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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. […]


Affirm, Klarna & CLA: The Changing Face Of Checkout

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ May 31, 2019 — During the Retail TouchPoints (RTP) Live! @ RetailX event, June 25-26 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the Changing Face Of Checkout panel will highlight strategies to attract next-gen shoppers. As part of the Digital Transformation Track at RTP Live!, the panel will take place Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00am. […]

Disruption Conference: CLA partner with The Credit Association of Greater Toronto

CLA partner with the The Credit Association of Greater Toronto to support the Disruption Conference on June 13th in Toronto. CLA members can register at CAGT member price. Home 9 – Business Event The Credit Association of Greater Toronto (the “CAGT”)  promotes excellence and innovation in the Credit and Financial Industry and other enabling verticals to drive […]

2019 Global Benchmark Study: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & Canadian Lenders Association Continue Partnership

Cambridge, UK., and Toronto, Canada, May 16, 2019 –The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) today announced a continuation in their partnership to support research into the innovative Canadian lending sector through the 2019 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking survey. The CCAF’s Global Benchmark continues to be the largest academic benchmarking […]