Today, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) and a coalition of trade associations filed an amicus brief requesting that the Supreme Court clarify how businesses can communicate with their customers. In the case, Facebook v. Duguid, the joint trades urge the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision that expanded the Telephone Consumer Protection […]
You want the giveaways and goodies right?
Sep 11, 2020
The 2020 AFSA Annual Meeting & Independents Conference & Expo isn’t until October, but we need you to register soon! If you want to ensure you get all the great goodies and giveaways we have planned, register by Monday, September 14th! A Wine Tasting Kit from Voluptuary Vineyards, thanks to ACI, includes tastings of their five signature wines – […]
Where Fraud Is Headed in a Post-Pandemic World
Sep 10, 2020
What should you be aware of and be planning for as markets begin to shift, and we begin to emerge in a post-pandemic world? PointPredictive’s Frank McKenna, Chief Fraud Strategist (Frank on Fraud), defi’s Charles Sutherland, Chief Strategy Officer, and Earl Johnson, Director of Product Strategy, tackle the top fraud and risk trends you should […]
HUD Finalizes New Disparate Impact Rule
Sep 09, 2020
Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finalized its disparate impact rule. The final rule ensures that HUD’s 2013 disparate impact rule codifies the framework from the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, which permitted disparate impact analysis in discrimination claims […]
Protecting and Empowering Consumers
Sep 09, 2020
Last week, the Baltimore Sun ran an opinion piece that inaccurately conflated payday lenders with traditional installment lenders. While we appreciate the authors’ concern with consumer protection, the focus should be on arming consumers with facts that allow them to make fully informed decisions about their finances. There is a real difference between payday loans […]
This week, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to share its perspective on recent trends in regulation and regulatory reform. AFSA shares Congress’ views that we should be vigilant in addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. AFSA urges Congress to use a […]
Arlowe to Represent AFSA on NMLS Panel
Sep 08, 2020
Tomorrow, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET, AFSA Senior Vice President Danielle Fagre Arlowe will represent AFSA at the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) Ombudsman Virtual Meeting. Arlowe will present on the importance of remote work for state-licensed financial institutions. NMLS is encouraging participants to register before the virtual meeting begins. As part of its […]
We in DC – and Cal Ripken fans everywhere – just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-games-played record. Hear the stories of that season … and better yet, ask the Iron Man himself about it! Watch some of the highlights of September 6,1995 … feel inspired again … and register below! Be sure to register by Sept. 15th to […]
Fussell Appointed to AFSA Board
Sep 03, 2020
George Fussell, President & CEO of SAFCO was recently appointed to the AFSA Board of Directors. He also serves on the Independents Section Board, Independent Auto Finance Executives Group and the State Government Affairs Committee. Starting in 1979, Mr. Fussell grew his used car dealership to be the largest independent dealer in the state of […]
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Sep 02, 2020
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