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Survey Highlights Important Role Small-Dollar Credit Plays for Americans
Jan 12, 2021

According to Bankrate’s January 2020 Financial Security Index study, just 39 % of American households are able via savings to cover a $1,000 emergency expense, such as a car repair. The 2021 version of the survey found that just 41% could cover such a cost. AFSA has long pushed for policies and initiatives that help […]

AFSA Releases 2020 Review, 2021 Preview Whitepaper
Jan 07, 2021

AFSA’s State Government Affairs (SGA) team published its 2021 State Legislative Preview and 2020 Review white paper this week. The paper provides members with a comprehensive preview of state legislative and regulatory activity in 2021 and identifies and reviews the trends of the previous legislative session. The year 2020 was an unprecedented one and much of the nation is still feeling […]

AFSA Submits Comments on Role of Supervisory Guidance
Jan 06, 2021

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) submitted comments in support of several federal banking agencies’ notice of proposed rulemaking  on the role of supervisory guidance. Supervisory guidance is issued by agencies in the form of (but not limited to) interagency statements, advisories, bulletins, policy statements, questions and answers, and frequently asked questions. The letter was […]

AFSA Statement on CFPB Taskforce Report
Jan 05, 2021

Earlier today (January 5, 2020), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law released a report with recommendations on how to improve consumer protection in the financial marketplace. You can access the volumes of the report here and here. The American Financial Services Association is pleased that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]

Registration Open for 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference
Jan 05, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference will be held online from February 23 through February 25. Each day will feature three hours of fast-paced and informative keynotes and industry roundtables, along with engaging networking opportunities. Attendees will get the same level of expertise and information they’ve come to expect from all AFSA conferences. Explore  the evolving landscape of vehicle financing – from global to local – and gain […]

AFSA Submits Comment Letter to OCC on Fair Access to Financial Services Proposed Rule
Jan 04, 2021

On January 4, 2021, AFSA submitted a comment letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding its proposed rule on Fair Access to Financial Services.  This proposal reiterates that banks operating under the OCC’s governance should offer financial products and services to customers based on individualized risk assessments rather than based […]

January Business Partner Spotlight: GOLDPoint Systems
Jan 04, 2021

The featured Business Partner for January is GOLDPoint Systems which offers one of the most complete Loan Management Software Systems in the Direct and Indirect market, covering the complete loan life cycle. GOLDPoint products include online portals, custom scoring, origination, loan servicing, collections, accounting, reporting, document storage and e-signatures. What is the most important issue facing your […]

Happy New Year!
Jan 01, 2021

From everyone at AFSA, we wish you and your loved ones have a safe and happy New Year!

LISTEN | Closing 2020 with AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler
Dec 29, 2020

In this episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we close out the year with AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler. We discuss many of the successes the association has seen in 2020 and outline some goals to work for in 2021. Bill also highlights and thanks the AFSA members for their commitment to their […]

Focus on Innovation with Keynoter Peter Diamandis, sponsored by FIS
Dec 22, 2020

Keynote sponsored by The American Financial Services Association is pleased to announce that Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPrize Foundation, and one of the most dynamic speakers in the tech industry, will keynote AFSA’s 2021 Virtual Vehicle Finance Conference. Diamandis, who was named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” […]

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