Samantha Tom

Senior Director, Head of Legal & Compliance


Sam is the Head of Legal & Compliance at Borrowell, one of Canada’s largest financial technology companies that helps consumers find financial prosperity and make great decisions about credit. Borrowell has over 2 million users and was the first company in Canada to offer credit scores for free and first to offer a program to let renters build credit with rent payments without their landlord’s involvement. Borrowell believes strongly that a robust open banking regime will help Canadian consumers and small business.

Prior to this, Sam was legal counsel at President’s Choice Financial, a mid-sized bank, and a corporate lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in the Financial Services Group where she advised financial institutions and Fintechs on a broad range of corporate commercial matters including payments, privacy and regulatory compliance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and law degree from Western University.


wednesday – 11:00am Partner Event

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Castle Point Numa Lounge

The Open Banking Ecosystem: Driving the Perfect Balance for Innovation

Open Banking ecosystem participants, including fintechs and banks, have the ability to significantly transform the financial landscape, providing new opportunities for competition, collaboration, innovation, and digitization. This panel, representing key Open Banking stakeholders, will explore the intersection of Open Banking and innovation and their roles in driving digital transformation within the financial sector.