Applications being accepted for Excellence in Lending Awards

CUNA Lending Council, CUNA Mutual Group to honor credit unions in four categories

MADISON, WI (July 25, 2019) — Applications are now being accepted for the CUNA Excellence in Lending Council Awards, which recognize outstanding credit union lending results and best practices. Credit unions demonstrating innovation in lending to meet member needs are encouraged toapply by the Sept. 16 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 their ability to serve members while sustaining sound financial performance.

Awards are presented in four categories: Business lending; consumer lending (including home equity); mortgage lending; and low/modest means lending for the year 2019. Credit union applications are evaluated on: strategy (40 points), programs (30 points), and performance (30 points). All CUNA-affiliated credit unions in the United States are eligible.

Entry forms must be received no later than Sept. 16 to be considered. Learn more and apply at:

Winners will be announced at the 25th Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference, Nov. 3-6, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Airfare, hotel and conference registration for one representative of each winning credit union is included with the award.

To learn more about the conference and submit nominations, visit

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