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American Financial Services Association

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.

Events

2022 Winter Committee Meetings

Feb 2 - Feb 3, 2022
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa | Phoenix, AZ

Join AFSA and your colleagues in the desert for content-rich, fast-paced committee meetings.

2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo

Mar 7 - Mar 10, 2022
The Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV

The 2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo is the premier educational and networking opportunity for the vehicle finance industry.

2022 Independents Conference & Expo

May 2 - May 5, 2022
La Quinta Resort & Spa | La Quinta, California

Join AFSA’s independent members for a content-rich experience, engaging in strategic, thought-provoking discussions on issues affecting the industry.

 

Blog

Cybersecurity Priorities: Are You Ready for 2022?
Jan 28, 2022

As you seek to create new digital customer experiences, leverage and expand use of data, and invest in technology innovations, cybersecurity threats are evolving and growing. While tools to mitigate such threats are becoming more sophisticated, so have the hackers’ tactics. Join Schellman CEO Avani Desai to discuss the top cybersecurity threats facing companies today […]

McClanahan Joins AFSA Board
Jan 28, 2022

Rochelle McClanahan has been approved to join the AFSA Board and Executive Committee. In addition, she will be joining the AFSA Foundation Board. Ms. McClanahan is the Chief Financial Officer for Brundage Management Company, based in San Antonio, Texas. Brundage Management Company manages the operations for Sun Loan Company and Key Self-Storage. Ms. McClanahan began […]

CFPB Director is Obtuse on Fees
Jan 27, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking public input regarding what it termed “junk fees” that a number of different industries, such as financial services, entertainment and travel, charge consumers. “Many financial institutions obscure the true price of their services by luring customers with enticing offers and then charging excessive junk fees,” said CFPB […]

Consumer Lending by the Numbers

13.7 MILLION consumers hold a traditional installment loan
Consumers
13.7
million
consumers hold a traditional installment loan
82 MILLION consumers in the PRIME VALUE or better risk tier
Credit Card
6.5
million
consumers in the prime or better risk tier
$1,500 average installment agreement amount
Handshake
$1,500
average installment agreement amount
2.3 MILLION new auto loans each month
Car
2.3
million
new auto loans each month

Resources for Members

AFSA Track
AFSA Track

AFSA Track

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Business Partner Resource Guide
Resource Guide

Resource Guide

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Coronavirus
AFSA Training

Coronavirus

AFSA has assembled a number of resources to help members as they navigate the COVID-19 coronavirus and continue to assist their communities. Click to read more.

Resources for Consumers

AWARE
MoneySkill
AFSA Education Foundation