Applications are now being accepted for the annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognize outstanding credit union lending results and best practices. Credit unions demonstrating innovation in lending to meet member needs are encouraged to apply by the Sept. 12 deadline.
CUNA Lending Council and CUNA Mutual Group co-sponsor the Excellence in Lending Awards program. They established the program in 2000 to identify, recognize and share examples of lending excellence within the credit union movement. The award recognizes credit unions for serving members while sustaining sound financial performance.
Awards are given to recipients for their distinction in business lending, consumer lending (including home equity), mortgage lending, and low/modest means lending for 2016. Credit union applications are evaluated on: strategy (40 points), programs (30 points), and performance (30 points). All affiliated credit unions in the United States are eligible.
Winners are announced at the 22nd Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nev. Airfare, hotel and conference registration for one representative of each winning credit union is included with the award.
Entry forms must be submitted online by 7 p.m. CDT on Sept. 12.