Collins Community Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Collins Community Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Collins Community Credit Union with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (-$195)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)
Websitehttps://www.collinscu.org

On average, Collins Community Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.10%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$195. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Collins Community Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Collins Community Credit Union’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Cedar Rapids, IA
  2. Des Moines, IA
  3. Waterloo, IA
  4. Dubuque, IA
  5. Newton, IA

You can click through to check out Collins Community Credit Union’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Collins Community Credit Union’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Collins Community Credit Union originated Conforming, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.02%-0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$143-$34-$73
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.08%-0.03%-0.06%
Star Rating(4.0)(3.5)(4.0)
Refinance MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.13%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$255-$74
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.16%-0.03%
Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Collins Community Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Collins Community Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Collins Community Credit Union:

Registered name: Collins Community Credit Union
Registered city and state: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, 52402
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 Collins 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.