AI Lending Partnerships and the Power of Efficiency


About The Webinar

How one credit union is balancing profitability and member growth with personal loans.   Discover how your credit union can tap into personal lending opportunities to gain new, creditworthy members safely, even in periods of economic volatility. This session will dive deep into how a Chief Lending Officer is growing members in Arizona and proactively managing their return targets. 

Attendees will hear about:

  • Attracting new members for long-term growth with a digital-first experience
  • The benefits of AI-driven lending, including more accurate credit decisioning
  • How Vantage West is navigating a successful partnership with a fintech
  • How Upstart has helped Vantage West lend more inclusively as a CDFI

Presented By

Jeremy Pinard
Jeremy Pinard

Jeremy joined Vantage West CU in April 2021 as the Chief Lending officer.   Prior to joining VWCU spent seven years at Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, IL as VP of Consumer Lending in early 2014. He was responsible for the strategy and operations of Alliant’s growing national consumer credit business. At ACU, Jeremy has crafted and launched several successful indirect lending programs, forged unique direct lending partnerships, and bravely led the in-house development of Alliant’s transformational consumer loan origination technology platform. Jeremy has 25 years of experience at credit unions ranging from $150 million to $15 billion in assets. Jeremy’s expertise includes consumer, commercial, residential lending, branch operations, member service, and saying what everyone else is thinking. Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree from Utica College and is a proud graduate of CUNA Management School in Madison, Wisconsin.

Ed Walters
Ed Walters

Ed Walters is the VP, Account Management for Lending Partnerships at Upstart. With over 25 years of financial services and management consulting experience, Ed has held various leadership roles driving consumer lending growth and establishing fintech partnerships, building PMOs to support bank transformations and acquisitions, improving business resiliency, and leading technology development. He now leads the function at Upstart, working directly with financial services partners to improve access to affordable credit while reducing the risk and costs of lending for our partners.