Is Eastman Credit Union An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.05%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (-$171)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Eastman Credit Union originated 3298 mortgages, a national market share of 0.1%. It was most active in TN (1.7% market share), VA (0.3% market share), and TX (0.1% market share).

On average, Eastman Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.05%).1The comparable mortgages control for Eastman 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 $2624, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $2796, with a difference of -$171. Overall, we estimate that Eastman Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.01% 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 Eastman Credit Union.

Eastman Credit Union originated Conforming and VA 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 Eastman Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming VA
Interest Rate Difference +0.06% -0.08%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$119 +$1056
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.03% +0.01%

Based on the table above, Eastman Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming and VA purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Eastman Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$399
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.04%

Based on the table above, Eastman Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Eastman Credit Union:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: KINGSPORT, TN, 37662
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Eastman 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.