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Earlier this month, the CFPB responded to a bipartisan Congressional letter seeking the Bureau’s definition of the term “risk to consumer” for certain nonbank entities in the Bureau’s Supervisory Authority. While we appreciate that the CFPB responded, it did not provide substantive clarity on the central question surrounding risk. Interestingly, the CFPB’s initial motive for this rulemaking was aimed at the “fast-growing companies in nontraditional areas of the consumer finance market.”

However, it is concerning that the Bureau has decided to use this authority against established entities that are highly regulated either at the state or federal levels.  It is also unfortunate to see the Bureau reiterating the use of unverified “consumer complaints” to spur CFPB action and to serve as a deciding factor while publicly singling out entities.

AFSA has been very involved with this rulemaking, and will continue to engage with the CFPB as we seek a clear definition.

What is “Risk to Consumer”?
Mar 15, 2024

Earlier this month, the CFPB responded to a bipartisan Congressional letter seeking the Bureau’s definition of the term “risk to consumer” for certain nonbank entities in the Bureau’s Supervisory Authority. While… Read the rest

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Mar 14, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

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Women’s History Month | Valerie Tolhurst
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AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

What has been the most important lesson?
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Women’s History Month | Meg Michiels
Mar 13, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

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Mar 12, 2024

Every minute of downtime lenders experience is expensive—leading to missed payments, high customer service costs and reputational risks. By connecting lenders to multiple merchant processors through a single platform integration,… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Ronda Cepeda
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

What has been the most important lesson? 
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Women’s History Month | Yordanka Martin
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

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Women’s History Month | Suzi Straffon
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. 

What has been the most important lesson? 

Keep going and continue to work hard. You never know what’s around the next corner!… Read the rest

Women’s History Month | Bethany Slomski-Rangel
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.

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Women’s History Month | Heather Slyman
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. 

My career started as a Programmer/Analyst at Boeing and later led to 21 Years in lending, 11 years of that in auto finance,… Read the rest

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