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First Harvest Credit Union partners with Origence for indirect lending solutions

FHCU partners with Origence for indirect lending solutions for local franchise dealerships.
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Irvine, CA, April 18, 2024 – Origence, the leading lending software technology provider, has partnered with First Harvest Credit Union (over 46,000 members, $460 million in assets) to provide indirect lending solutions at local franchise dealerships.

The New Jersey-based credit union implemented Origence’s indirect lending platform, CUDL, and the company’s SmartFund solution, which provides fast dealer funding. First Harvest is also leveraging outsourced loan processing and underwriting services from Origence Lending Services, a subsidiary of Origence. The credit union will utilize these services to expand its digital presence with members, cultivate lending efficiency, and strengthen its position as a regional market leader.

“As the largest credit union in Southern New Jersey, we’re committed to the financial well-being of our communities. Partnering with Origence gives us the ability to provide valuable credit union benefits and partnerships to local franchise dealerships and an affordable and simplified auto financing experience for families and individuals in the communities we serve.”

Mike Dinneen, president and CEO of First Harvest Credit Union.

As the nation’s largest credit union auto lending network, CUDL connects credit unions to its 20,000 auto dealerships nationwide. As an aggregate, the 1,100 credit union partners within the CUDL network are the nation’s number one auto lender.

Origence Lending Services provides credit unions with scalable outsourced solutions to streamline their lending operations. Core services include full-service indirect lending, after-hours staffing, overflow support, document services, and underwriting support.

“We are pleased to welcome First Harvest to the Origence family of credit unions. We’re looking forward to continued collaboration to optimize the CUDL network and our advanced lending solutions for a successful growth strategy that ensures an exceptional lending experience for members.”

Brit Barker, senior vice president of sales of Origence

About Origence

Origence provides lending technology solutions credit unions need to advance their total origination experience. We were established in 1994 as a credit union service organization (CUSO) and have helped thousands of credit unions process more than 88 million applications for $551 billion in funded loans. Our solutions include indirect lending, loan and account origination, auto shopping, marketing automation, lending operations, and more. Origence was named the 2023 CUSO of the year by NACUSO. Learn more at and follow us on FacebookX, and LinkedIn.

About First Harvest Credit Union

Established in 1940, First Harvest Credit Union is a low income-designated credit union headquartered in Deptford, NJ. With more than $460 million in assets, the credit union serves more than 46,000 members and 700 workplaces and operates full-service locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, and Lycoming County in Pennsylvania. The credit union offers a full suite of saving, spending, borrowing and financial wellness solutions for consumers, institutions and businesses. For more information about First Harvest Credit Union, visit