Washington State Employees Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemWashington State Employees Credit Union
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.14%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$223)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Washington State Employees Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.14%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$223. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Washington State Employees Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Washington State Employees Credit Union, its website is located at: https://wsecu.org.

Washington State Employees 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 Washington State Employees Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Lacey, WA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Spokane, WA
  4. Moscow, ID
  5. Yakima, WA

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

Washington State Employees 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, Washington State Employees Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.12%-0.01%-0.01%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$401-$5-$90-$13
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.10%-0.01%-0.01%-0.01%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.17%-0.00%-0.01%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$163-$14-$297+$33
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.17%-0.00%-0.02%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Washington State Employees Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Washington State Employees Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo 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 Washington State Employees Credit Union:

Registered name: Washington State Employees Credit Union
Registered city and state: OLYMPIA, WA, 98507
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 Washington State Employees 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.