MADISON, Wis. (7/22/09)--The 10th annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognize outstanding lending results and practices by credit unions, are accepting entries. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 7. CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council established the Excellence in Lending Awards in 2000. The awards identify and share 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 award candidates. Credit unions may submit entries for the 2009 awards in four categories:
* Consumer Lending Excellence Award--assets under $250 million, and assets greater than $250 million; * Mortgage Lending Excellence Award--assets under $250 million, and assets greater than $250 million; * Low/Modest Means Excellence Award--any asset level; and * Business Lending Excellence Award--any asset level.
The Excellence in Lending Awards will be presented at the 15th Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference Nov. 1-4 in San Diego. Airfare, hotel and conference registration fees for one representative from each winning credit union are included with the award. For more information, use the link.