Is First Service 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 First Service Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of First Service Credit Union nationally:
|Review Item||First Service Credit Union|
|Interest Rate||higher than other lenders (+0.15%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to other lenders (-$37)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(3)|
On average, First Service Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.15%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$37. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Service Credit Union tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit First Service Credit Union, check out its website at: https://www.fscu.com.
First Service Credit Union’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 First Service Credit Union was most active in:
First Service 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, First Service Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and FHA 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 Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.07%||-0.16%||+0.03%||-0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$222||-$13||+$16||+$52|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.09%||-0.16%||+0.03%||-0.02%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.25%||+0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$243||+$47|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.15%||+0.00%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, First Service Credit Union is cheap for FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Service Credit Union is similar to other lenders for FHA 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 First Service Credit Union:
Registered city and state: HOUSTON, TX, 77084
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 First Service 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.