Credit Acknowledgement

Credit Acknowledgement for Business Loans

The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided that the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); and because all or parts of the applicant’s income is derived from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has, in good faith, exercised any rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Federal Trade Commission. If a person believes that he or she was denied assistance in violation of this law, they should contact the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington, DC 20580.

I/We understand that by signing this application I/we authorize CEI to make inquiries as needed to verify the accuracy of the information and to determine creditworthiness. The undersigned authorize any person or consumer reporting agency to provide any information it may have on the undersigned. I/We certify the information is true and accurate and is provided for the purpose of obtaining a loan. CEI will maintain the
confidentiality of this information and it will not be released without authorization.

The undersigned applicant(s) hereby acknowledges, agrees, and consents to the disclosure of this Application and any supporting materials submitted by the undersigned applicant(s), or on behalf of the applicant(s), to any and all CEI personnel, as well as any committees and the Board of CEI, in connection with a review of this Application in accordance with CEI’s established loan review policies.

This information is optional and will not influence a loan decision from CEI. We collect this information to ensure there is equitable access to CEI’s lending program and to report aggregate data to our funders. We use this data to measure the impact of our lending and inform our lending program, products, and practices.