Reliance First Capital Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Reliance First Capital a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Reliance First Capital to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Reliance First Capital nationally:

Review ItemReliance First Capital
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$473)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Reliance First Capital’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.03%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$473. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Reliance First Capital tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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Reliance First Capital’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Reliance First Capital was most active in:

  1. Cleveland, OH
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Nashville, TN

Reliance First Capital’s Rate Review by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Reliance First Capital originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.07%+0.04%+0.01%+0.02%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$92-$302+$10-$94+$5
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.07%+0.00%+0.01%+0.00%+0.00%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.06%-0.01%+0.03%+0.01%+0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$823+$383+$121-$3+$98
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.12%+0.01%+0.03%+0.01%+0.03%
Average Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Reliance First Capital is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Reliance First Capital is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Reliance First Capital:

Registered name: Reliance First Capital
Registered city and state: Melville, NY, 11747
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

* 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 Reliance First Capital’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.