The CLA promotes transparency and fosters responsible and ethical lending practices. The association supports innovative lending nationally including the technology & business processes that are transforming our financing industry.

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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. […]


Leaders-in-Lending Winners, presented by BMO Financial Group

Nov 20, 2019, Toronto, Canada. Canadian Lenders Association (CLA), the voice of the innovative business and consumer lending industry, announces the winners of the 2019 Leaders-in-Lending Awards. Wayne Pommen, CEO, Paybright – and Financeit  – won the Exectutive and Company award respectively. “We are proud to sponsor this year’s lenders award that recognizes the world-class […]

VoPay Joins Canadian Lenders Association to Support Digital Lending Growth Across Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) is please to announce that VoPay, a leader in payment technology innovation has become a member. The CLA provides its members with the tools to innovate and grow and to foster safe and ethical lending practices. Digital lending uses technology platforms and software to manage loan […]

OnDeck Canada CEO, Neil Wechsler, Announced as New Chair of Canadian Lenders Association

Nov 12th, 2019, Toronto, Canada – The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) today announced Neil Wechsler, CEO of leading online small business lender, OnDeck Canada, as the new Chair of the CLA’s Board of Directors. Neil’s appointment comes with a renewed vision to ensure the CLA is the national leader in fostering transparency for innovative lending practices […]