Northwestern Mutual CU Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Northwestern Mutual CU a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Northwestern Mutual CU to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Northwestern Mutual CU nationally:

Review ItemNorthwestern Mutual CU
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.07%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$194)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Northwestern Mutual CU’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.07%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$194. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Northwestern Mutual CU tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Northwestern Mutual CU’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 Northwestern Mutual CU was most active in:

  1. Milwaukee, WI
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Marinette, WI
  4. Madison, WI

Northwestern Mutual CU’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, Northwestern Mutual CU originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$89
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%
National Star Rating(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.08%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$230-$34
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.11%-0.02%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)

As a summary, Northwestern Mutual CU is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Northwestern Mutual CU is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo 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 Northwestern Mutual CU:

Registered name: Northwestern Mutual CU
Registered city and state: Milwaukee, WI, 53202
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 Northwestern Mutual CU’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.