Six credit unions were recognized for their exemplary practices by receiving CUNA Mutual Group’s excellence in lending awards at the CUNA Lending Council’s 18th annual conference.
Dan Murray, vice president of lending at CUNA Mutual Group, presented the 13th annual awards to United Nations Federal Credit Union, Long Island City, N.Y., for consumer lending; Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, Berkeley, Calif., for consumer lending; Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., for mortgage lending; Northeast Community Credit Union, Elizabethton, Tenn., for mortgage lending; Gesa Credit Union, Richland, Wash., for business lending; and U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M., for low-to-modest means lending.
“We had a record number of applications this year,” said Murray. “But it wasn’t just quantity, there were many quality, deserving applicants. In a challenging economy, it speaks to the resolve and creativity of our nominees.” Eighty-four credit unions were considered for this year’s excellence in lending awards, the most in the award program’s 13-year history.