Cathay Bank Mortgage Rates, Fees & Info

Los Angeles, CA

LEI: FT6J43S06X6CLJ0R0B48

Tax ID: 95-2156738

4.9 stars - Updated: 2/19/24 - out of 5 stars, based on 45 reviews

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Review & Overview

Cathay Bank is a small bank specializing in Home Purchase loans. Cathay Bank has a high proportion of conventional loans. Their top markets by origination volume include: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Riverside, and San Francisco among others. We have data for 38 markets. (Some data included below & more in-depth data is available with an active subscription.)

Cathay 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. Cathay Bank is typically an average 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 6.53% 2/19/24
30 Year Conventional Refi 6.60% 2/19/24
30 Year Cash-out Refi 6.63% 2/19/24
15 Year Conventional Purchase 6.63% 2/19/24
15 Year Conventional Refi 6.64% 2/19/24
15 Year Cash-out Refi 6.64% 2/19/24
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

1,999

Origination Dollar Volume (All Markets)

$1,636,755,000

Relative Rate

Cathay Bank's average 30 year fixed mortgage rate was 4.95%.

The 2022 average 30 year fixed rate mortgage across all markets and lenders was 4.76%.

This yields a difference of 0.19%.

Relative Fees (Closing Costs)

Cathay Bank's average total fees/closing costs for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage were $6,003.

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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (FHA|USDA|VA) 860 $607,350,000 $706,221 $6,808 4.91%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 453 $569,825,000 $1,257,892 $6,219 4.72%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (FHA|USDA|VA) 81 $96,665,000 $1,193,395 $4,427 5.03%
RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO-ONTARIO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 170 $81,920,000 $481,882 $4,900 4.72%
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 56 $59,180,000 $1,056,786 $5,207 4.74%
SAN DIEGO-CHULA VISTA-CARLSBAD, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 53 $49,045,000 $925,377 $6,041 4.57%
HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS-SUGAR LAND, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 85 $37,395,000 $439,941 $4,764 5.00%
SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 27 $35,155,000 $1,302,037 $4,167 4.42%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (FHA|USDA|VA) 29 $21,625,000 $745,690 $4,849 5.09%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (FHA|USDA|VA) 45 $18,515,000 $411,444 $4,760 5.25%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 33 $13,445,000 $407,424 $5,588 5.23%
LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON-PARADISE, NV (FHA|USDA|VA) 34 $12,400,000 $364,706 $3,229 4.60%
SPRINGFIELD, MA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $6,135,000 $6,135,000 $0 6.16%
OXNARD-THOUSAND OAKS-VENTURA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 7 $4,375,000 $625,000 $5,839 5.41%
AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK-GEORGETOWN, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 13 $4,235,000 $325,769 $5,170 5.53%
SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE-FOLSOM, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 12 $4,100,000 $341,667 $4,211 5.02%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (FHA|USDA|VA) 6 $3,100,000 $516,667 $4,856 4.85%
STOCKTON, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $1,970,000 $985,000 $3,999 6.23%
POUGHKEEPSIE-NEWBURGH-MIDDLETOWN, NY (FHA|USDA|VA) 4 $1,930,000 $482,500 $5,271 3.94%
BALTIMORE-COLUMBIA-TOWSON, MD (FHA|USDA|VA) 4 $1,330,000 $332,500 $3,631 4.91%
TRENTON-PRINCETON, NJ (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $1,265,000 $421,667 $5,638 4.76%
RENO, NV (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $890,000 $445,000 $3,682 4.94%
VALLEJO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 2 $720,000 $360,000 $3,085 5.13%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (FHA|USDA|VA) 3 $605,000 $201,667 $3,615 5.29%
Moses Lake, WA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $495,000 $495,000 $3,663 4.00%
FRESNO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $345,000 $345,000 $4,072 4.25%
MERCED, CA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $315,000 $315,000 $0 5.88%
WORCESTER, MA-CT (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $305,000 $305,000 $2,666 4.00%
BELLINGHAM, WA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $305,000 $305,000 $2,936 5.88%
OLYMPIA-LACEY-TUMWATER, WA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $305,000 $305,000 $3,832 3.88%
SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $265,000 $265,000 $0 3.88%
Outside of Metro Areas 1 $255,000 $255,000 $2,976 5.88%
COLLEGE STATION-BRYAN, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $195,000 $195,000 $0 4.13%
PROVIDENCE-WARWICK, RI-MA (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $175,000 $175,000 $3,906 5.50%
UTICA-ROME, NY (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $175,000 $175,000 $3,971 3.75%
KILLEEN-TEMPLE, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $165,000 $165,000 $0 6.25%
ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY, NY (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $165,000 $165,000 $0 5.88%
LUBBOCK, TX (FHA|USDA|VA) 1 $115,000 $115,000 $0 4.25%
Cathay Bank's top markets include New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Riverside, and San Francisco among others.

