First Republic Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst Republic Bank
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.47%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$704)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(5)

On average, First Republic Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.47%). Its loan related closing costs were also lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$704. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Republic Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This is a fantastic rating and places it among the top 5% of lenders nationwide.

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First Republic 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 Republic Bank was most active in:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. New York, NY
  5. San Jose, CA

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

  1. San Francisco, CA, overall
  2. Los Angeles, CA, overall
  3. Boston, MA, overall
  4. New York, NY, overall
  5. San Jose, CA, overall
  6. San Diego, CA, overall
  7. Port St. Lucie, FL, for Conforming mortgages

First Republic 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 Republic Bank originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.52%-0.16%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1041+$23
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.56%-0.16%
National Star Rating(5)(4.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.60%-0.28%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1041+$421
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.65%-0.28%
Average Star Rating(5)(5)

As a summary, First Republic Bank is cheap for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, First Republic Bank is cheap for Conforming and Jumbo 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 Republic Bank:

Registered name: First Republic Bank
Registered city and state: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94111
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 Republic 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.