Entries are being accepted for CUNA Mutual’s annual excellence in lending awards, which recognizes outstanding lending results and practices by credit unions.

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 excellent award candidates.

CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council established the lending awards in 2000. Credit unions may be nominated for the 2012 award in consumer lending, mortgage lending, low or modest means lending, and business lending.

Applications and more information regarding the awards are available online. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 17.