Hiway Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Hiway Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Hiway Credit Union with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratelower than average (-0.17%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$513)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)
Websitehttps://www.hiway.org

On average, Hiway Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.17%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$513. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Hiway Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Hiway Credit Union’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. Duluth, MN
  3. Rochester, MN
  4. Willmar, MN
  5. Elk River, MN

You can click through to check out Hiway Credit Union’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Hiway Credit Union’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Hiway Credit Union originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.13%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$510+$23
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.09%+0.01%
Star Rating(4.0)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference-0.22%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$522
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.19%
Star Rating(4.5)

As a summary, Hiway Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Hiway Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Hiway Credit Union:

Registered name: Hiway Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: SAINT PAUL, MN, 55103
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 Hiway 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.