Canadian Lenders Summit

Canadian Lenders Summit is the largest event for lenders in the country.

Join over 700 fintech lenders, banks, credit unions, tech vendors, portfolio providers and government leaders in Toronto this November.

Canadian Lenders Summit is a key platform to network with Canadian finance experts, who will showcase how to thrive during periods of uncertainty and exploit new asset classes, geographies and partnerships to better meet market needs and provide attractive risk-adjusted returns.


The Canadian Lenders Association community supports the growth of bank and non-bank companies that are in the business of lending. The Summit will host speakers from over 250 companies across Canada that participate in SMB, BNPL, consumer, home, automotive, crypto and mortgage sectors. We will be taking a deep dive into key policy and business topics across all these sectors.

Please contact regarding speaker opportunities as well as sponsorship.

November 16th, 2022.



7:30 - 8:45

Morning Brew

8:45 - 9:00

President’s Welcome

9:00 - 9:30

David & Goliath: How Banks Partner with Fintech

Partnerships are promising to radically transform the financial sector and benefit those currently under banked or completely underserved by traditional financial models. Join leading technology, regulation, finance and impact experts as they discuss potential applications and predicted outcomes for the immediate and long term success of this new wave of technology.

9:30 - 10:00

BNPL & The New Wallet

Point of sale finance has taken Canada by storm. This instalment payment tool is revolutionizing the shopping experience across nearly every industry. Join us for an online panel where we discuss technology trends and best practices for this growth industry with lending BNPL executives representing fintechs through to banks and commercial and consumer sectors.

10:00 - 10:30

The Need for Speed: The Payments Processing Revolution

The Canadian financial sector is changing on all fronts. Key to the adoption of new services is increased speed, convenience and embedded features for both lenders and borrowers. Lenders should implement best practices in their disbursement and collections strategies by capitalizing on RTP solutions which can help lower costs and enable higher consumer satisfaction. This webinar explores why lenders should be taking advantage of faster payments options to keep pace with today’s evolving consumer expectations.

10:30 - 11:00

The Future of Embedding Finance

There are tremendous benefits for lenders embedding finance into the way we build services. Customer experience and retention is an obvious one – apps are sticky. But the role of data collection in-apps is often overlooked. App data can help lenders reduce application fraud, improve underwriting and increase confidence in ID verification. This panel brings together three leaders in the space that have all created incredible in-app experiences for their customers and will share best practices and trends what led them to it.

11:00 - 11:30

Network Break

11:30 - 12:00

Crypto: Changing the Lending Game

The rapid inflation of digital asset prices have major financial institutions turning their attention to the sector – including many lenders. In the past, understanding the regulatory and custodial complexities of the asset class has made this a difficult area for more traditional lenders to innovate. That is now changing with the introduction of independent custody infrastructure. Join us for a conversation with leading fintech experts on how Canadian lenders can launch new credit products that take advantage of crypto.

12:00 - 12:30

Whose There? Data, Fraud & Identity

How do lenders optimize their onboarding experience without making sacrifices on identity verification and decisioning? The panel will take a look at Canada’s unique regulatory compliance requirements when it comes to KYC, IDV, and AML as well as technology and best practices that can be leveraged to drive a faster and safer acquisition.

12:30 - 1:30

Business Lunch

1:30 - 2:00

The Impact of Fintech on Auto Finance

How fintech is transforming the auto finance experience – from buyer to dealer to lender. Understand the role that data plays in accelerating originations as well as derisking the underwriting and verification process. This panel brings together Canadian auto credit and technology leaders for a deep dive into the fintech industry.

2:00 - 2:30

Mortgage Lenders who Embrace Fintech

As rates move, is mortgage industry in Canada embracing fintech as a strategy? We will discuss trends and concerns for the mortgage sector and provide recommendations on how technology and innovative business practices can drive growth in your mortgage portfolio in the next 2 years.

2:30 - 3:00

Raising in a Downturn: Capital and M&A

Is 2023 the right time to put aside conventional thinking about M&A and take a fresh look at our industry. Can we assume that any company will simply be “not for sale” over the next few years. Which companies will experience difficulty? Which parts of which businesses would tempt you? How can you put together creative deals?

3:00 - 3:30

Afternoon Schmooze

3:30 - 4:00

DE&I: Changing Fintech for Good

The CLA is proud to host the DE&I Roundtable. We believe that the industry needs to apply the same innovative thinking and commitment to solving the problem of DE&I as we do with our products and services. We need to make a conscious effort to change the balance of visible inequity in the sector with the entrepreneurial vigor we use to build our companies. Learn more about strategies that work

4:00 - 4:30

Financial Inclusion: Innovations in Consumer Lending

Explore how technological advances are increasingly reducing the cost of serving unbanked and thin file customers. We discuss alternative and smart data that will unlock services for new to Canada and the credit building population.

4:30 - 5:00

Mom & Pop Borrower post-COVID

Join us as we look at what SMB lending looks like in 2023, and how the pandemic has helped unlock the key to digital transformation. Hear from our experts panelists about: What the impact of the pandemic has had on economic conditions and how it’s driving the continued need for digital transformation. How leveraging APIs can open new distribution channels and accelerate the continuous delivery of innovation. Why adapting digital infrastructure to meet and exceed customer expectations is critical

5:00 - 6:00

Can I buy you a beer?

5:15 - 6:00

2023 Leaders-in-Leading Award Photo

Step-and-repeat photos for all the award nominees. And group photo on stage.



Nov 16th 2022


7:30am – 6:00 pm


MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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