Articles by: Smarter Loans Staff

CLA’s Open Letter to Canadian Government: Why Small Businesses Need FinTech Lenders to Survive COVID-19

On March 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Business Credit Availability Program, which dedicates $10 billion to support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds would be disbursed to eligible businesses via the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Businesses that qualify would receive working capital loans of…

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: Access to Financial Support for Consumers & Businesses

At Smarter Loans we are committed to doing whatever we can during these difficult times, to help Canadians get access to financial support when they need it most. We are working closely with all lenders on the platform, the Canadian Lenders Association and other organizations, and will your updated as new information becomes available.

2020 Canada Tax Filing Deadline

The date to circle on your calendar is April 30th, 2020. For most Canadians, that’s the deadline to file your taxes for the 2019 fiscal year. In this post, we’ll be breaking down all the basics you need to know like what the deadlines are for personal, self-employment and corporate tax filings, what the penalties are for not filing your taxes on time and more!

Steps to Get a Personal Loan in Canada

How to Get a Personal Loan

We’ve prepared this guide to answer the most common questions we hear about personal loans. Alongside our lender comparison charts, after reading this you should have all you need to get started with your application!

How to Improve Your Credit Score in Canada

How to Improve Your Credit Score: Step by Step Guide

Every Canadian has a credit score, but most of us have a pretty foggy understanding of what they mean and how they work. Despite this veil of secrecy, there are a number of simple best practices you can employ to improve your credit score over time. If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a stable financial future!

Bad Credit Business Financing

For small businesses with bad credit history, there are multiple options that can be pursued if a bank loan is not a feasible route. Depending on the company’s financial profile and whether you are looking for small business start-up loans, quick loans, microbusiness loans, and/or business acquisition loans, one or more of these options may be the optimal choice forward…

The State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 Study

Canadians are warming up to alternative lenders, but remain skeptical. When they’re in need of a loan, a majority of Canadians now look to online lenders as a viable alternative to traditional financial institutions, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study conducted by online comparison service Smarter Loans.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Insights for Lenders

Interest in alternative lending products is growing steadily in Canada, and as more consumers explore available options they are generally finding the information, products and level of service they are looking for, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Insights for Auto Financing and Equipment Lenders

Alternative financing is steadily gaining popularity in Canada, but those offering auto or truck and trailer financing solutions still need to catch up with other online providers, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Consumer Insights

Canadians are warming up to alternative lending options in recent years, with more turning to online vendors for services ranging from mortgages and car loans to business and equipment loans, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

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