Is Sunmark Federal Credit Union An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Sunmark Federal Credit Union with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: lower than average (-0.13%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: higher than average (+$279)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a cheap lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Sunmark Federal Credit Union originated 786 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in NY, with a 0.4% market share.

On average, Sunmark Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.13%).1The comparable mortgages control for Sunmark 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages. Its average total loan related closing cost was $4176, which was higher than those of comparable mortgages at $3898, with a difference of +$279. Overall, we estimate that Sunmark Federal Credit Union tends to be an cheap lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.12% compared to comparable mortgages at other lenders.2Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate. Nevertheless, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with Sunmark Federal Credit Union.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union originated Conforming and FHA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost on by each of the mortgage types it originated below:

Home Purchase Mortgages from Sunmark Federal Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming FHA
Interest Rate Difference -0.10% -0.20%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$463 +$684
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.06% -0.13%

Based on the table above, Sunmark Federal Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Sunmark Federal Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.11%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$554
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.22%

Based on the table above, Sunmark Federal Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Sunmark Federal Credit Union:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: LATHAM, NY, 12110

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Sunmark 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages.
2. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate.

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