Credit Union Service Organization

What Does CUBS do for Credit Unions?

If your credit union wants professional expertise to achieve the benefits of commercial real estate lending, then CUBS is your ideal partner. Credit unions do not pay CUBS any membership, origination, or participation fees.

CUBS delivers interest income to credit unions from high quality assets and borrowers. We also compliment your credit union’s regulatory compliance.

Since its formation as a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) in 2003, CUBS has originated over $1 billion in commercial real estate mortgages. Most of these loans are “participations”, enabling credit unions to share risk and increase asset diversity. By working with CUBS, credit unions take advantage of commercial real estate lending opportunities within their communities that they may not be aware of, and they can do so without capital or business development investment.

Through our relationships with commercial borrowers and  brokers across the Southeast, CUBS has built a network that considers CUBS a primary resource for the financing of commercial property.

Our purpose is to help fulfill the member business lending needs of our credit union partners, including meeting NCUA requirements for Member Business Loans (MBL). CUBS understands the unique needs of credit unions and works to find appropriate opportunities in our communities that fit within the loan policy parameters set by each participating credit union.

CUBS is a full-service CUSO with a robust commercial loan servicing platform that we make available to our credit union partners. Our commercial real estate expertise and services includes:

  • Loan origination
  • Underwriting
  • Loan documentation/processing
  • Loan closing coordination
  • Monthly servicing (billing, payment processing, compliance, collection, reporting)
  • Monthly tax & insurance escrow payments
  • Monthly principal & interest remittance to credit unions
  • Annual loan reviews & site visits