First Horizon Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst Horizon Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$219)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, First Horizon Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.01%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$219. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit First Horizon Bank, check out its website at:

First Horizon 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 First Horizon Bank was most active in:

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Knoxville, TN
  3. Memphis, TN
  4. Johnson City, TN
  5. Chattanooga, TN

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

  1. Memphis, TN, for Jumbo mortgages
  2. Johnson City, TN, for Jumbo mortgages
  3. Chattanooga, TN, for Jumbo mortgages
  4. Winston-Salem, NC, for Jumbo mortgages

First Horizon 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, First Horizon Bank originated Conforming, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, 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 MortgagesConformingJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.00%-0.05%-0.01%-0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$237-$118-$10-$57
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.02%-0.05%-0.01%-0.08%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.00%-0.04%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$305-$151-$75
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.05%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, First Horizon Bank is cheap for VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Horizon Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and VA 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 First Horizon Bank:

Registered name: First Tennessee Bank National
Registered city and state: Memphis, TN, 38103
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 First Horizon 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.