First Commonwealth Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is First Commonwealth 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 Commonwealth Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of First Commonwealth Bank nationally:

Review ItemFirst Commonwealth Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$135)

On average, First Commonwealth 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 -$135. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit First Commonwealth Bank, its website is located at: https://www.fcbanking.com.

First Commonwealth Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders in your area, click here. In particular, among the cities we track First Commonwealth Bank was most active in:

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Altoona, PA
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Canton, OH
  5. Cleveland, OH

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

  1. Altoona, PA, for FHA, and Jumbo mortgages
  2. Treasure Lake, PA, for FHA, and VA mortgages

First Commonwealth 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 Commonwealth 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%-0.20%+0.03%-0.06%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$41-$8+$42+$24+$42
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%-0.20%+0.03%-0.06%-0.04%
National Star Rating(3)(4.5)(3.5)(4)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%-0.01%+0.02%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$409-$57+$47-$107
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.01%+0.02%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: First Commonwealth Bank
Registered city and state: Indiana, PA, 15701
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORPORATION

* 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 Commonwealth 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.