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Future Leaders Spotlight: Brandon Stone (June 9, 2021)

Brandon Stone President, QuipFinance.com What brought you to the asset-based finance and leasing industry?  I was in consumer finance but stumbled across a used commercial truck dealership who was having trouble getting their older aged commercial trucks financed at decent rates. I helped them accomplish this and within a very short amount of time transitioned …read more

WiAF Spotlight – Rita Giachini (May 25, 2021)

  Rita Giachini Chief Operating Officer, Armada Credit Group   What brought you to the asset-based finance and leasing industry? Many moons ago, I owned a very successful financial investment business.  In 1999, after having spent many years working 12-14 hour days, I decided the time had come to sell the business and to re-invent …read more

Gordon Thompson (1946-2021) (May 14, 2021)

Gordon Thompson (1946-2021) First President of CFLA 1993-1995 We were sad to learn of the death of Gordon Thompson on May 4, 2021.  Gord was one of the founders of CFLA.  He was instrumental in putting the asset-based finance and leasing industry on the political map. In 1993, Gord was the association’s first President after …read more

Future Leaders Spotlight: Carla Potter (May 12, 2021)

Carla Potter Partner, Banking & Specialty Finance Group, Cassels What brought you to the asset-based finance and leasing industry?  Too often lawyers are seen as the red tape and not part of the business solution. After spending time as a chartered accountant and heading to law school, I came to Cassels knowing that it was …read more

Future Leaders Spotlight: Brent Addison (April 15, 2021)

Brent Addison President, Addison Fleet What brought you to the asset-based finance and leasing industry? You could sort of say it was in my blood. Addison Fleet was started by my grandfather in 1956 as part of his Cadillac dealership in downtown Toronto, and later taken over by my father, along with the rest of …read more

Jake Thun (1938-2021) (March 11, 2021)

Jake Thun (1938-2021) We were sad to learn of the passing of Jake Thun.  As President of Royal Bank Leasing, he served on the Board of Directors of the CFLA and, before that, on the Board of one of its predecessor associations, the Equipment Leasing Association of Canada. Jake was a central player in CFLA’s …read more

Accord Financial Corp. announces the launch of AccordExpress (January 21, 2021)

Accord Financial Corp. announces the launch of AccordExpress, a unique process providing immediate financial support for Canadian entrepreneurs TORONTO, DECEMBER 16, 2020 AccordExpress is in part supported by the Export Development Canada (EDC) Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Guarantee. In partnership with EDC, Accord has already delivered financing solutions tailored to larger companies, AccordExpress simplifies …read more

Annual Report: 2020 (October 8, 2020)

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Equifax Canada and Creditsafe Align to Bring International Insight to Canadian Businesses (February 6, 2020)

Equifax Canada® and Creditsafe, a global business intelligence leader, today announced a new partnership to improve opportunities for Canadian businesses to leverage world class data to make informed business decisions. With this partnership, Equifax Canada customers will be able to access Creditsafe’s global coverage of business data, while Creditsafe will be able to provide immediate …read more

Angela Armstrong Named New Chair of the CFLA Board of Directors (September 24, 2019)

Toronto, ON, September 24, 2019. At its 46th Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) named Angela Armstrong, President of Prime Capital Group, new Chair of the Board of Directors. For more information, see document below. Related Document(s): Title: Angela Armstrong Named New Chair of the CFLA Board of Directors …read more