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AFSA Applauds Senate Passage of S.J. Res 57
Apr 18, 2018

“The vehicle finance market in the United States is a highly-competitive market which benefits consumers as dealers and lenders discount pricing and loan rates to sell and finance new and used vehicles,” said Chris Stinebert, President & CEO of the American Financial Services Association, a trade association representing vehicle finance lenders. “The vote today is in the best interests of the car-buying public.”

Webinar Focuses on Importance of Compliance Vigilance
Apr 18, 2018

On Wednesday, Compli presented “Regulatory Alphabet Soup: As the CFPB evolves, who is watching lenders now?” as part of the AFSA Business Partner Webinar Program. The main takeaway from the webinar: regardless of the changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), compliance is of utmost importance.

MoneySKILL® + savvy teacher, students = clean sweep
Apr 17, 2018

This year’s MoneySKILL® Mania financial literacy competition, taking place in high schools across western New York, equaled a clean sweep for Fredonia High School.

AFSA Supports Initiative to Rescind CFPB Guidance on Auto Financing
Apr 12, 2018

On March 22, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced S.J. Res. 57. This legislation has been co-sponsored by 20 Senators. Earlier this week, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) introduced H.J Resolution 132, the House companion to S.J. Res. 57. These two pieces of legislation are unique Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions. As such, these resolutions need only a simple majority to pass and cannot be filibustered in the Senate.

Regulatory Alphabet Soup: Get to Know the Players Tapping in for the CFPB
Apr 10, 2018

As Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has stated, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appears to be discarding its former governing philosophy of “pushing the envelope” through aggressive prosecution, and embracing a more case-by-case approach to enforcement.

AFSA Comments on Legislation Regulating Payment Assurance Devices
Apr 10, 2018

On April 10, AFSA submitted a comment letter to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 2521, which would create certain conditions for the use of electronic tracking technology or starter interrupt technology in connection with the credit sale, loan, or lease of a motor vehicle. The bill was scheduled for consideration at a hearing later that day.

THE EDGE Program Registration Deadline Approaching!
Apr 05, 2018

Registration deadlines for both THE EDGE and the Leadership Development Program at UNC are approaching!

AFSA Publishes Rate Cap Legislation White Paper
Apr 02, 2018

On April 2, AFSA’s State Government Affairs department published its recent rate cap legislation white paper. AFSA’s white paper examines recent measures proposed by states to impose rate caps, including those that use an APR calculation consistent with the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and rate caps with APR variants more broad than TILA. The white paper also provides an overview of recent state legislation to update existing interest rate bands and fee structures. Importantly, the paper notes that these rate caps often tend to harm the very people the proponents of the rate caps seek to protect, as low APR caps for small loans tend to create zones where legal, affordable small dollar loans are unobtainable.

Transparency, Technology, Customer Service Major Topics at AFSA’s CEO Panel
Mar 29, 2018

CEOs of leading vehicle finance companies representing captives, banks and independent subprime lenders engaged in a lively roundtable discussion on topics ranging from the impact of technology to taking care of a new wave of maturing Millennial customers at last week’s annual Vehicle Finance Conference & Exposition hosted by the American Financial Services Association (AFSA).

HDFS President Named Chair; Ally Financial President, Auto Division, Named Vice Chair of AFSA Vehicle Finance Division
Mar 26, 2018

Larry Hund, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Financial, was installed as the new chair of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Vehicle Finance Division Board at the conclusion of the division’s 2018 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. This position is a one-year term.

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