CLA Events

Committee Meeting

Crypto Roundtable

May 26, 2022

The CLA’s Crypto Lending Roundtable is made up of leading solutions providers operating in the cryptocurrency space. Through advocacy with all levels of government, this roundtable will encourage innovation, the use of technology, and healthy competition to advance the needs of borrowers and provide Crypto-backed products and services that meet 21st century needs.

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Committee Meeting

DE&I in Fintech Roundtable

June 1, 2022

The CLA’s DE&I in Fintech Roundtable is made up of representatives of leading alternative lenders, tech vendors and banks in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance DEI-related objectives across the Fintech spectrum.  The group will be developing a comprehensive strategy on best practices and working collectively to […]

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Committee Meeting

SMB Roundtable

June 2, 2022

The CLA Small Business Lender Roundtable is made up of the leading fintech SMB lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance services for small businesses across the lending spectrum.

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Committee Meeting

BNPL Roundtable

June 8, 2022

The BNPL roundtable is made up of the leading global and Canadian fintechs. The goal of the roundtable is to evangelize and drive growth for the emerging Buy Now Pay Later sector and to proactively work with key stakeholders including consumer groups, government, regulators and companies in the BNPL industry to better service the Canadian […]

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Committee Meeting

Mortgage Roundtable

June 15, 2022

The CLA founder Mortgage Roundtable is made up of the leading fintech Mortgage lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance services for mortgage lending in Canada.

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Committee Meeting

Risk Roundtable

June 16, 2022

The CLA’s Risk Roundtable is made up of Chief Risk Officers of leading lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance risk-related objectives across the lending spectrum.  The group will be developing a comprehensive strategy on best practices and working collectively to advance shared objectives. In addition […]

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Webinar

Using Data to Redefine Decisioning

June 23, 2022

We are living in a perfect financial storm: covid drove consumer engagement online and inflationary pressure is forcing the market to look for alternative sources of credit. Alternative data aggregation and data insights are increasingly used in innovative ways to help financial institutions decision on their loan book. From reducing NPLs to providing an enhanced customer experience, data is changing credit decisioning. Representatives from leading fintech and bank lenders discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in 2022.

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Committee Meeting

Automotive Roundtable

June 29, 2022

The CLA Quarterly Automotive Roundtable is made up of innovative automotive lenders in Canada. Participating Companies include: AutoCapital Canada, Axis Auto Finance, Carfinco, iA Auto Finance, Carma Auto Finance, Canada Drives, Rifco, LendCare,  NextGear, CWB Financial Group, Rentugo, Autoloans as well as major banks including BMO, CIBC, RBC and Scotiabank. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance innovative processes that promote credit access to […]

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Board Meeting

Q2 Board Meeting

July 7, 2022

The CLA board will meet in July. Participating companies include BMO, goeasy, OnDeck, Merchant Growth, EQ Bank, Sunlife, Accord Financial, CanCorp, Simply Financial, Thinking Capital, Echelon, Dentons, Blakes. Chair is Neil Wechsler from OnDeck and Vice Chair is Jason Mullins from goeasy. Treasurer is Kevin Clark from Merchant and Secretary is Kip Daechsel from Dentons.

For more information please contact Dean.
Conference

Canadian Lenders Summit 2022 – We’re Back!!

November 16, 2022

4th Annual Canadian Lenders Summit. The #1 event for lenders in the country. Hosted at MaRS. Join over 700 attendees at the Canadian Lenders Summit in Toronto. For sponsorship please contact sponsor@canadianlenders.org

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Conference

Lenders’ Dinner

November 16, 2022

After the annual Summit we host a lenders' dinner with lots of good food, wine and discussion.

For info on this invite-only dinner.

Q2 Board Meeting

July 7, 2022

The CLA board will meet in July. Participating companies include BMO, goeasy, OnDeck, Merchant Growth, EQ Bank, Sunlife, Accord Financial, CanCorp, Simply Financial, Thinking Capital, Echelon, Dentons, Blakes. Chair is Neil Wechsler from OnDeck and Vice Chair is Jason Mullins from goeasy. Treasurer is Kevin Clark from Merchant and Secretary is Kip Daechsel from Dentons.

For more information please contact Dean.

Crypto Roundtable

May 26, 2022

The CLA’s Crypto Lending Roundtable is made up of leading solutions providers operating in the cryptocurrency space. Through advocacy with all levels of government, this roundtable will encourage innovation, the use of technology, and healthy competition to advance the needs of borrowers and provide Crypto-backed products and services that meet 21st century needs.

Send an email to receive an invite.

DE&I in Fintech Roundtable

June 1, 2022

The CLA’s DE&I in Fintech Roundtable is made up of representatives of leading alternative lenders, tech vendors and banks in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance DEI-related objectives across the Fintech spectrum.  The group will be developing a comprehensive strategy on best practices and working collectively to […]

Send an email to receive an invite

SMB Roundtable

June 2, 2022

The CLA Small Business Lender Roundtable is made up of the leading fintech SMB lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance services for small businesses across the lending spectrum.

Send an email to receive an invite

BNPL Roundtable

June 8, 2022

The BNPL roundtable is made up of the leading global and Canadian fintechs. The goal of the roundtable is to evangelize and drive growth for the emerging Buy Now Pay Later sector and to proactively work with key stakeholders including consumer groups, government, regulators and companies in the BNPL industry to better service the Canadian […]

Send an email to receive an invite

Mortgage Roundtable

June 15, 2022

The CLA founder Mortgage Roundtable is made up of the leading fintech Mortgage lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance services for mortgage lending in Canada.

Send an email to receive an invite

Risk Roundtable

June 16, 2022

The CLA’s Risk Roundtable is made up of Chief Risk Officers of leading lenders in Canada. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance risk-related objectives across the lending spectrum.  The group will be developing a comprehensive strategy on best practices and working collectively to advance shared objectives. In addition […]

Send an email to receive an invite

Automotive Roundtable

June 29, 2022

The CLA Quarterly Automotive Roundtable is made up of innovative automotive lenders in Canada. Participating Companies include: AutoCapital Canada, Axis Auto Finance, Carfinco, iA Auto Finance, Carma Auto Finance, Canada Drives, Rifco, LendCare,  NextGear, CWB Financial Group, Rentugo, Autoloans as well as major banks including BMO, CIBC, RBC and Scotiabank. The goal of this invite-only group is to work on strategies to advance innovative processes that promote credit access to […]

Send an email to receive an invite

Canadian Lenders Summit 2022 – We’re Back!!

November 16, 2022

4th Annual Canadian Lenders Summit. The #1 event for lenders in the country. Hosted at MaRS. Join over 700 attendees at the Canadian Lenders Summit in Toronto. For sponsorship please contact sponsor@canadianlenders.org

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Lenders’ Dinner

November 16, 2022

After the annual Summit we host a lenders' dinner with lots of good food, wine and discussion.

For info on this invite-only dinner.

Using Data to Redefine Decisioning

June 23, 2022

We are living in a perfect financial storm: covid drove consumer engagement online and inflationary pressure is forcing the market to look for alternative sources of credit. Alternative data aggregation and data insights are increasingly used in innovative ways to help financial institutions decision on their loan book. From reducing NPLs to providing an enhanced customer experience, data is changing credit decisioning. Representatives from leading fintech and bank lenders discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in 2022.

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