United Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is United 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 United Federal Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of United Federal Credit Union nationally:

Review ItemUnited Federal Credit Union
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$227)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, United Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$227. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit United Federal Credit Union, check out its website at: https://unitedfcu.com.

United Federal 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 United Federal Credit Union was most active in:

  1. South Bend, IN
  2. Reno, NV
  3. Fort Smith, AR
  4. Asheville, NC
  5. Grand Rapids, MI

In addition, United Federal Credit Union is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

United 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, United Federal Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.07%-0.03%+0.01%+0.07%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$72+$9+$49+$23+$0
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.06%-0.03%+0.01%+0.07%+0.01%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.02%-0.01%+0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$460-$8+$41
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.01%+0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, United Federal Credit Union is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, United Federal Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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 United Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: United Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: St Joseph, MI, 49085
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 United 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.