American Financial Services Association

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.

Protecting access to consumer credit & choice since 1916.

Events

2021 Annual Meeting

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2021
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Washington, DC

The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting is bringing attendees to our nation’s capital to share how consumer credit is creating opportunities for our customers.

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 3 - May 5, 2022
La Quinta Resort & Spa | La Quinta (Palm Springs), CA

Blog

WATCH TODAY | Why Consumers Struggle Paying Bills – 2:00pm ET
Aug 05, 2021

What makes paying bills so hard? While other payment experiences (such as ecommerce, P2P and subscriptions) are simplifying the process, bill pay continues to lag in customer experience and innovation continues to widen the gap for consumers. The good news? It doesn’t have to be. There are simple, actionable tips you can take to ease […]

Back to School
Aug 05, 2021

The end of summer is always a bit of a letdown for kids everywhere – no more long days at the pool with friends or summer camp. No more waking up late, regardless of the day of the week. No more beach. No more procrastinating on summer reading or start-of-school projects. It’s back to school […]

Make Your Voice Heard This Fall in Washington
Aug 05, 2021

The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting is bringing attendees to our nation’s capital to share how consumer credit is creating opportunities for our customers. Explore the evolving landscape of consumer credit – from global to local – and learn what to expect in the coming months. Interact with our keynote speakers, panelists, industry colleagues and policymakers. Participate  in thought-provoking breakouts and […]

Consumer Lending by the Numbers

13.7 MILLION consumers hold a traditional installment loan
Consumers
13.7
million
consumers hold a traditional installments 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

AFSA’s comprehensive web-based monitoring system provides legislative and regulatory tracking in all 50 states and the federal government, accessible every day of the year.
Communications
Publications

Publications

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Business Partner Resource Guide
Resource Guide

Resource Guide

AFSA's Business Partner Resource Guide helps you find products and services provided by AFSA Business Partners to improve your business results.
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
AWARE
MoneySkill
AFSA Education Foundation