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IBC / First Equity has been providing 2nd Mortgages to Texans for over 15 years. Incorporated in 1993, First Equity Corp. was purchased by the International Bank of Commerce in 2001. The philosophy of the company has remained the same since day one: Provide exceptional customer service, create long-lasting professional relationships with its clients, provide industry leading products at competitively priced rates and deliver these attributes with the highest ethical and professional standards.

IBC / First Equity has retained the core of its original staff since inception to provide the highest level of quality and expertise in Texas 2nd Mortgages. Now coupled with the strength of a $11 Billion Financial Institution; IBC / First Equity really does encompass the philosophy of its parent company; “WE DO MORE”!


President – Robert “Bob” Barnes
Senior Vice President / Division Manager – Troy Martin
Vice President / Post-Closing Manager – Lisa Comstock
Vice President / Underwriting Manager – Will Shipp
Vice President / Processing/Closing Manager – Linda Weir
Vice President / Loan Entry/Review Manager – Dara Myers


Contact Us

IBC / First Equity
8998 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758
Phone Number - (512) 346-8892 or (800) 868-8998
Fax Number - (512) 338-0871 or (800) 330-4518
Email –
Days & Hours of Operations: M-F 8:00-5:00
(Please refer to Directory of Extensions for more contact information)

IBC Mortgage Servicing Center
One South Broadway
P O Box 866
McAllen, TX 78505-0579
Phone Number – (956) 686-0263 or (800) 562-6408
Fax Number – (956) 632-3565
Days & Hours of Operations: M-F 9-5

Our Mortgagee Clause is as follows: International Bank of Commerce, ISAOA PO Box 866, McAllen, TX 78505

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