graphic announcing Extensia Financial is now AVANA CUSO

This fall, change is in the air in more ways than one. We are thrilled to announce Extensia Financial is now AVANA CUSO. 

As excited as we are about our future as AVANA CUSO, we want to also assure our partnering credit unions and brokers that we will continue offering the same caliber of expertise, products and service they’ve come to know and expect from us over the decades. 

Why the Change?

Founded in 1998, Extensia Financial was acquired by AVANA Companies in 2020. Since then, it has flourished into what is now considered the country’s premier credit union service organization (CUSO). 

Introducing Extensia Financial into AVANA’s ecosystem of financial services allowed us to expand upon our mission to support American businesses, preserve wealth and create growth. We do this by being a full-service lending partner to credit unions, ultimately supporting them on their own mission to uplift their members and local community.  

Our rebrand reinforces our commitment to being the industry’s leading CUSO – while also being an important member of the AVANA Family of Companies. As always, our team remains relentlessly dedicated to delivering outstanding commercial lending solutions, expert underwriting, astute risk management and exceptional customer service. 

The Same Amazing Team, Values & Service

Though our name has changed, the exceptional team, core values and white-glove service you know and trust remain unchanged.

AVANA CUSO has an unwavering dedication to serving credit unions with resolute oversight and expertise. From the origination to servicing of loans, our team will remain in lockstep with our partners, all with the goal of delivering Capital for a Better Tomorrow.

In fact, our commitment to the highest level of service and expertise ensures we retain our 0% delinquency rate, even in tough economic times.

The Same Industry-Leading Solutions

Just as we have since 1998, we will continue nurturing and guiding CUs in their efforts to successfully expand their lending footprint. This means all of Extensia Financial’s competitive lending solutions – including SBA 504s, construction loans and specialty loans – are available through AVANA CUSO. 

And, those solutions remain backed by our comprehensive commercial real estate expertise and end-to-end oversight. 

It’s that combination of high-quality products and rigorous due diligence that simply cannot be matched elsewhere. 

“As we step into this exciting new chapter as AVANA CUSO, our partners can rest assured that our high standards stay intact,” says Shivan Perera, our Senior Vice President. “Every member of the AVANA CUSO team is committed to supporting credit unions and being the best lending partner out there.” 

If you have any questions about AVANA CUSO’s products or service, please contact us any time



Established in 1998 and headquartered in Simi Valley, CA, AVANA CUSO is America’s premier credit union service organization (CUSO) focused on commercial real estate lending, including SBA 504 loans. For decades, we have partnered with credit unions across the country to offer competitive and collaborative lending solutions. AVANA CUSO is a proud member of the AVANA Family of Companies.