3,170,000 $198,125 $4,364 6.69%
    36% 13 $2,415,000 $185,769 $3,581 6.64%
    >60% 10 $1,810,000 $181,000 $2,048 7.46%

    Fortress Bank lent most frequently to those with DTI ratios of 20-30%, with 117 originations. The next most common DTI ratio? 30-36%, with 116 originations.

    Ethnicity Mix

    Applicant Ethnicity Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    White 548 $102,370,000 $186,807 $3,453 6.68%
    Not applicable 36 $11,570,000 $321,389 $0 7.22%
    Black 48 $10,050,000 $209,375 $5,322 6.90%
    Not provided 39 $7,105,000 $182,179 $3,985 6.56%
    Asian 9 $2,925,000 $325,000 $3,508 6.42%
    Other Asian 3 $565,000 $188,333 $2,148 7.38%
    American Indian 3 $535,000 $178,333 $4,900 6.29%
    Korean 1 $295,000 $295,000 $2,207 7.50%
    Asian Indian 1 $275,000 $275,000 $2,624 6.75%
    Filipino 1 $185,000 $185,000 $2,416 5.88%
    Other Pacific Islander 1 $135,000 $135,000 $3,551 6.13%

    Approval Rates

    Total approvals of all applications
    97.29%

    Fortress Bank has an exceptionally high approval rate. They either target their audience very well or may have lax underwriting protocols.

    Pick Rate

    Approvals leading to origination
    85.22%

    Fortress Bank has an average pick rate.

    Points and Fees

    Points Originations Total Value Average Loan
    NA 690 $136,010,000 $197,116

    Occupancy Type Mix

    Dwelling Type Originations Total Value Average Loan
    690 $136,010,000 $197,116

    LTV Distribution

    Loan to Value Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    20-40% 20 $1,950,000 $97,500 $2,073 6.64%
    40-60% 50 $10,530,000 $210,600 $2,592 6.64%
    60-80% 192 $35,680,000 $185,833 $2,518 6.84%
    80-100% 385 $78,595,000 $204,143 $4,204 6.60%
    Over 100% 7 $1,555,000 $222,143 $6,599 6.98%
    Under 20% 13 $745,000 $57,308 $1,640 7.89%