Is Cardinal Credit Union, INC An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (-$11)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a expensive lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Cardinal Credit Union, INC originated 125 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in OH (0.1% market share), NY (0.0% market share), and NC (0.0% market share).

On average, Cardinal Credit Union, INC’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.08%).1The comparable mortgages control for Cardinal Credit Union, INC’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 $3243, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $3254, with a difference of -$11. Overall, we estimate that Cardinal Credit Union, INC tends to be an expensive lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.07% 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. Therefore, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with Cardinal Credit Union, INC.

Cardinal Credit Union, INC originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases. 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 Cardinal Credit Union, INC compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.08%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$11
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.07%

Based on the table above, Cardinal Credit Union, INC is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Other information about Cardinal Credit Union, INC:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: Mentor, OH, 44060-0000
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Cardinal Credit Union, INC’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.