Credit Union of America Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Credit Union of America a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Credit Union of America to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Credit Union of America nationally:

Review ItemCredit Union of America
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$323)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Credit Union of America’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.08%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$323. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Credit Union of America tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Credit Union of America’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 Credit Union of America was most active in:

  1. Wichita, KS
  2. Hutchinson, KS
  3. Kansas City, MO
  4. Tulsa, OK
  5. Manhattan, KS

Credit Union of America’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, Credit Union of America originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming 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-0.04%+0.01%+0.01%-0.02%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$315-$20-$7-$4+$13
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.07%+0.00%+0.01%-0.02%-0.00%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.19%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$357-$4
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.23%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Credit Union of America is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Credit Union of America is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for 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 Credit Union of America:

Registered name: Credit Union of America
Registered city and state: WICHITA, KS, 67213
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 Credit Union of America’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.