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White House Feeling it on Fees
Sep 28, 2022

Yesterday, President Biden gave remarks at a meeting of the White House Competition Council, which is composed of a number of administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and CFPB Director Rohit Chopra. The President’s speech focused on fees and prices in a number of areas – mobile phones, airlines, gas, prescription drugs, meat and […]

The BBB Must be Better on Consumer Credit
Sep 27, 2022

The Better Business Bureau, International (BBB) has released a report on predatory payday and cash-advance lenders and debt collection scams. The report generally raises three issues. First, the BBB says its “scam tracker” identified 750 annual consumer complaints since 2020 regarding payday and cash advance scams; the report also cites some general data from the […]

Don’t Be Fooled … All Lenders Are Not the Same
Sep 23, 2022

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is out with a new report that is a lot like its other reports on consumer credit and predatory lenders. But this time, there’s a twist. Rather than focusing on the unhelpful fallout of state-based interest-rate caps on small dollar consumer loans or the rise of predatory online lenders, […]

Senate Hearing Highlights Rate Cap Concerns
Sep 23, 2022

This week, CEOs from some of the largest U.S. banks provided testimony before the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees regarding several issues, including a proposal from Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to expand the Military Lending Act rate cap to all consumers. Several of the CEOs cautioned that while they supported the principle of […]

How to Delight Your Dealer and Fund Indirect Loans Faster
Sep 20, 2022

Join us on October 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET for How to Delight Your Dealer and Fund Indirect Loans Faster, presented by Lightico. Auto financial services companies are eager to fund deals faster and increase applications. Increasingly, technological capabilities exist to make that possible. In this webinar with Yotam Haroosh, Director of Consumer Lending […]

Bipartisan Agreement: ILCs Crucial
Sep 15, 2022

A bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter today expressing their support for industrial loan company (ILC) charters to Martin J. Gruenberg, acting chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Led by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the group highlighted how ILCs are an integral and necessary part of the […]

AFSA Pushes Back on FTC
Sep 14, 2022

On September 12 AFSA submitted a comment letter on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed Motor Vehicle Dealers Trade Regulation Rule. The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) also joined the letter. The Rule designates a variety of vehicle dealer business practices as unlawful under the FTC’s authority to prohibit deceptive and unfair acts or practices. The […]

2022 Virtual Fixed Income Investors Summit
Sep 12, 2022

The AFSA Fixed Income Investor Summit returns virtually for 2022. Join finance industry executives, debt issuers, and investors virtually on Wednesday, December 14 for a fast-paced, single-day conference featuring industry updates, 1:1 meetings, and networking opportunities. Speakers will discuss the latest economic conditions that directly affect fixed income investors. You can expect: An efficient one-day schedule of fast-flowing […]

11th Circuit Agrees with AFSA on Hunstein
Sep 08, 2022

By a vote of 8 to 4, judges in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the plaintiff in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Servs., Inc., failed to allege a concrete harm that would provide Article III standing to pursue claims in federal court, and accordingly ordered the district court’s judgment be vacated […]

LISTEN | End-of-Summer Federal Update
Sep 08, 2022

Join the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast and the Federal Government Affairs team in a policy discussion and a look at the mid-term elections. Michael Grimes walks through the legislation Congress must pass before heading out for the October recess, including a continuing resolution to fund the government and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Ann […]

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