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Cardinal Financial Wins Gold at the 2022 w3 Awards

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Cardinal Financial Wins Gold at the 2022 w3 Awards
Cardinal Financial - October 17, 2022

Charlotte, NC – Cardinal Financial, a national mortgage lending company dedicated to empowering borrowers through every step of the home loan process, is pleased to announce four Gold awards and five Silver awards at the 2022 w3 Awards. The w3 Awards are an esteemed awards competition sanctioned and judged on an annual basis by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA).

The AIVA, an organization comprised of leading professionals from various disciplines of visual arts, judged all of the entries and awarded Cardinal Financial’s redesigned website with Gold distinction in the following categories:

  • General Websites – Website Redesign
  • General Websites – Branding
  • Website Features -Best Art Direction
  • Website Features – Best Use of Photography

“The latest version of the website represents a pivotal step in positioning Cardinal Financial for the future, with a focus on streamlining the borrower experience across all touchpoints,” said Erica Lee, SVP of Brand & Customer Experience at Cardinal Financial. “I’m humbled and so proud to see the work of our team recognized for this w3 Gold award.”

All entries were scored on a 100-point scale by the judges who are dedicated “to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.” Website entries were judged on creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use. Less than 10% of all entries earn the distinction of Gold.

“These awards are a testament to the creativity, dedication, and pure talent of our entire team,” said Mark Sutton, VP of Web & Product Development, Brand & Customer Experience, at Cardinal Financial. “Every discipline, from development and design to writing, product management, and more, played a pivotal role in the project.”

Additionally, the Cardinal Financial website won five Silver awards in other categories. Check out the full list of winners here.

About Cardinal Financial

We started Cardinal Financial with a passion for developing a better mortgage experience. Our proprietary loan origination software, Octane®, is a sure advantage, but we soon found out that revolutionary technology only goes so far without revolutionary people. We place a premium on hiring talented, forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirits who are committed not only to reimagining the possibilities of mortgage lending, but to delivering a personal experience to every borrower every time. We take a tremendous amount of pride in our people because they’re what sets us apart from the rest. Our culture is strengthened by self-starters who look forward to coming to work every day and are willing to go the extra mile for their colleagues and their clients. Cardinal Financial is where your career meets your calling. Join us and be a part of something more than mortgage lending. For more information about Cardinal Financial, visit or follow us on social media: and @CardinalFinancial on Instagram.