Great Lakes Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemGreat Lakes Credit Union
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$16)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Great Lakes 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 +$16. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Great Lakes Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Valparaiso, IN
  3. Ann Arbor, MI
  4. Tucson, AZ
  5. Milwaukee, WI

Great Lakes 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, Great Lakes Credit Union originated Conforming, Jumbo and VA 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 MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%-0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$67+$1-$34
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.04%-0.01%-0.04%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%+0.01%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$85+$19-$55
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%+0.01%+0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Great Lakes Credit Union
Registered city and state: BANNOCKBURN, IL, 60015
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 Great Lakes 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.