Ascend Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Ascend 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 Ascend Federal 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 Ascend Federal Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemAscend Federal Credit Union
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.12%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$172)

On average, Ascend Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.12%) 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 -$172. To visit Ascend Federal Credit Union, its website is located at: https://ascend.org.

Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Shelbyville, TN
  3. Columbia, TN
  4. Cookeville, TN
  5. Huntsville, AL

In addition, Ascend Federal 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 Ascend Federal 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.

Ascend 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, Ascend Federal Credit Union originated Conforming 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 MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.13%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$106-$57
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.11%-0.05%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.13%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$237-$100
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.06%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3)(3.5)

As a summary, Ascend Federal Credit Union is similar to other lenders for VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Ascend Federal Credit Union is similar to other lenders for VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders 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 Ascend Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: Ascend Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: TULLAHOMA, TN, 37388
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 Ascend 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.