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Join Your Colleagues at 2015 Lending Seminar
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:15 AM

Consumer lending is not a skill one learns quickly. It takes time and practice. The 2015 Lending Seminar—Comprehensive 101, covers a broad spectrum of information on consumer lending over two days. Participants will learn issues from the philosophy of consumer lending to making a solid loan decision that benefits the member and the credit union.

Attend one of two seminars, in Little Rock, July 28-29, or Dallas, Oct. 20-21.

Your presenter, John Baptista, will lead attendees through the following lending topics:

Day One – Stepping into Consumer Lending

  • The philosophy of consumer lending
  • The role of regulations and compliance
  • The terminology of consumer lending
  • The two lending equations necessary for a solid loan decision
  • The two most important financial reports
  • The application process and application types
  • The documents associated with the credit investigation
  • The decision process and why the letter "C" is most important
  • The 4 types of collateral and how they relate to loan amount
  • Understanding the different types of consumer loan products
  • Understanding credit scores

Day Two – Going Up

  • The role one’s values play in lending
  • How to effectively communicate with members during the loan interview
  • Ethics and the role it plays in lending
  • Risk-based lending and how loan products are priced
  • A new market for consumer loans
  • Techniques to build member relationships using a consumer loan application
  • Information on credit reports and how to read them
  • The red flags and challenges associated with lending
  • Make decisions on sample credit applications

This program is geared for a variety of employees, from novices to more advanced loan officers. Those starting out will benefit most by attending both sessions. For those with a greater degree of experience, the second day will cover more advanced topics.

More information and Registration

Contact Cristina Lau at 800-442-5762, ext. 6639, 469-385-6639, or

Grant Assistance
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting grant applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation’s website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, foundation grants manager, at 469-385-6483 for more information.