Curql Collective Unveils New Fintech Ecosystem Partnership with LenderClose to Automate Credit Union Home Equity Lending


Des Moines (November 15, 2022) Making bold strides to transform how financial services are delivered to credit union members, Curql Collective has added a new Ecosystem Partner to its impressive ranks.  Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, LenderClose is the most recent fintech subscriber to add value to Curql’s credit union ecosystem by joining the Collective. With a solution that integrates workflow automation and process intelligence to simplify the home equity lending experience, LenderClose offers Curql Collective credit unions access to a lending platform that empowers lending teams to facilitate faster applications to closings, automate underwriting requirement communications, status reporting, and a broad suite of technology solutions. 

“LenderClose has its finger on the pulse of the home equity lending market,” said Curql Collective CEO & President Nick Evens. “Its technology platform is a great offering for this market, giving Collective credit unions of all sizes access to some amazing tools that will help them stand out, attract members, communicate more effectively and lend more efficiently.”

The plug-and-play, fully supported platform is proven to increase lending teams’ efficiencies and production output for credit unions. LenderClose’s configurable workflow automation technology, allows credit unions to scale home equity lending, while easing change management, staff training, and onboarding, in addition to compliance and cost controls. With over 450 credit unions and banks on the platform, in 2022 LenderClose came in at 564 on the “Inc 5000” as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

“Fintechs are essential to the credit union movement’s endurance in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” said LenderClose CEO Omar Jordan. “Speed and a fluid lending experience are now what members expect. Joining the Curql Collective is an important step to further our shared priority to advance member experience.”

About Curql Collective

Curql Collective is a collaborative approach that brings investment capital, credit unions, and fintech together. Launched in 2020, Curql is steered by a collective of forward-thinking credit unions, including former founders, operators, and leaders in the fintech and investment spaces. The group’s flagship – Curql Fund I – invests in the visions of entrepreneurs who thoughtfully and purposefully develop financial services technology that revolutionizes and innovates how people engage with their money. For more information, please visit

About LenderClose, Inc.

LenderClose is a proprietary, technology-focused lending platform that injects speed and efficiency into the lending process, greatly enhancing the member experience. LenderClose has been selected as the 2022 CUSO of the Year – Contemporary CUSO Model by the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the rapidly-growing company is focused on helping credit unions and community banks keep lending locally through automation and intelligence technology. To learn more, visit