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Lending Lendership & 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 Thinkwire.com 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. […]

News

Progressa Report: ‘OPEN BANKING: Benefiting The Underserved’

Review Progressa’s recently published Open Banking brief: Open Banking Benefits Not being driven by a closed ecosystem/closed banking monopoly which restricts the consumer to access resources they need. In the open banking era, you’re linked into alternative sources of value. Consumers can get the help they need in a streamlined manner when going through challenging […]

March 2019 Regulatory Calendar

This monthly report covers any consumer and commercial Lending regulatory and policy activity on a provincial and federal level for the month of March. 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 Blake, […]

A Review into the Merits of Open Banking

Canadian Lenders Association’s Response to The Advisory Committee to the Open Banking Review, Department of Finance Canada Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) | l’Association des prêteurs canadiens (APC) is writing this response to The Advisory Committee to the Open Banking Review representing our CLA members and their borrowers nationally. We view Open Banking standards as an essential […]