First Community Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is First Community Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First Community Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. Going by historical data, here is our review of First Community Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemFirst Community Credit Union
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.02%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$191)

On average, First Community Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.02%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$191. To visit First Community Credit Union, its website is located at: https://www.myfccu.com.

First Community Credit Union’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the cities we track First Community Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Fargo, ND
  2. Jamestown, ND
  3. Grand Forks, ND
  4. Bismarck, ND
  5. Fergus Falls, MN

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

You can click through to check out First Community Credit Union’s mortgage rate relative to those of other lenders within each city. Or, for our entire list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here.

First Community Credit Union’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 Community Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and FHA 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 MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.07%+0.01%-0.04%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$298+$13+$73+$50
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%+0.01%-0.03%-0.02%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$148+$3
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.04%-0.02%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, First Community Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Community Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming and FHA 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 Community Credit Union:

Registered name: First Community Credit Union
Registered city and state: JAMESTOWN, ND, 58401
Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

* 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 Community Credit Union’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.