About Us


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


IBC First Equity

8998 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758


(512) 346-8892 or (800) 868-8998


(512) 338-0871 or (800) 330-4518



Days & Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

IBC Mortgage Servicing Center

International Bank of Commerce
8998 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
Attn: Mortgage Servicing


(800) 562-6408


(956) 632-3579

Days & Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Our Mortgagee Clause is as follows: International Bank of Commerce, ISAOA 8998 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78758