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Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

Use the equity in your home to your advantage. With a home equity loan or line of credit (HELOC), you can leverage the investment you have in your home as collateral to start projects that add value to your home, consolidate debt into a more manageable monthly payment, refinance your mortgage or finance major expenses such as college tuition.

We offer Home Equity Loans and FlexChoice Home Equity Line of credit. A home equity loan vs a line of credit is a personal decision, based on your financial situation. With a home equity loan, you receive the entire amount requested with a fixed rate. With a line of credit, you have access to borrow a portion of the amount now and into the future, with a variable rate.

What you'll need to apply:

 

Home Equity Loan Rates & Features:

  • Available for loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000 with a fixed rate, term and monthly payment
  • Borrow up to 80% of your home equity as a first or second lien
  • Make additional payments to your principal without penalty
  • Enjoy a rate discount when you select automatic payments from your First Commonwealth checking account.
  • Credit Life Insurance and Credit Disability Insurance are available for Pennsylvania borrowers

FlexChoice Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Rates & Features:

  • No processing fee or closing costs2
  • Available for credit lines from $10,000 to $500,000
  • A fixed interest rate lock payment option allows you to convert a portion of your balance to a fixed interest rate for a term of 3 to 15 years
  • Borrow up to 89.90% of your home equity as a first or second lien
  • Access your funds by check, phone, online, or at a First Commonwealth office
  • Set up automatic payments from your First Commonwealth checking account
  • Credit Life Insurance is available for Pennsylvania borrowers

To make sure you're borrowing at a rate you can afford, use our calculators.


Interest paid may be deductible from your federal income tax. Consult your tax advisor for details specifically related to your tax situation.

1 After the 1.49% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) 6-month introductory period, the APR on a home equity line of credit with principal and interest payments will be a variable rate based on Wall Street Journal Prime Rate (4.75% current as of March 22, 2018) plus or minus a margin with a minimum of 4.49%, maximum rate of 18% and a product floor rate of 2.99%. Prime may change at any time and is subject to change without notice. The introductory period begins on the date of account opening.

After the introductory period ends, any and all remaining balances will automatically convert to the variable APR per the terms of the Home Equity Line of Credit agreement. In order to receive the offered rate, a minimum of $10,000 in new money and direct debit of loan payment from a First Commonwealth Bank checking account is required. An early termination fee may apply. An Annual Fee of $35 will be charged to your credit line. Taxes and property insurance are always required and flood insurance is required where necessary. If a deed transfer is necessary, title insurance and attorney's fees may be required. Consult your tax advisor about the deductibility of interest. Other rates and terms are available. Offer subject to change or withdrawal at any time.

For home equity lines of credit with principal and interest payments, offer is based upon loans $10,000 to $500,000, a loan to value less than 90% on an owner-occupied primary residence, subject to credit approval, and cannot be a purchase money mortgage.

For home equity lines of credit with interest only payments, offer is based upon loans $10,000 to $500,000, a loan to value up to 80% on an owner-occupied primary residence, subject to credit approval, and cannot be a purchase money mortgage. Interest only payments will convert to principal and interest payments at the end of the 10 year draw period. A rate lock may only be applied to an outstanding balance. A $75 rate lock and unlock fee may apply.

2 If a deed transfer is necessary, title insurance and attorney’s fees may be required.