CU Direct Recognizes Credit Unions for Achievements in Lending

2017 Best Practices in Lending Award Winners
Credit Unions Presented with Industry Best Practice Awards During DRIVE ’18 Lending Conference

Dallas, Texas | May 30, 2018

CU Direct today announced the winners of their 2018 Best Practice Awards, during the company’s DRIVE ’18 Lending Conference,the credit union industry’s largest annual lending event, held this week in Grapevine, Texas.

The awards, which recognize credit unions’ exemplary lending practices and success in 2017,were presented to four credit unions during the conference’s awards dinner.

A capacity crowd of more than 500 conference attendees were on hand, as the credit unions were acknowledged by CU Direct for their achievements in the areas of lending, innovation and dealer engagement.

CU Direct’s 2018 Best Practice Award winning credit unions are:

  • Innovation in Lending: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union (191,740 members, $2.1 billion in assets)
  • Excellence in Indirect Lending: UW Credit Union (243,826 members, $2.7 billion in assets)
  • Excellence in Direct Lending: Vantage West Credit Union (150,432 members, $1.92 billion in assets)
  • Excellence in Dealer Engagement: BECU (1,102,521 members, $18.6 billion in assets)

“We want to congratulate each of our winning credit unions for their outstanding success in the lending marketplace in 2017,” stated Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of CU Direct. “We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication our credit union partners put into their lending programs.”

As the nation’s most recognized credit union lending event, DRIVE delivers the latest industry thinking and perspectives on the lending marketplace. The conference covers the industry’s most pressing hot topics and issues, from lending strategies and efficiencies, emerging technologies, indirect lending, and state of the automotive landscape, to member engagement, business intelligence, digital marketing, risk management, and more.

CU Direct also announced that the 2019 DRIVE Conference will be held May 14-16, 2019 at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.