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SMEs Still Facing Uphill Battle Post-Pandemic

SMEs Still Facing Uphill Battle Post-Pandemic     On the back of the recent pandemic, SMEs Canada-wide, the largest contributing members to the Canadian economy have been and continue to be affected. Unfortunately, as a direct result of the pandemic, those revenue declines that perhaps marginally affected larger enterprises, affected Canadian SMEs to a much […]

Op-Ed: The Role of Fintech in the Future of Small Business

Op-Ed: The Role of Fintech in the Future of Small Business This article was authored by CLA member company Boss Insights. Businesses are inundated with needs as they work to grow their vision.  There was a time when businesses had one relationship to address those needs.  These needs have not always been met by banks.  […]

The Lifeblood of Canada: How Small Businesses Can Survive (and Thrive) Under Current Economic Conditions

The Lifeblood of Canada: How Small Businesses Can Survive (and Thrive) Under Current Economic Conditions Introduction  The state of independent business ownership has undoubtedly been challenged over the last two years. Inflation is at a multi-decade high, the Canadian dollar remains under pressure, the economy is experiencing ongoing supply chain challenges, and we are just […]

The Unexpected Rise of Employment-Based Lending

Lending has traditionally followed this simple value proposition: “I’ll give you something of value today, and in return, you’ll give me something of value (and a little more) in the future”. We’re seeing an interesting spin on this model playing out in labor markets. There have been substantial shortages of labor in certain industries over […]

Dean Velentzas from the CLA Reviews the 2022 TransUnion Canada Financial Services Summit

Dean Velentzas from the CLA Reviews the 2022 TransUnion Canada Financial Services Summit As someone who has only worked in the financial services sector for approximately two years, you could imagine the sense of pride and excitement I felt when I was invited to the 2022 TransUnion Canada Financial Services Summit reserved for clients of […]

Op-Ed: Non-prime Lending Ensures Access to Credit for Eight Million Canadians

Op-Ed: Non-prime Lending Ensures Access to Credit for Eight Million Canadians by Gary Schwartz, originally published in The Hill Times.   If we focus on the wrong solution, the result will be an unintended outcome of reducing access to credit, pushing non-prime Canadians to high interest payday lenders, and keeping them in cycles of debt […]

Why Auto Finance Players are Digitizing Sales For Future Growth

This article was authored by CLA member company RNDPoint. Total lockdowns caused by the pandemic led to tremendous development of digital technologies. Now, every industry has adopted digital solutions. Total digitization has become not only a modern trend but the inescapable, inevitable future. In the article, we’ll try to reveal the current situation in the […]

Celebrating Pride at the Canadian Lenders Association

June is Pride Month, which means that companies and individuals are taking the time to uplift LGBTQ+ voices, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and commemorate its history. From Google filters to Amazon’s specifically curated film series and reading lists, companies big and small participate in some way each year, either out of PR obligation or genuine enthusiasm.  […]

Lily Cook from the CLA reviews the LendIt Fintech’s USA 2022 

The Canadian Lenders Association partnered with LendIt Fintech for the recent event, LendIt Fintech USA, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 25-26. Speakers included executives from Chime, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, Nubank, Visa, FirstBank, and HSBC, among about 350 others.  After a brief keynote from 100-day-young Mayor of New […]

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Content & Resources

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 […]