Self-Help Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Self-Help Federal Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Self-Help Federal Credit Union with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratehigher than average (+0.64%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$742)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(1.0)
Websitehttps://www.self-help.org

On average, Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.64%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$742. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Self-Help Federal Credit Union tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Self-Help Federal Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Fresno, CA
  3. Sacramento, CA
  4. Modesto, CA
  5. Bakersfield, CA

You can click through to check out Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Self-Help Federal Credit Union originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.67%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$776
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.73%
Star Rating(1.0)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.08%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$83
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.08%
Star Rating(3.0)

As a summary, Self-Help Federal Credit Union is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Self-Help Federal Credit Union is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Self-Help Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: Durham, NC, 27701
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 Self-Help 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.