Gary Schwartz is the president of the CLA, the Canadian Lender Association. The CLA is the largest association and national non-profit organization representing innovative lenders. We had the pleasure of sitting down with him and talking about the mission of the CLA, the current state of the finance and lending industry in Canada, trends in FinTech and more.
00:00 – Intro`
00:41 – What Is The Canadian Lender Association?
01:31 – Mission Of The CLA
04:00 – FinTech Forward
07:07 – Change Is Inevitable
10:51 – State Of The Finance & Lending Industry in Canada
12:33 – Impact Of The Expectations Of Millennials On Lending Industry
17:16 – Restrictive Frameworks
18:56 – Concerns Around Data Privacy and Security
20:57 – Gary Schwartz’s Background – Always An Entrepreneur
24:38 – Growth of CLA & Plans For 2022
25:46 – Big Trends in FinTech
27:42 – Impactful Emerging Technologies
30:16 – Primary Forces Pushing Lending Industry Forward
32:14 – Reputation of Lending Industry
36:03 – Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs
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