Municipal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Municipal 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 Municipal Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Municipal Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemMunicipal Credit Union
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.15%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$1172)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Municipal Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.15%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$1172. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Municipal Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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Municipal Credit Union’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 Municipal Credit Union was most active in:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Yonkers, NY
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Ocean City, NJ
  5. Toms River, NJ

Municipal 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, Municipal Credit Union originated Conforming 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 MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.16%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$860
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.10%
National Star Rating(3)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.14%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1508
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%
Average Star Rating(3.5)

As a summary, Municipal Credit Union is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Municipal Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming 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 Municipal Credit Union:

Registered name: Municipal Credit Union
Registered city and state: New York, NY, 10007
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 Municipal 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.