The Future of Lending ™

The CLA promotes transparency and fosters responsible and ethical lending practices. The association supports FinTech innovation across the home, auto, BNPL, consumer and commercial lending sectors.

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Canada’s 2021 Budget: The CLA’s Response

We are disappointed that the world-class innovation and experience of the Canadian fintech lending sector is not harnessed in Canada’s economic recovery plans as it has been successfully in the UK, US and Australia. We are pleased, however, that the government recognizes that the digital economy is critical to growing a more prosperous economy. Fintech […]

Response to Ontario High-Cost Credit Consultation

Response to the Alternative Financial Services: High-Cost Credit Consultation Paper March 30th, 2021 Introduction The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) supports the growth of companies that are in the business of lending, or providing other means of credit, to small businesses and individuals. We represent over 100 companies across Canada. Our members are fintech innovators and […]

2020 Wrap Up in Canadian Lending

2020 has been a year marked with incredible resilience, recovery and innovation.  Though many industries played vital roles supporting Canada’s businesses and citizens through COVID, the lending industry deserves special recognition. This year lenders took extraordinary steps to support Canadian families and entrepreneurs. Many instituted relief programs, cut rates, and worked with all levels of […]


Events & Webinars

The Canadian Lenders Association is committed to sharing ideas nationally to help educate borrowers and share best practices with lenders. We run four-nightly The Future of Lending ™ webinars, discussions and fireside chats. These ideas are shared via Linkedin to reach a wide social audience.  We host private dinners for our members as well as […]

Leadership White Papers

The Canadian Lenders Association is committed to publish world-class research and thought leadership on key topics impacting fintech lending. The CLA’s white papers provide thoughtful analysis and insights into trends and opportunities across the sector. Our research and thought leadership offers key insights into the fintech ecosystem. With the acceleration of digitization, including automation and […]

Policy & Standards

The Canadian Lenders Association is committed to working with all stakeholders in the community to advance policy and standard at a provincial and federal level. Our Policy Committee works closely with government and other association to advocate for borrowers making sure all lenders must uphold with the values of the CLA and comply with regulatory […]