Sept. 13 is Deadline for Entries to 14th Annual Excellence in Lending Awards

CUNA Lending Council, CUNA Mutual Group to Recognize Credit Unions in 6 Categories

MADISON, WI (August 28, 2013) — Entries are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 13, for the 14th annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognizes outstanding lending results and practices by credit unions.

The Excellence in Lending Awards identifies and shares examples of lending excellence within the credit union movement by recognizing individual credit unions for their ability to serve members while sustaining sound financial performance. Credit unions demonstrating an ability to meet their members’ needs through innovation are excellent award candidates.

The CUNA Lending Council and CUNA Mutual Group established the Excellence in Lending Awards in 2000.

Credit unions may be nominated for the 2013 award in the following categories:

Consumer Lending Excellence

– Assets less than $250 million

– Assets more than $250 million

Mortgage Lending Excellence

-Assets less than $250 million

-Assets more than $250 million

Low/Modest Means Excellence

-Any asset level

Business Lending Excellence

-Any asset level

Applications and more information regarding the awards are available at

Sponsored by the CUNA Lending Council and CUNA Mutual Group, the Excellence in Lending Awards will be presented at the CUNA Lending Council’s 19th Annual Conference, Nov. 3-6, in Phoenix, Ariz. Airfare, hotel and conference registration for one representative of each of the winning credit unions is included with the award.

The CUNA Lending Council is a community of credit union lending professionals dedicated to being the primary source of best lending practices and educational opportunities for the credit union industry.

CUNA Mutual Group insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide.

With more than 75 years of true market commitment, CUNA Mutual Group’s vision is unwavering: To be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence through customer-focused products and market-driven insight. More information on the company is available on the company’s Web site at

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company. Property and casualty insurance products are issued by CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. Each insurer is solely responsible for the financial obligations under the policies and contracts it issues. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wis.

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