The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) supports the growth of bank and non-bank companies that are in the business of lending. We represent and advocate for over 300 companies across Canada that participate in the SMB, BNPL, unsecured consumer, home improvement, automotive, and mortgage sectors. Our members effectively and responsibly use innovative underwriting technology and business practices to address the financial needs of Canadians and support their ability to improve their credit rating and do not participate in the payday lending sector.

The CLA is proud to announce its list of finalists for the “Leaders in Lending Awards,” presented by BMO. The
nominees on this list were selected on the basis of being world-class innovators and leaders of their respective

Winners must act in accordance with the of the CLA as we work to advance the growth of all aspects of Canada’s lending ecosystem including policy, advocacy, standards, innovation, and the adherence to and promotion of best practices as well as commitment to safe and ethical lending standards.

Sponsored by:


  • Geoff Finnie

    Head, Personal Lending & Risk Transformation

  • Rajan Ariyur

    Managing Director, Private Fixed Income

  • Derek J. Manuge

    CTO & Co-Founder

  • Edyta Polnicki

    Director, FinTech

  • Christopher Pileggi

    Senior Director Corporate Finance Division

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