Somerset Trust Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratehigher than average (+0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than average (-$270)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.0)
Websitehttps://www.somersettrust.com

On average, Somerset Trust’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.10%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$270. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Somerset Trust tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Somerset Trust’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Altoona, PA
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Swanton, MD
  4. Tampa, FL
  5. Lancaster, PA

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

Somerset Trust’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, Somerset Trust originated Conforming, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming 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 MortgagesConformingUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%+0.07%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$264-$127-$3
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.01%+0.05%+0.02%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.0)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.17%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$311
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.12%
Star Rating(3.0)

As a summary, Somerset Trust is similar to other lenders for Conforming and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Somerset Trust is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Somerset Trust:

Registered name: Somerset Trust Company
Registered city and state: SOMERSET, PA, 15501
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: SOMERSET TRUST HOLDING COMPANY

* 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 Somerset Trust’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.