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

MADISON, WI (August 10, 2016) — 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 their ability to serve 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 the year 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. Learn more and apply at:

About CUNA Mutual Group

Built on the principle of “people helping people,” CUNA Mutual Group is a financially strong insurance, investment and financial services company that believes a brighter financial future should be accessible to everyone. Through our company culture, community engagement, and products and solutions, we are working to create a more equitable financial system that helps to improve the lives of those we serve and our society. For more information, visit

About the CUNA Lending Council

The CUNA Lending Council is a member-led organization of credit union lending professionals dedicated to being the primary source of lending best practices and educational opportunities for the credit union industry. The CUNA Lending Council is one of six CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,600 credit union professionals. For more information, visit


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