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Women’s History Month | Ronda Cepeda
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. What has been the most important lesson?  Embracing my uniqueness. As a woman, it’s essential to recognize and celebrate the qualities that make you stand out. Use those to break barriers fearlessly. Throughout my career, I’ve realized that the path […]

Women’s History Month | Yordanka Martin
Mar 12, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. What do you wish you of today could have told the younger you about building a career? I wish I could tell my younger self to focus more on building relationships and understanding how leaders make hard decisions. Early […]

Women’s History Month | Suzi Straffon
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.  What has been the most important lesson?  Keep going and continue to work hard. You never know what’s around the next corner! Some of my hardest days were followed by some of the best. If I had given up, […]

Women’s History Month | Bethany Slomski-Rangel
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry. What has been the most important lesson?  The most important lesson I’ve learned stems from a profound piece of advice given to be by a General Counsel: “When you speak, people listen.” This simple yet powerful statement has become […]

Women’s History Month | Heather Slyman
Mar 08, 2024

AFSA is celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring outstanding female leaders in the consumer credit industry.  My career started as a Programmer/Analyst at Boeing and later led to 21 Years in lending, 11 years of that in auto finance, and 16 years in software. My diverse background has led me to Odessa combining all of […]

Industry Expertise | Strategic Video Engagement: The Game-Changer in Future-Ready Auto Finance
Mar 07, 2024

AFSA’s Industry Expertise allows Business Partners to provide thought leadership and best practices information directly with AFSA member companies. For more information about taking part, contact Grace McGurn. Behind the Wheel: Allied Solutions Reflects on Used Car Week By: Suzi Straffon, Director, Finance Company Markets | Allied Solutions Considering the alarming surge in auto loan […]

A Case for Rules of the Road
Mar 06, 2024

Across our country, American households have faced several years of challenging economic times. Inflation, while the rate is decreasing, has taken a serious bite out of everyone’s monthly budgets for such basic goods as gas and groceries. Savings, which grew during the pandemic, are again dwindling. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent Survey of Consumer […]

AFSA on Colorado’s HB 1148
Feb 29, 2024

This week, AFSA’s State Government Affairs team sent a comment letter to the Colorado General Assembly regarding its HB 1148 on consumer lending laws. In the letter AFSA raises concerns that if passed as drafted the bill will worsen access to affordable credit in Colorado and result in extensive adverse socio-economic outcomes. More than a […]

This Week in Washington
Feb 29, 2024

It has been a busy week as legislators make the most of this year’s extra day. Surprise announcements, important roundtable discussions, funding deals, and legislative markups have ensured that Leap Week 2024 has not been boring. The End of an Era: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the longest-serving Senate leader in history, announced yesterday that he would be […]

Who Will Supervise the Supervisor?
Feb 27, 2024

Recently, the CFPB ordered federal supervision for an installment lender and another installment lender agreed to supervision. Federal supervision is unnecessary as traditional installment lenders are supervised in each state in which they do business. It also highlights the random and unclear regulatory environment our members find themselves in at the federal level. As background, […]

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