Entry Materials Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017

The Excellence in Lending Awards present an excellent opportunity for your credit union to be recognized for its lending success. Nationally, your lending excellence will be acknowledged in the credit union trade press and locally you can promote your award-winning lending success to members, or potential members.

The Excellence in Lending Awards were created by CUNA Mutual Group and CUNA Lending Council in 2000. This year’s awards will be presented at the CUNA Lending Council’s Annual Conference, November 12-15, 2017 in Nashville, TN. They recognize credit unions that generate outstanding lending results through stable, sustainable operations.

Check out the Business, Consumer, Mortgage, or Low-to-Modest Means categories and see where you, or a credit union you know, best stand a chance to be recognized. No other competition offers the opportunity to be honored as one of the industry’s best in lending.

Credit unions large and small are encouraged to apply in the Business, Consumer, Mortgage, or Low-to-Modest Means categories. In addition to industry-wide recognition, airfare, hotel and conference registration for a representative of the credit union are included with the award.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to showcase your credit union’s lending prowess, or the opportunities for loan growth the award can bring.

If you have questions about the award, please send us an email.

Overview of the Excellence Awards

The purpose of the Credit Union Excellence in Lending Award is to identify, recognize and share examples of lending excellence within the credit union movement. The award recognizes credit unions for their ability to serve their members while sustaining sound financial performance. Credit unions demonstrating an ability to reach their members’ needs by innovative means are excellent candidates for this award.

Award Categories

  • Business Lending
  • Consumer Lending
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Low/Modest Means

Winner Recognition

Winners of the awards will be announced at the annual CUNA Lending Council Conference. To honor the recipients of the Lending Council Awards, recipients will be recognized in credit union publications and at the Lending Conference. The award will pay airfare, hotel and tuition to the conference for one representative from each credit union.

Nomination Process and Details

Your entry must be received no later than September 25, 2017 to be considered.

If you have questions about the award or the entry process, please contact CUNA Councils at 800-356-9655, ext. 4018 or awards@cuna.coop.