Is Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: similar to average (-0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (+$86)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a cheap lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union originated 2176 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in MN (1.7% market share), ND (0.1% market share), and WI (0.0% market share).

On average, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.04%).1The comparable mortgages control for Affinity Plus 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 $2476, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $2390, with a difference of +$86. Overall, we estimate that Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union tends to be an cheap 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. Nevertheless, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union originated Conforming 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 Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.07%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$253
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.07%

Based on the table above, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$35
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.07%

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

Other information about Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: SAINT PAUL, MN, 55107
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Affinity Plus 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.