Credit unions recognized by CU Direct for accomplishments in lending

Credit unions presented with industry Best Practice and Diamond Awards during company’s annual Drive Conference

ONTARIO, CA (May 23, 2016) — With the annual Drive Conference for credit unions as the backdrop, CU Direct (, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive and strategic solutions to the credit union industry, today revealed the winners of their 2016 Best Practices Awards.

The awards, which recognize credit unions’ exemplary lending and marketing practices and success in 2015, were presented during the conference’s Awards Luncheon. A capacity crowd of more than 500 conference attendees were on hand as four credit unions were acknowledged by CU Direct for their achievements in the areas of Business Development, Excellence in Lending, and Marketing to Members. The company also presented its Diamond Award to one credit union for its overall excellence and success in the lending marketplace in 2015.

CU Direct Best Practice Award winners are:

  • Winning credit union in the category of Business Development: Upper Marlboro, Maryland’s NASA Federal Credit Union (119,371 members, $1.7 billion in assets)
  • Award winner in the category of Excellence in Lending (Indirect Lending): Portland, Oregon-based OnPoint Community Credit Union (294,920 members, $3.9 billion in assets)
  • Award winner in the category of Excellence in Lending (Direct Lending): Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s La Capitol Federal Credit Union (52,237 members, $463.1 million in assets)
  • Winning credit union in the category of Marketing to Members: Bartlesville, Oklahoma’s Truity Credit Union (71,262 members, $717.1 million in assets)

Concluding the awards, CU Direct recognized Vacaville, California’s Travis Credit Union (176,959 members, $2.5 billion in assets) with the CU Direct Diamond Award, for their continued success in advancing their indirect lending program.

“We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication our credit union partners put into their lending programs,” stated Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of CU Direct. “Congratulating and celebrating their high performance is our way of saying thank you. Their accomplishments provide insight to the strategies and best practices that will contribute to the overall success of our credit unions’ lending programs.”

CU Direct’s annual Drive Lending and Marketing conference provides attendees with the latest industry thinking and perspectives on the lending marketplace, covering a broad spectrum of industry topics, from lending strategies, Indirect Lending, business intelligence, portfolio management, and CU efficiencies, to marketing, risk management, and more.

CU Direct’s 2017 Drive Conference will be held May 23-24, 2017 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best Practice and Diamond Award Winning CUs at Drive

About CU Direct

CU Direct has been a lending technology leader for 25 years, helping credit unions fund $368 billion in loans.  An enterprise lending solutions and technology company, CU Direct serves more than 1,100 credit unions and 15,600 auto dealers nationwide. CU Direct brings innovation and expertise to indirect lending, consumer and mortgage loan origination, point-of-sale, digital retail, analytics, marketing and CRM, auto shopping and business process outsourcing. For more information, visit Connect with CU Direct on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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