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We’ve Got Your Conference Caffeine Fix
Feb 11, 2021

Sometimes you just need that hot cup of joe to get you going. Luckily, our 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference sponsors have you covered. Register today to ensure you get your java gift cards!   Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Breaks sponsored by:       Starbucks Gift Cards sponsored by:  

Did you register for the Vehicle Finance Conference yet?
Feb 09, 2021

You heard it straight from our CEO! Register now for AFSA’s 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference. Don’t miss our fast-paced, informative and fun agenda with industry experts and inspirational keynotes. 

Join the Roundtable Discussions
Feb 09, 2021

Join industry experts for engaging roundtable discussions on a variety of topics from bankruptcy to digitization. There are eight different roundtables to choose from between two days; five on Tuesday and three on Wednesday. Don’t miss your chance to get your questions answered by industry experts. Tuesday’s roundtables presented by:   Wednesday’s roundtables presented by:

LISTEN – Dissecting the CFPB Taskforce Report
Feb 09, 2021

In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, AFSA Senior Vice President speaks with Dr. Tom Durkin about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Taskforce Report on Federal Consumer Finance Law. The report provides a number of key insights into the important role that all consumer finance products play in American lives. AFSA wrote […]

AFSA Supports Consumer Access to Financial Records
Feb 08, 2021

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) wrote to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in support of allowing consumers to access their financial records and be able to share that data securely. In response to the CFPB’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to implement Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which provides for consumer access […]

Dealing With Disruption: How the Vehicle Finance Industry Will Adapt
Feb 02, 2021

Join industry experts Ben Ellencweig, Thomas Furcher and Philipp Lühr from McKinsey & Company for a presentation of their latest perspective on automotive retail disruptions and how those will shape vehicle financing going forward including changing car buyer preferences, new forms of vehicle financing (i.e., subscriptions) and key implications from rising online sales.     Sponsored by

OCC Pauses Fair Access Rule
Feb 01, 2021

Last week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it is pausing the publication of the recently finalized Fair Access Rule. The Biden Administration has asked all federal agencies to pause rulemakings that are not yet finalized, published in the Federal Register, or in effect and to review those rulemakings. While […]

2021 AFSA Independents Conference & Expo April Date Cancelled
Jan 29, 2021

New Date and Location Forthcoming We understand the important role that in-person AFSA Meetings play for our Members and Business Partners. Our intent had been to hold an in-person 2021 Independents Conference between April 6  and 8, 2021 in Miami Beach, FL. Unfortunately, Loews Miami Beach was unable to accommodate our expected attendance at this meeting. If you have held those […]

Durkin & Winslow Breakdown CFPB Taskforce Report
Jan 29, 2021

In early January the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law Report. As AFSA noted, it’s the first time the federal government has done a thorough report on the consumer financial services industry since the 1970s. The report is long; it’s two volumes add up to about 900 pages and […]

Members Do Business with AFSA Business Partners
Jan 28, 2021

ACT NOW – Join AFSA by February 15, 2021 and receive two complimentary registrations to the upcoming Vehicle Finance Conference – A $1350 value! Is your company part of our Business Partner network? Are you maximizing your reach in the consumer finance space? AFSA is your connection to the $300 billion consumer credit marketplace, including consumer […]

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