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AFSA Highlights Installment Loans Before OGR Hearing
May 15, 2019

AFSA yesterday submitted a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) in advance of a hearing entitled CFPB’s Role in Empowering Predatory Lenders: Examining the Proposed Repeal of the Payday Lending Rule.

Many choices to consider when selecting marketing, media partners
May 14, 2019

When companies develop marketing strategies for brand and product awareness they will need to consider many forms of media to carry their messages.

Repo on the Rise: 3 things for motor vehicle lenders to consider today
May 13, 2019

Join us on May 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET for Repo on the Rise: 3 things for motor vehicle lenders to consider today, presented by Wolters Kluwer

In Memory of Dr. Lewis Mandell, Author of MoneySKILL®
May 10, 2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Lewis Mandell, author of MoneySKILL.

AFSA Attends CFPB Town Hall on Proposed Debt Collection Rule
May 09, 2019

Call limits were the most discussed issue at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) May 9 Town Hall on debt collection in Philadelphia. Also discussed were; whether consumers should be able to opt-in to communications from debt collectors, communicating with consumers via text and email, the content of a voice mail message from a debt collector, debt validation notices, and whether the CFPB should permit the collection of time-barred debt.

AFSA Submits Letter to FSGG re: TCPA
May 07, 2019

On Monday, AFSA submitted a letter to the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The letter was submitted in advance of the hearing to determine the 2020 fiscal year budget for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and urges the subcommittee to assist the FCC in adopting regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as soon as possible.

In Win for Industry, CA Court of Appeals Designates Lobel Opinion as Non-Publishable
May 03, 2019

The Court of Appeals on Wednesday, submitted an unpublished opinion on the rehearing of Ron Miller Enterprises v. Lobel Financial Corporation, Inc. While Lobel Finance did not succeed in it's case, the fact that this opinion is not published precludes it from being used as a citable authority, a positive outcome for the industry. AFSA filed an amicus brief in the matter on April 6th. Though the decision does not mention AFSA's amicus directly, it is likely that the court's decision to designate the opinion for non-publication was a result of the association's action.

TCPA Hearing Focuses on Illegal Robocalls
May 02, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled, “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls.” Attached is a letter that several trade associations signed and sent in advance of the hearing. AFSA prepared questions for members of the subcommittee to ask. One of the questions – asking witnesses how calls from legitimate businesses could still get through to consumers – was asked by a several members of Congress. Several members made the critical distinction between legitimate business calls and fraudulent robocalls.

Ferry Announces Retirement from AFSA
May 02, 2019

Jack Ferry, Vice President of Communications for AFSA since 2015, announced to the staff this week that he will be retiring effective May 31, 2019.

Subcommittees Hold Key Hearings on Small-Dollar, Auto Lending
May 01, 2019

Two House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) subcommittees held hearings of interest this week for AFSA members.

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