It was good to see new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), move quickly to get the chamber refocused on taking up the peoples’ business.
While the past several weeks created some uncertainty, it also focused attention on perhaps the most crucial domestic policy agenda in front of our nation and elected officials: the state of the U.S. economy. AFSA members play a crucial role in helping consumers meet their financial needs and goals, and, more broadly providing consumers with the credit that fuels businesses’ bottom lines. Our fellow citizens want and deserve an America that works, with Federal and State elected officials, bureaucracies and policies that enable opportunity security and prosperity.
And, as our letter to the Speaker notes, AFSA and its members stand ready to work with policymakers at every level of government and look forward to working with Speaker Johnson and a bipartisan Congress on financial services policies that contribute to those worthy goals.
Oct 23, 2023
The consumer credit market received early good tidings last week with the National Retail Federation’s holiday spending outlook. Based on a survey of more than 8,000 consumers, it found that the more than 90 percent of American adults planning… Read the rest
Lifting the Hood on New Auto Data
Oct 18, 2023
Cox Automotive reported that auto loan performance remained a mixed bag in September. Delinquency rates continued to rise but are not translating to higher defaults rates. The share of loans delinquent for 60 or more days increased for the… Read the rest
AFSA’s State Government Affairs’ latest white paper is now available. This month’s white paper delves into top consumer complaints reported by states.
Consumer complaint information can serve as a valuable resource for financial… Read the rest
October 19, 2023 at 2:00pm EST
U.S. auto originations are largely trending down – 9.4% YoY decline – according to the TransUnion Q2 Credit Industry Insights Report. The rejection rate for auto loans rose to 14.2% in June 2023 from 9.1% in February… Read the rest
Ep. 55 | Alternative Data Download w/ Equifax
Oct 12, 2023
Auto Finance Innovation: When To Build, When To Buy?
October 12, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Continuous digitization is a must in today’s world. But with limited resources, time and budgets, it can be tough to know what path to take. Should you build an… Read the rest