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Welcome to the CFA Midwest Chapter

The CFA Midwest Chapter is the trade group for commercial finance companies, factors, banks and other financing agencies engaged in the asset-based financial services industry of Chicago and the Midwest region. We are a Regional Chapter of the CFA which serves the asset-based financial services industry on an international, national, regional and local basis.


The CFA Midwest Chapter is a leading lender-based networking organization in the Chicago metro area. Our roots are in asset-based lending, but we strive to attract all parties involved in a secured lending transaction. Our goal is to provide the best networking forum for lenders and service providers, including consultants, attorneys, appraisers and accountants.


The Commercial Finance Association’s Midwest Chapter is comprised of professionals with great insight and experience. Our members take pride in bringing their quality programs, valued contacts and more to the asset-based financial services industry.


Chapter Membership

The CFA has a two-tiered membership structure. Organizations join at the National level and individuals join at the local chapter level. If you work for a CFA member firm, you pay the $95 standard rate for your chapter membership. If you don't work for a CFA member firm, you are still welcome to join our chapter; you just pay the non-member rate of $150 for your membership.


Join today and your membership is valid through December 31, 2018. Benefits include member pricing for all 2018 Midwest Chapter events, including Early Member Registration for the Blackhawks and Cubs Outings, our two most popular events. You'll also receive a complimentary subscription to The Secured Lender, a publication devoted exclusively to the asset-based financial services and factoring industries. As a member of our chapter, you will be added to our mailing database so you are kept informed of upcoming events. The 2018 Midwest Chapter membership rates are listed on our Join/Renew page.


We offer special membership rates for Young Professionals (40 and under). Enter discount code YPDues18 at checkout to take advantage of the reduced YoPro rate.

Click the Join / Renew tab located at the top of the page to join or renew online or you can download the 2018 Midwest Chapter Membership Application.

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