LendingUSA Partners with Illinois Funeral Directors Association

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NFDA-endorsed at-need financing provider endorsed by Illinois’ largest funeral association.

IFDA is thrilled to work with LendingUSA.

The Illinois Funeral Directors Association, the largest association of funeral service professionals in the state of Illinois, has officially partnered with LendingUSA, the industry’s leading provider of at-need financing, it was announced today.

LendingUSA, the only at-need financing company to be endorsed by the NFDA, gives funeral directors a point-of-sale solution for funeral payment, allowing every family to apply for financing from anywhere and receive a pre-approval decision in just seconds. As part of the partnership, IFDA members will receive an exclusive discount on all non-prime loans funded through LendingUSA, enabling them to save potentially thousands of dollars per year.

"IFDA is thrilled to work with LendingUSA," says Mary Carey, Executive Director of the IFDA. "This partnership will allow IFDA members to provide their families a fast, affordable, and easy way to finance funerals at no cost to the funeral home. IFDA member funeral homes that enroll with LendingUSA assume no risk, and the funeral home receives payment via direct deposit, typically within 3 days."

The IFDA is known as the “voice for funeral directors in Illinois,” and has a membership of over 1,300 funeral directors and embalmers at over 315 funeral homes throughout the state. They offer several services to support funeral professionals in Illinois, including educational and career resources, industry advocacy at the state and federal level, and an annual convention that is the largest gathering of funeral professionals statewide.

“We believe the funeral industry is changing, and families need new payment options,” says Mike Testa, President of LendingUSA. “We’re glad to be partnering with the IFDA to help their members take advantage of our unique service and ultimately better serve their families.”

About LendingUSA

LendingUSA is the #1 funeral financing solution in the country, and the only financing option of its kind to be exclusively endorsed by the NFDA. Its mission is to redefine how families pay for funerals, with pre-approval decisions in seconds and fast, direct funding to funeral homes. Designed to help funeral home owners grow their business, it helps to limit undercutting by competitors and the need for recourse or collections. For more information on LendingUSA, funeral directors can call (866) 851-7284 or sign up for a free demo at https://go.lendingusa.com/ifda/.

About IFDA

The IFDA is the largest association dedicated to licensed funeral care professionals in the state of Illinois. Their mission is to provide the resources and support to help their members be professionally, ethically, and operationally superior, and to advocate for the funeral service profession. They were originally founded in 1881 and represent 1,300 funeral service professionals statewide, offering a variety of useful benefits and services to members. For more information, visit http://www.ifda.org.

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