Is First Financial Bank TX a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First Financial Bank TX with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||similar to average (-0.01%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||lower than average (-$396)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(3.5)|
On average, First Financial Bank TX’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.01%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$396. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Financial Bank TX 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.
First Financial Bank TX’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track First Financial Bank TX was most active in:
Furthermore, First Financial Bank TX is our top ranked mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:
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First Financial Bank TX’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 Financial Bank TX 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.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.02%||-0.11%||+0.02%||-0.00%||-0.13%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$472||-$234||+$16||-$11||-$89|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.05%||-0.13%||+0.03%||-0.01%||-0.13%|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.04%||+0.00%||+0.01%||-0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$433||-$12||-$29||-$80|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.01%||+0.00%||+0.01%||-0.03%|
As a summary, First Financial Bank TX is cheap for FHA and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Financial Bank TX 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 First Financial Bank TX:
Registered city and state: Abilene, TX, 79601
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Top holder: FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES, 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 Financial Bank TX’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.