First Western Trust Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is First Western Trust Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First Western Trust Bank with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratelower than average (-0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than average (-$561)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)
Websitehttps://myfw.com

On average, First Western Trust Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.11%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$561. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Western Trust Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

First Western Trust Bank’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track First Western Trust Bank was most active in:

  1. Denver, CO
  2. Fort Collins, CO
  3. Blue River, CO
  4. Colorado Springs, CO
  5. Phoenix, AZ

You can click through to check out First Western Trust Bank’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

First Western Trust Bank’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, First Western Trust Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.10%-0.13%+0.02%+0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$445-$498-$86-$149-$132
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%-0.16%+0.02%-0.00%-0.04%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.15%-0.02%-0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$851-$59-$57-$273
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.19%-0.02%-0.01%-0.04%
Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, First Western Trust Bank is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Western Trust Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about First Western Trust Bank:

Registered name: First Western Trust Bank
Registered city and state: DENVER, CO, 80202
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: FIRST WESTERN FINANCIAL, INC.

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for First Western 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 commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.