Arkansas Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratelower than average (-0.19%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$329)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.5)

On average, Arkansas Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.19%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$329. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Arkansas Federal Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Arkansas Federal Credit Union’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Little Rock, AR
  2. Fayetteville, AR
  3. Hot Springs, AR
  4. Searcy, AR
  5. Fort Smith, AR

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

Arkansas Federal 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, Arkansas Federal Credit Union originated Conforming, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, Jumbo and VA 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.17%-0.01%+0.03%-0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$578-$31+$68-$76
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.12%-0.01%+0.04%-0.07%
Star Rating(4.0)(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.25%-0.02%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$185+$53-$104
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.24%-0.02%-0.02%
Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Other information about Arkansas Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: Arkansas Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: Jacksonville, AR, 72078
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 Arkansas 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.