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Lending Leadership & Ideas

The Canadian Lenders Association is committed to sharing ideas nationally to help educate borrowers and share best practices with lenders. We use online panel technology provided by to host informative discussions and fireside chats. These ideas are shared via Linkedin to reach a wide social audience. See our Leaders-in-Lending Series We host private dinners […]

Lending Resources & Services

Our Lending Resources and Services Committee is responsible for partnerships that drive incremental value for our lenders. An example is our SMART Box, capital comparison standard, launched in partnership with the ILPA

Lending Advocacy & Regulatory Services

CLA’s Advocacy and Regulatory Principles Through advocacy with all levels of government and with other trade associations in the marketplace, the Canadian Lenders Association’s Advocacy and Regulatory Committee supports the following principles: We support transparency throughout the Canadian marketplace and will support changes to legislative and regulatory frameworks that encourage and enhance transparency for borrowers. […]


July 2019 Regulatory Update

This monthly report covers any consumer and commercial Lending regulatory and policy activity on a provincial and federal level for the month of July. The report details: Jurisdiction Name of Law/Regulation Brief Summary of Changes The report is prepared monthly by the Advocacy and Regulatory Committee of the Canadian Lenders Association. Special thanks to […]

Credit Invisible: Keynote Video

1 in 3 Canadians may be credit invisible according to PERC Canada. Michael Turner, President of PERC Canada debuted groundbreaking research on credit invisibility and credit deserts in Canada at the Canadian Lenders Association’s Credit Invisibility Summit. Keynote Highlights: Michael Turner is the CEO and President of Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC).  He sets […]

Klarna | Affirm: Panel Video

See panel hosted by Canadian Lenders and Retail Touchpoints in Chicago @ RetailX The Changing Face of Checkout: Panel: • Gary Schwartz, President of the Canadian Lenders Association • Chris Faught, VP of Omnichannel at Affirm • Lindy Crea, Head of U.S. Partnerships at Klarna. This panel highlights ways to develop a successful relationship with […]