Commerce Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemCommerce Bank
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$233)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Commerce Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.11%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$233. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Commerce Bank, check out its website at:

Commerce Bank’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 Commerce Bank was most active in:

  1. Kansas City, MO
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Springfield, MO
  4. Wichita, KS
  5. Denver, CO

In addition, Commerce Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

Commerce Bank’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, Commerce Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.09%-0.04%-0.08%-0.00%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$175-$325-$9-$62-$47
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.07%-0.08%-0.08%-0.01%-0.01%
National Star Rating(3)(4)(4)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.24%-0.01%-0.08%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$350-$291-$85-$154
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.16%-0.04%-0.08%-0.03%
Average Star Rating(2.5)(3.5)(4)(3.5)

As a summary, Commerce Bank is cheap for FHA and Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Commerce Bank is cheap for Jumbo mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA 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 Commerce Bank:

Registered name: Commerce Bank
Registered city and state: KANSAS CITY, MO, 64106-1871
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

* 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 Commerce 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.