University of Wisconsin Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemUniversity of Wisconsin Credit Union
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.18%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$177)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4.5)

On average, University of Wisconsin Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.18%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$177. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that University of Wisconsin Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit University of Wisconsin Credit Union, its website is located at: https://www.uwcu.org.

University of Wisconsin 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 in your area, click here. In particular, among the cities we track University of Wisconsin Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Madison, WI
  2. Milwaukee, WI
  3. Janesville, WI
  4. Wausau, WI
  5. Appleton, WI

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

  1. Madison, WI, overall
  2. Wausau, WI, overall

University of Wisconsin 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, University of Wisconsin Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA and VA 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.15%-0.07%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$269+$17+$5
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.18%-0.06%-0.03%
National Star Rating(4.5)(4)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.22%+0.01%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$73+$15-$65
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.24%+0.01%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, University of Wisconsin Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, University of Wisconsin Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA and VA 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 University of Wisconsin Credit Union:

Registered name: University of Wisconsin Credit Union
Registered city and state: MADISON, WI, 53705
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 University of Wisconsin 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.