Is Forum 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 Forum Credit Union to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Forum Credit Union nationally:
|Review Item||Forum Credit Union|
|Interest Rate||lower than other lenders (-0.23%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||lower than other lenders (-$919)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(5)|
On average, Forum Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.23%). Its loan related closing costs were also lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$919. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Forum Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This is a fantastic rating and places it among the top 5% of lenders nationwide.
We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Forum Credit Union, check out its website at: https://www.forumcu.com.
Forum 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 Forum Credit Union was most active in:
In addition, Forum Credit Union is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:
- Indianapolis, IN, overall
Forum 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, Forum Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.17%||-0.13%||-0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$965||-$332||-$39|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.25%||-0.17%||-0.00%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.28%||+0.03%||-0.04%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$940||-$279||-$209|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.37%||-0.00%||-0.04%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, Forum Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Forum Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for 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 Forum Credit Union:
Registered city and state: Indianapolis, IN, 46250
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 Forum 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.