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AFSA Submits Letter to Bureau on Nonbank Supervision
May 31, 2022

On May 31, AFSA submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding proposed changes to its Supervisory Authority Over Certain Nonbank Covered Persons. These changes would allow the Bureau to publicize its designation of a nonbank covered person as a “risky business.” The letter expresses concern that the change in the confidentiality […]

AFSA Highlights AAPI Members | Kelvin Chen & Marguerite Watanabe
May 31, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), commemorating the emigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. in May of 1843 and to honor the memory of the many Chinese immigrants who built the transcontinental railroad, which was completed in May of 1869. AFSA marks AAPI Heritage Month because the history of […]

New Surveys Cover Refunds, Time-Barred Debt
May 30, 2022

AFSA’s State Government Affairs (SGA) team published two 50-state surveys last week on de minimis refund exemptions and collection of time-barred debt.  In some consumer credit transactions, the contract may have an excess balance after being paid in full, such as if a consumer prepays the loan prior to maturity. Reg. Z of the federal […]

AFSA Submits FOIA Request to CFPB
May 27, 2022

The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is to ensure a transparent and accountable government, which is vital to the functioning of a democratic society. Since 1967 FOIA has provided the public the right to request access records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under […]

Couldn’t Make the Independents? Get the Download!
May 26, 2022

Did you miss attending the conference? Have a colleague who will benefit from AFSA’s outstanding conference content? Our AFSA Conference Download is your ticket to the 2022 Independents Conference. With the AFSA Conference Download, you have a front row seat to the expert insights in-person attendees experienced in La Quinta. A rocking perspective on leadership […]

Winslow on the Auto Remarketing Podcast
May 25, 2022

We’ve got a special episode on the Extra Credit Podcast. AFSA Senior Vice President Celia Winslow appeared on the Auto Remarketing Podcast last week with host Nick Zulovich to discuss a number of issues, including some key regulatory developments and the CFPB’s reinvigoration of its dormant authority to examine nonbanks companies. We’re pleased to be […]

Remote Notarization Bill Featured in House Hearing
May 24, 2022

This week, the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, held a hearing on legislative proposals to protect consumers and strengthen the economy. The hearing touched on several House bills including AFSA-supported, H.R. 3962 – Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act (SECURE Notarization Act). The SECURE Notarization […]

June is Full of AFSA Webinars
May 24, 2022

Whether you’re looking to learn more about the digital consumer or understand the newest generation of bill payers, AFSA’s webinar program has you covered. Register for all of the webinars below at afsaonline.org/webinars.   May 26th at 2:00 p.m. ET | Vehicle Financing in the Era of the Digital Consumer Sponsored by Cox Automotive In […]

Don’t Overplay Data or Underestimate Credit
May 19, 2022

There is plenty of bad economic news to go around: Inflation trends not seen in more than 40 years; 401(k)s and investment funds taking devastating hits seemingly every day; skyrocketing fuel prices and business costs; ongoing supply chain crises; and regulatory over-reach that may kneecap businesses and consumers alike. Reporters don’t need to be adding […]

Remembering John W. Ryan
May 17, 2022

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) was greatly saddened to learn of the unexpected death of John W. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). “As the longtime leader of the organization representing the state regulators who supervise the vast majority of our consumer finance member companies, John […]

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