Granite Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Granite 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 Granite 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 Granite Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemGranite Credit Union
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.20%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$567)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Granite Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.20%) for a comparable set of borrowers. On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$567. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Granite Credit Union tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars. To visit Granite Credit Union, its website is located at: https://www.granite.org.

Granite Credit Union’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. West Jordan, UT
  2. Lehi, UT
  3. St. George, UT
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Kennewick, WA

You can click through to check out Granite 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.

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

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.08%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$387-$37
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.10%-0.02%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.27%+0.00%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$628+$98+$21
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.17%+0.00%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(2.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Granite Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Granite Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and 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 Granite Credit Union:

Registered name: Granite Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, 84106
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 Granite 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.