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Canadian Bankers Association (Entreprene


Director of Credit Markets and Economy Policy, Canadian Bankers Association


Alex Ciappara is the Director of Credit Markets and Economic Policy at the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) where he has worked for more than 10 years. He researches and advocates on issues such as housing finance, business financing including small business and agricultural lending, international trade and the
structure of the Canadian banking system, among others. Prior to this, he worked on Parliament Hill in various capacities advising Parliamentarians.

Alex has earned his MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics (LSE). He also earned a BA (Honours) in Political Studies and Economics from Queen’s University, and is a CFA Charterholder. He is also currently a Board member for the Toronto Association of Business and
Economics (TABE), and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF).

Presentation Topic

"The Lending Landscape is Changing: A Deep Dive into the latest in Traditional FI & FinTech Financing Innovation"

Presentation Summary

Today’s FI landscape is going through an evolution. Traditional lenders are evolving and FinTechs are entering the market with new lending products and services. The result -  there are more lending options than ever before but it can be difficult to cut through the clutter.  In this session you will hear from a panel of FinTech and financial services leaders as they share the latest innovations in small business borrowing and their tips to successfully secure financing. After this session you will better understand the FI lending landscape and your lending options.


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