Their top states include:
  • California (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • New York (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Washington (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Texas (FHA|USDA|VA)
  • Massachusetts (FHA|USDA|VA)
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    Product Mix

    Loan Type Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Conventional 1,999 $1,636,755,000 $818,787 $6,039 4.86%

    For 2022, Cathay Bank's most frequently originated type of loan was Conventional, with 1,999 originations.

    Loan Reason

    Loan Reason Originations Total Value Avg. Loan Avg. Fees Avg. Rate
    Home Purchase 1,567 $1,113,245,000 $710,431 $6,326 4.96%
    Refi 243 $221,425,000 $911,214 $4,795 4.37%
    Cash Out Refi 185 $300,145,000 $1,622,405 $4,868 4.68%
    Home Improvement 2 $1,170,000 $585,000 $4,840 4.00%
    Other 2 $770,000 $385,000 $5,011 3.88%

    For 2022, Cathay Bank's most frequently cited loan purpose was Home Purchase, with 1,567 originations. The 2nd most popular reason was Refi, with 243 originations.

    Loan Duration/Length

    Loan Length Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    30 Year 1,326 $895,790,000 $675,558 $6,003 4.95%
    15 Year 391 $195,465,000 $499,910 $6,146 4.42%
    10 Year 216 $307,900,000 $1,425,463 $0 4.98%
    5 Year 38 $161,910,000 $4,260,789 $0 5.18%
    Other 19 $39,885,000 $2,099,211 $0 4.69%
    3 Year 9 $35,805,000 $3,978,333 $0 5.83%

    For 2022, Cathay Bank's most frequently cited loan duration was 30 Year, with 1,326 originations. The 2nd most popular length was 15 Year, with 391 originations.

    Origination Fees/Closing Costs

    Origination Fee/Closing Cost Originations Total Value Average Loan
    $<1k 1,089 $719,735,000 $660,914
    $2k-3k 47 $22,015,000 $468,404
    $3k-4k 45 $27,505,000 $611,222
    $1k-2k 30 $13,420,000 $447,333
    $5k+ 23 $28,125,000 $1,222,826
    $4k-5k 16 $12,310,000 $769,375

    Cathay Bank's average total fees were $6,003, while their most frequently occuring range of origination fees (closing costs) were in the $<1k bucket, with 1,089 originations.

    Interest Rates

    Loan Rate Originations Total Value Average Loan
    5-6% 776 $599,910,000 $773,080
    3-4% 631 $488,405,000 $774,017
    4-5% 430 $327,650,000 $761,977
    6-7% 133 $146,545,000 $1,101,842
    2.5-3% 26 $51,060,000 $1,963,846
    7-8% 2 $2,180,000 $1,090,000
    <2.5% 1 $21,005,000 $21,005,000

    During 2022, Cathay Bank's average interest rate for loans was 4.95%, while their most frequently originated rate bucket for loans was 5-6%, with 776 originations.

    Loan Sizing

    Loan Size Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $400k-600k 648 $315,880,000 $487,469 $5,708 4.79%
    $600k-1MM 501 $387,175,000 $772,804 $6,669 4.99%
    $200k-400k 423 $132,425,000 $313,061 $4,783 4.85%
    $1MM+ 349 $789,125,000 $2,261,103 $8,054 4.76%
    $100k-200k 72 $11,640,000 $161,667 $4,015 5.00%
    $100,000 or less 6 $510,000 $85,000 $4,448 5.00%

    2022 saw Cathay Bank place emphasis on $400k-600k loans with 648 originations, totaling $315,880,000 in origination value.

    Applicant Income

    Applicant Income Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    $150k-250k 175 $104,245,000 $595,686 $6,855 4.90%
    $100k-150k 150 $66,820,000 $445,467 $6,191 4.66%
    $75k-100k 51 $19,885,000 $389,902 $5,021 4.21%
    $250k+ 42 $37,230,000 $886,429 $7,578 4.78%
    $50k-75k 31 $10,595,000 $341,774 $3,888 3.55%
    $50k or less 11 $3,935,000 $357,727 $2,955 3.74%

    Cathay Bank lent most frequently to those with incomes in the $150k-250k range, with 175 originations. The second most popular income band? $100k-150k, with 150 originations.

