American Financial Services Association

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.


2021 Independents Conference & Expo

May 24 - May 27, 2021
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

AFSA is pleased to report that the in-person 2021 Independents Conference & Expo has SOLD OUT! We appreciate the great enthusiasm our members and business partners have shown for this in-person event.

2021 Annual Meeting

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2021
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Washington, DC

The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting will bring attendees right to our nation’s capital to share the positive story of consumer credit.


LISTEN | Pitching Your Story the Right Way
May 06, 2021

In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast we talk with Jackie Charniga, the Finance and Insurance Reporter with Automotive News. We chat about some of the things that Jackie looks for in a story and some of the things that companies should keep in mind when they’re pitching. Jackie also talks about the kinds of stories […]

Strategies for Responsible Business
May 06, 2021

Whether branded as “Environmental, Social & Governance” or “Social Responsibility,” business responsibility is no longer a “Fortune 500” concern or simply about climate change.  Any business – public or private – that must account for risk, must plan to address a host of environmental and social issues that may affect not only reputations with consumers […]

May Featured Premier Business Partner: RSM
May 03, 2021

The featured Premier Business Partner for May is RSM. RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide. Our full range of services help specialty finance companies address their complex business challenges such as regulatory compliance, security and privacy, […]

Consumer Lending by the Numbers

13.7 MILLION consumers hold a traditional installment loan
consumers hold a traditional installments loan
82 MILLION consumers in the PRIME VALUE or better risk tier
Credit Card
consumers in the prime or better risk tier
$1,500 average installment agreement amount
average installment agreement amount
2.3 MILLION new auto loans each month
new auto loans each month

Resources for Members

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Business Partner Resource Guide
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Resource Guide

AFSA's Business Partner Resource Guide helps you find products and services provided by AFSA Business Partners to improve your business results.
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Resources for Consumers

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