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Highlighting the Role of Credit Reporting for Consumers
Sep 10, 2021

The credit report is one of the most important pieces of financial information available to consumers nationwide. It is the key to unlocking more lending options for a new home or car and even enhanced rental opportunities. The beauty of the credit reporting system is that a specific consumer’s success it entirely in their own […]

September White Paper is Out!
Sep 09, 2021

AFSA’s State Government Affairs September White Paper covers municipal debt collection laws. In addition to state and federal laws governing debt collection, at least five municipalities have gone beyond the federal and state restrictions with local laws governing debt collection: the District of Columbia; Chicago, Buffalo, New York City, and Yonkers, New York. The white […]

September’s Featured Business Partner is DataScan
Sep 08, 2021

September’s Featured Business Partner is DataScan. We asked them a few questions about the value of AFSA membership and some of the opportunities or challenges they face in 2021. Learn more at What are your financial services clients telling you are their biggest challenges and opportunities for 2021? As an industry-leading provider in floorplan […]

AFSA’s Flippin’ Great News
Sep 08, 2021

  AFSA is pleased to announce that Olympic Gold Medalist and 3-Time Olympian Dominique Dawes is confirmed as a featured speaker for AFSA’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from October 24 through October 27. Affectionately known as “Awesome Dawesome,” Dawes was a ten-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, a three-time Olympian, and a […]

Be a Mastermind …
Aug 30, 2021

AFSA Business Partner, FICO, has launched its virtual annual FICO Mastermind Event — dedicated to the vehicle-finance industry. By registering attendees can access FICO Mastermind’s streamed, prerecorded sessions anywhere in the world. Register and get three weeks of ideas and perspectives from more than 50 excellent speakers, sharing their knowledge and expertise on a wide […]

AFSA Sends Letter to HUD Regarding Fair Housing Act
Aug 26, 2021

AFSA wrote to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on August 24 regarding its proposed rule amending its interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. AFSA’s letter emphasized that that the association and its members abhor discrimination. “Illegal discrimination has no place in this country, and we strongly support its prohibitions under […]

Senator Tim Scott to Join AFSA in Washington, DC
Aug 23, 2021

AFSA is pleased to announce Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as a keynote speaker at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Senator Scott began his political career in the Charleston County Council followed by the South Carolina House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives, and currently the United States Senate. He joined the Senate in 2013 […]

CFPB Files Settlement
Aug 20, 2021

Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released details of its settlement with a debt collection company alleged to have had several compliance failures, an action that began in 2019. Notably, this company was pursued by the Bureau for: Failing to have adequate policies and controls relating to credit reporting, including furnishing data […]

AFSA’s Fagre Arlowe, Members Highlighted in Auto Fin Journal ‘Women in Auto Finance’ Issue
Aug 18, 2021

Each year, Auto Fin Journal publishes an issue dedicated to highlighting outstanding Women in Auto Finance. The 2021 edition features AFSA Senior Vice President Danielle Fagre Arlowe, as well as a number of AFSA member representatives from Exeter, United Auto Credit, GM Financial, NextGear, Ally, Allied Solutions. Read the full issue on the Auto Fin […]

Fagre Arlowe Featured in AARMR Magazine
Aug 16, 2021

AFSA’s Danielle Fagre Arlowe penned an article for the American Association of Mortgage Regulators’ (AARMR) quarterly publication The Regulator. The piece, Closing the Homeownership Gap Requires Public & Private Initiatives, details the crucial role that the combination of public policy reform and private initiatives play in closing the homeownership gap, especially in minority communities. Read the […]

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