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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 […]

LISTEN | State of Credit #5: Colorado
Jan 19, 2022

In the first episode of 2022, we continue our 50-state series, where we’ll be asking questions of financial services regulators around the country. We’ll make our way through all 50 states getting to know the regulators that are part of our industry. Today, Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President and head of the State Government […]

Marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 17, 2022

On this day celebrating the life and ongoing mission of Rev. Martin Luther King, there is no better way to honor him than to take some time to read his words and hear his clarion call for fundamental respect of human dignity and justice. We must all work together for a society that reflects his vision of an America worthy of his and so many others’ sacrifices.  

AFSA Joins #UnitedForPrivacy
Jan 14, 2022

Today, the American Financial Services Association joined a diverse, multi-industry effort #UnitedForPrivacy , calling on Congress and the Biden Administration to pass bipartisan, federal privacy legislation.   The effort includes 19 different trade associations, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 81 regional Chambers of Commerce.   A state-by-state privacy-policy patchwork is a drag on consumers, small […]

Virginia Representative Urges SBA to Provide PPP Clarity
Jan 13, 2022

In an effort to help workers keep their jobs and assist businesses who struggled because of the pandemic, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to clarify that small finance companies are eligible to receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. In Rep. Luria’s letter sent earlier this week, she said, “these […]

Take the Industry Pulse at the Vehicle Finance Conference
Jan 12, 2022

Join this must-attend, annual overview on the latest perspectives from industry leaders on where 2022 will take us. What business strategies and practices used to adapt to the pandemic will carry over to a “new normal”? What consumer trends and demands regarding vehicle purchases bear watching? Register today and join: Steven Ricchiuto talking about the […]

Financial Readiness is Military Readiness
Jan 12, 2022

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) noted last week, financial readiness is military readiness. But financial priorities will be different for just about every active military servicemember depending on their or their family’s circumstances. A servicemember who is focused on repaying a loan on a car she no longer has, while also paying another […]

Remembering Mike Kane
Jan 10, 2022

AFSA is saddened by the death of Mike Kane on January 5th. Mike was a leader at Ally Financial as Senior Vice President of Consumer Credit Operations. He was also a positive force for the consumer credit industry at-large, serving as a key member of the Credit Risk Committee with AFSA. Over the past several days, Mike’s Ally colleagues have celebrated his life and […]

January Featured Business Partner | GOLDPoint
Jan 10, 2022

The Featured Business Partner for January is GOLDPoint Systems. GOLDPoint Systems offers one of the most complete Loan Management Software Systems in the Direct and Indirect market, covering the complete loan life cycle. Our products include online portals, custom scoring, origination, loan servicing, collections, accounting, reporting, document storage and e-signatures. We also offer many integrations […]

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