Peoples Group Joins the Canadian Lenders Association

Toronto, ON — February 8, 2022 — The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) is excited to welcome new member Peoples Group, a leader in Canada’s lending space.  Through Peoples Trust, Peoples Bank, Lendful and First Inheritance, they provide residential, multi-family, and commercial mortgage products, as well as asset based and corporate lending solutions and consumer loans. For more than three and a half decades, they have strengthened their ability to find creative lending solutions that provide customers, brokers, and strategic partners with a range of lending products that meet a diverse range of financial needs. 

“We look forward to leveraging the multiple benefits this CLA membership presents, including access to information, events, thought leadership and advocacy as well as bringing our wealth of knowledge and expertise to active participation on committees and round tables,” said Doug Lee, Senior Vice President – Distribution at Peoples Group.

Gary Schwartz, President of the CLA, said, “We are extremely excited to have Peoples Group join our community. Peoples brings years of experience across a diverse range of products. They will play a key leadership role servicing niche market needs.”

About Canadian Lenders Association

The Canadian Lenders Association supports the growth of companies that are in the business of lending, or providing other means of credit, to small businesses and individuals by non-conventional or innovative means to exchange ideas and explore ways of improving the sector; encourage principled and professional practices by Innovative Lenders; educate the public at large about Innovative Lending; encourage individual potential borrowers to be informed about the appropriateness of Innovative Lending to the borrowers’ circumstance; and to advocate on behalf of, and represent the interests of Innovative Lenders.

About Peoples Group

Peoples Group has been providing tailored financial services to the Canadian marketplace since 1985. Their focus has been on exceptional customer service, solidly rooted in extensive product knowledge and experience. They began with Peoples Trust Company, offering GICs and commercial mortgages and have grown by using their entrepreneurial spirit and by perfecting their service model to expand their reach to personal loans, residential mortgages, and Payment and Card solutions. They also partner with Canadian FinTechs to give them the tools and guidance to help realize their success.  For more information, please visit