About Us

National Associaton History

The Commercial Finance Association (CFA), is the international trade association dedicated to the asset-based lending and factoring industries.

Founded in 1944, the CFA has nearly 300 member companies and 16 chapters located throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. CFA members include a diverse collection of lending institutions that range from international banks to independent entrepreneurial finance companies. CFA membership is by organization, not by individual. All employees of a member company can take advantage of CFA membership benefits.

Chapter Mission

The Northern California chapter of the Commercial Finance Association has expanded its original mission by serving professionals and firms providing non-traditional wholesale debt financing products.   While asset-based lending and factoring will continue to be a key constituency of the chapter, the growth of other non-traditional debt finance practices including leveraged lending, trade and channel finance, recurring revenue lending, venture lending and FinTech cannot be ignored.  By serving a broader array of debt capital providers, the CFA can better support the development and growth of a robust and innovative market for commercial finance.