Y-12 Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Y-12 Federal 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 Y-12 Federal Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Y-12 Federal Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemY-12 Federal Credit Union
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.34%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$121)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(5)

On average, Y-12 Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.34%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$121. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Y-12 Federal Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This is a fantastic rating and places it among the top 5% of lenders nationwide.

We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Y-12 Federal Credit Union, check out its website at: https://www.y12fcu.org.

Y-12 Federal 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 Y-12 Federal Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Morristown, TN
  3. Nashville, TN
  4. Cleveland, TN
  5. Chattanooga, TN

In addition, Y-12 Federal Credit Union is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

Y-12 Federal 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, Y-12 Federal Credit Union originated Conforming and USDA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingUSDA
Interest Rate Difference-0.23%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$65-$2
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.23%+0.00%
National Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference-0.40%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$218
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.43%
Average Star Rating(5)

As a summary, Y-12 Federal Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Y-12 Federal Credit Union is cheap 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 Y-12 Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: OAK RIDGE, TN, 37830
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 Y-12 Federal 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.