First Bank MO Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.07%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (+$2)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)

On average, First Bank MO’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.07%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$2. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Bank MO tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

First Bank MO’s Rates by Area

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

  1. St. Louis, MO
  2. Kansas City, MO
  3. Omaha, NE
  4. Lincoln, NE
  5. San Francisco, CA

Furthermore, First Bank MO is our top ranked mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in Kansas City, MO, for FHA mortgages.

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

First Bank MO’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 Bank MO originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.08%-0.17%+0.00%-0.00%-0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$3-$82+$34-$39-$128
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.08%-0.18%+0.00%-0.01%-0.08%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.02%-0.04%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$100-$9-$292
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.02%-0.05%-0.06%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)

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

Other information about First Bank MO:

Registered name: First Bank
Registered city and state: HAZELWOOD, MO, 63042
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* 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 Bank MO’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.