    Applicant Debt to Income Ratio

    DTI Ratio Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    30-36% 118 $62,340,000 $528,305 $6,455 4.78%
    20-30% 67 $29,005,000 $432,910 $5,812 4.79%
    50-60% 34 $15,270,000 $449,118 $3,673 3.53%
    36% 24 $14,350,000 $597,917 $6,051 4.73%
    41% 23 $11,495,000 $499,783 $6,444 4.64%
    38% 23 $12,665,000 $550,652 $7,009 4.64%
    <20% 23 $8,205,000 $356,739 $5,399 4.54%
    44% 21 $13,245,000 $630,714 $6,470 4.72%
    39% 19 $11,575,000 $609,211 $7,387 4.78%
    43% 18 $10,210,000 $567,222 $6,069 4.35%
    37% 18 $9,440,000 $524,444 $6,462 4.74%
    40% 17 $9,365,000 $550,882 $6,424 4.41%
    42% 16 $12,990,000 $811,875 $7,007 4.30%
    47% 10 $5,520,000 $552,000 $5,598 4.09%
    46% 8 $4,980,000 $622,500 $5,913 4.59%
    45% 7 $5,215,000 $745,000 $5,454 4.80%
    48% 6 $2,920,000 $486,667 $7,093 5.83%
    49% 5 $2,495,000 $499,000 $6,884 4.83%
    >60% 2 $1,610,000 $805,000 $5,188 5.56%

    Cathay Bank lent most frequently to those with DTI ratios of 30-36%, with 118 originations. The next most common DTI ratio? 20-30%, with 67 originations.

    Ethnicity Mix

    Applicant Ethnicity Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    Chinese 1,343 $852,415,000 $634,710 $6,095 4.82%
    Not applicable 273 $535,145,000 $1,960,238 $0 5.01%
    Not provided 169 $110,915,000 $656,302 $5,264 4.71%
    Asian 77 $48,815,000 $633,961 $6,777 4.98%
    White 45 $33,875,000 $752,778 $5,924 5.01%
    Other Asian 26 $17,390,000 $668,846 $6,939 5.24%
    Vietnamese 28 $16,180,000 $577,857 $5,196 5.07%
    Asian Indian 13 $7,125,000 $548,077 $6,957 5.74%
    Korean 8 $6,960,000 $870,000 $5,969 4.56%
    Black 9 $3,675,000 $408,333 $4,513 4.00%
    Filipino 2 $1,850,000 $925,000 $3,437 4.94%
    American Indian 3 $1,455,000 $485,000 $3,742 3.88%
    Japanese 2 $530,000 $265,000 $0 6.00%
    Native Hawaiian or Islander 1 $425,000 $425,000 $0 5.75%

    Approval Rates

    Total approvals of all applications
    92.12%

    Cathay Bank has an average approval rate.

    Pick Rate

    Approvals leading to origination
    83.54%

    Cathay Bank has a below average pick rate.

    Points and Fees

    Points Originations Total Value Average Loan
    NA 1,999 $1,636,755,000 $818,787

    Occupancy Type Mix

    Dwelling Type Originations Total Value Average Loan
    1,999 $1,636,755,000 $818,787

    LTV Distribution

    Loan to Value Originations Total Value Average Loan Average Fees Average Rate
    20-40% 153 $145,305,000 $949,706 $5,216 4.67%
    40-60% 546 $409,140,000 $749,341 $5,773 4.81%
    60-80% 1,205 $1,014,385,000 $841,813 $6,468 4.98%
    80-100% 60 $26,260,000 $437,667 $3,601 3.44%
    Over 100% 1 $3,705,000 $3,705,000 $0 4.59%
    Under 20% 34 $37,960,000 $1,116,471 $4,602 4.62%

    Complaints

    Bank Name Product Issue 2022 CPFB Complaints % of Total Issues
    CITIBANK, N.A. Conventional home mortgage Applying for a mortgage or refinancing an existing mortgage 1 33.3%
    CITIBANK, N.A. Conventional home mortgage Struggling to pay mortgage 1 33.3%
    CITIBANK, N.A. Conventional home mortgage Trouble during payment process 1 33.3%