SECU Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is SECU 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 SECU 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 SECU Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemSECU Credit Union
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$44)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, SECU Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.10%) for a comparable set of borrowers. On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$44. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that SECU Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars. To visit SECU Credit Union, its website is located at: https://www.secumd.org/.

SECU Credit Union’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. Ocean City, MD
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Frederick, MD
  5. Easton, MD

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

You can click through to check out SECU 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.

SECU 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, SECU Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.13%+0.13%-0.15%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$110-$55-$44
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.14%+0.12%-0.15%
National Star Rating(4)(3)(4.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.10%+0.02%-0.11%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1-$21+$55
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%+0.01%-0.11%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(4)

As a summary, SECU Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for FHA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, SECU Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and Jumbo mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA 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 SECU Credit Union:

Registered name: SECU Credit Union
Registered city and state: LINTHICUM, MD, 21090
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 SECU 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.