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Churchill Mortgage Review

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Lender rating: 3 out of 5

Minimum credit score: 620

Minimum down payment: 0% to 3.5%

Available loan products and programs: Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, jumbo, no-credit-score loans

  Our verdict: Churchill Mortgage is a good fit for borrowers with at least a 620 credit score to buy a home. They also offer a “no-score” program for borrowers who are avoiding using credit but need a loan to buy a home.


  Mortgage options available for borrowers with no credit scores

  Wide variety of loan programs including standard government loan programs

  Full credit approval program for borrowers who haven’t found a house

  Higher credit standards for FHA loans than FHA requires

  No home equity loan or HELOC offered

  No online rate or fee information

In operation since 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a full-service mortgage company that operates in 49 states and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.


Churchill Mortgage offers a number of different conventional loan products including:

  • Loan terms of 10, 20 and 30 years
  • Programs with down payments as low as 3%
  • No mortgage insurance on loans with a 20% down payment

Refinance options are available that allow qualified homeowners to:

  • Lower their monthly mortgage payment
  • Remove private mortgage insurance if they have enough equity
  • Switch to a shorter term (such as a 15-year fixed rate) to pay their balance off faster and reduce the total interest they pay
  • Replace an FHA loan or adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) with a conventional loan to save money or avoid a rate increase in the future


Churchill Mortgage is approved to offer loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Homebuyers may qualify if:

  • Their credit score is at least 620
  • They have a 3.5% down payment
  • They are living in the home they plan to buy as a primary residence


Borrowers retired from or currently serving in the military may be eligible for loans backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Features of Churchill Mortgage’s VA loans include

  1. Financing up to 100% of your purchase or refinance value
  2. No mortgage insurance regardless of your down payment

Home equity

Churchill Mortgage doesn’t offer home equity loans or home equity lines of credit.


Borrowers who need a loan above the conforming loan limits in their area can choose Churchill Mortgage’s jumbo loan options. Expect a larger down payment and a higher minimum credit score requirement to qualify.

Special programs

USDA home loans. This zero-down program is designed to help borrowers who want to purchase homes in rural areas. The U.S. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) backs the program and sets income limits that usually change every year.

Churchill Certified Home Buyer program. This program allows borrowers to receive a full underwriting review of their application and all financial documents before they are under contract to buy a home. With a standard mortgage preapproval, the loan package isn’t submitted to an underwriter until after you have an accepted purchase offer.

No-score loans. Churchill Mortgage offers a loan for borrowers that have no credit score because they are debt free. The process involves something called a “manual underwrite,” which means the lender determines your eligibility for the loan without a traditional credit score.

Churchill Mortgage doesn’t post its mortgage rates online and advises against relying on lender website rates because they can vary based on a number of factors. The lender’s fees are also not disclosed on the website, although the site indicates buyers will usually pay between 2% and 5% of their loan amount toward closing costs and fees.

Mortgage rates published online?
Rate information updated daily or weekly?
Lender fees disclosed?

Clicking on the site’s “Get Started” button takes users to a contact form that is forwarded to a Churchill Mortgage loan officer for a phone call or email. No actual online application form was found on the site, and there doesn’t appear to be a way to send documents digitally.

The website describes a traditional loan process with no mention of a digital portal or electronic closing process.

Homeowners with a current Churchill Mortgage loan can contact the lender by:

  • Calling 1-888-665-8407
  • Emailing the support team at the email address listed on the website.
  • Filling out a contact form on the loan servicing center page

There is an interactive map of the U.S. you can click on to find branches and loan officers in your area. You can also call 1-888-562-6200 with general questions.

Churchill MortgageHomepointWintrust Mortgage
Lender rating
Minimum credit score620580 to 620Not published
Minimum down payment0% to 3.5%0% to 3.5%0% to 3.5%
Loan products and programs
  • Conventional
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Jumbo
  • No-score loans
  • Conventional
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Conventional
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • HELOCs
  • Jumbo

LendingTree’s mortgage lender rating is based on a five-point scoring system that factors in several features, including digital application processes, available loan products and the accessibility of product and lending information.

LendingTree’s editorial team calculates each rating based on a review of information available on the lender’s website. Lenders receive a half-point on the “offers standard mortgage products” criterion if they offer only two of the three standard loan programs (conventional, FHA and VA). In some cases, additional information was provided by a lender representative.

Churchill Mortgage’s scorecard: 3/5

  Publishes rates online

  Offers standard mortgage products

  Includes detailed product info online

  Shares resources about mortgage lending

  Provides an online application

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