Mountain America Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Mountain America 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 Mountain America Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. Going by historical data, here is our review of Mountain America Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemMountain America Credit Union
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$385)

On average, Mountain America Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.00%) for a comparable set of borrowers. On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$385. To visit Mountain America Credit Union, its website is located at: https://www.macu.com.

Mountain America Credit Union’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. West Jordan, UT
  2. Lehi, UT
  3. St. George, UT
  4. Vernal, UT
  5. Boise City, ID

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

  1. Vernal, UT, overall
  2. Richfield, UT, overall

You can click through to check out Mountain America Credit Union’s mortgage rate relative to those of other lenders within each city. Or, for our entire list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here.

Mountain America 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, Mountain America Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.11%-0.08%+0.00%-0.04%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$846-$43+$148+$47+$176
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%-0.08%+0.01%-0.04%-0.04%
National Star Rating(4)(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%-0.08%+0.01%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$233+$103+$164+$66
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%-0.07%+0.01%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Mountain America Credit Union
Registered city and state: SANDY, UT, 84091
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 Mountain America 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.