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Pennsylvania HB 1580 – Remote Work
Oct 19, 2023

This past week, AFSA’s State Government Affairs team sent a letter to the Pennsylvania House Commerce Committee expressing support for HB 1580. This bill would permit specific personnel from licensed sales finance companies to engage in remote work. Facilitating remote work will benefit all parties involved, offering license holders greater flexibility in their staffing policies […]

Lifting the Hood on New Auto Data
Oct 18, 2023

Cox Automotive reported that auto loan performance remained a mixed bag in September. Delinquency rates continued to rise but are not translating to higher defaults rates. The share of loans delinquent for 60 or more days increased for the fifth month in a row in September and was up sharply on a year-over-year basis. Moreover, […]

October White Paper | Consumer Complaints 2023 Update
Oct 16, 2023

AFSA’s State Government Affairs’ latest white paper is now available. This month’s white paper delves into top consumer complaints reported by states. Consumer complaint information can serve as a valuable resource for financial institutions aiming to enhance their operational methods and spot practices that could soon become subject to further regulatory oversight. Yet, gaining a […]

Business Partner Webinar | How to Retain Market Share Amid Declining Auto Originations
Oct 13, 2023

October 19, 2023 at 2:00pm EST U.S. auto originations are largely trending down – 9.4% YoY decline – according to the TransUnion Q2 Credit Industry Insights Report. The rejection rate for auto loans rose to 14.2% in June 2023 from 9.1% in February of this year according to Federal Reserve. The problem is being fueled […]

Rules Not Releases
Oct 12, 2023

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an advisory on what it calls “junk fees.” AFSA has long been engaged on this issue and has argued that the pejorative term “junk fees,” while sure to get headlines, fundamentally misunderstands how the consumer credit market operates and in many cases mis-portrays to consumers and the […]

Ep. 55 | Alternative Data Download w/ Equifax
Oct 12, 2023

In this edition of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast, we chat with Lena Bourgeois, SVP & General Manager of Automotive & Insurance with Equifax about alternative data. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot but Lena gives us the download on what it is, what it can do for your business and most […]

Business Partner Webinar | Auto Finance Innovation: When To Build, When To Buy?
Oct 09, 2023

Auto Finance Innovation: When To Build, When To Buy? October 12, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. ET Continuous digitization is a must in today’s world. But with limited resources, time and budgets, it can be tough to know what path to take. Should you build an in-house solution or partner with a vendor who has already […]

Oct 01, 2023

The featured Business Partner for the month of October is GOLDPoint Systems GOLDPoint Systems offers one of the most complete Loan Management Software Systems in the Direct and Indirect market, covering the complete loan life cycle. Our products include online portals, custom scoring, origination, loan servicing, collections, accounting, reporting, document storage and e-signatures. We also […]

Do-Nothing Policies Can Do Harm
Sep 27, 2023

The Urban Institute has been doing yeorman’s work providing independent, fact-based analysis on the effects of consumer credit rate caps.  Taken together with other independent, academic analysis of rate caps, there is a growing body of evidence that shows rate caps fail to achieve the so-called benefits for consumers touted by rate cap advocates, while […]

Registration Open for 2024 Vehicle Finance Conference
Sep 27, 2023

It’s time! Register for the 2024 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo today and enjoy Early Bird Pricing! What can you expect? Influential Speakers. Gain insights and inspiration from incredible speakers, including our keynote: Gian Paul Gonzalez, the New Jersey teacher who inspired the New York Giants before the 2012 Super Bowl … and such Fortune 500 […]

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