1st Security Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is 1st Security Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by 1st Security Bank with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$316)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.5)
Websitehttps://www.fsbwa.com

On average, 1st Security Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.00%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$316. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that 1st Security Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

1st Security Bank’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track 1st Security Bank was most active in:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
  3. Bremerton, WA
  4. Lacey, WA
  5. Longview, WA

You can click through to check out 1st Security Bank’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

1st Security 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, 1st Security 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-0.00%+0.03%+0.05%-0.00%+0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$197+$150+$118+$37+$418
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.00%+0.04%+0.05%-0.00%+0.07%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.0)(3.5)(3.0)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%+0.03%+0.01%+0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$545+$117+$323+$84
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.02%+0.04%+0.02%+0.05%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, 1st Security Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA and USDA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, 1st Security Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, 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 1st Security Bank:

Registered name: 1st Security Bank of Washington
Registered city and state: Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: FS BANCORP, 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 1st Security 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.