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Business Partner Webinar | Applications for AI & ML in Lending: Four Practical Use Cases
Sep 05, 2023

Join Steve Murphy, Director of Marketing, and Roger Portela, Senior Director Product Development, Thursday, September 14th at 2:00 p.m. ET, as they share PayNearMe’s thoughts on the application of AI and ML in lending. Much has been said about the implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the consumer finance industry, but big questions […]

FEATURED BUSINESS PARTNER | Allied Solutions / Securian Financial
Sep 01, 2023

The featured Business Partner for the month of September is Allied Solutions | Securian Financial. There is power in partnership. Allied Solutions and Securian Financial partner to provide relevant, compliant solutions for consumer and auto finance companies. With our consultative approach and commitment to the market, we offer our clients a comprehensive product suite of […]

Business Partner Webinar | Digital Engagement: The Power of Digital Communications
Aug 30, 2023

Join Mark Nerios, SVP at Exeter Finance, Tom Donovan, Principal Solution Consultant at ACI Worldwide, and John Savoia, Senior New Business Consultant at ACI Worldwide to explore the power of digital communications, with a focus on improving customer support and retention through mobile wallet integration and self-service capabilities. Witness a real-time demo that shows the […]

The Bureau Protects Consumers from Credit Repair Scams
Aug 29, 2023

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement with a credit repair organization (CRO) conglomerate, which includes payment of $2.7 billion and a 10-year ban on telemarketing activities. The settlement comes after a court ruled that the defendants violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). AFSA commends the Bureau for this effort to […]

AFSA Comments on NYDFS Updated Proposed Cybersecurity Amendment  
Aug 25, 2023

AFSA’s State Government Affairs team sent a letter to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) regarding its recent revised proposed second amendment to the DFS cybersecurity regulations. In the letter, AFSA highlights concerns and suggests clarifications for various sections, including the definition of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the use of internal auditors […]

Elevate in Salt Lake | Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT)
Aug 24, 2023

AFSA is pleased to announce U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) as the featured speaker at breakfast on Wednesday, October 4 at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Congressman Moore serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, and in his first term also served on the Armed Services Committee, all venues crucial to the American […]

Disabusing the CFPB
Aug 24, 2023

Earlier this year the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a policy statement intended to explain the legal prohibition on abusive conduct in consumer financial markets. At the time, we called it a perhaps-well-intended-but-flawed effort that could substantially hamper the consumer financial marketplace. Just as concerning as the seeming lack of understanding or appreciation for how the consumer credit market operates, […]

News from our Members | Alfa Joins AWS Partner Network
Aug 22, 2023

Alfa, the market-leading provider of software for the asset finance industry, is proud to announce the completion of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review (FTR) for Alfa Cloud, its single-tenant Software-as-a-Service product, and subsequent acceptance into the AWS Partner Network (APN). The AWS FTR enables AWS Partners to identify and remediate any risks […]

Elevate in Salt Lake | Chris Waddell
Aug 22, 2023

AFSA is pleased to announce that U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer, Chris Waddell, will be the inaugural Level Up Luncheon speaker at our Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Waddell, a world-class athlete and founder of the One-Revolution Foundation, is a 13-time Paralympic medalist, author, and the first ambassador to the International Paralympic Committee. […]

AFSA Calls on CFPB to Address 1071 Disparities
Aug 21, 2023

Last week, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) led a group of trade associations in submitting a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urging the agency to address the disparities that exists for financial institutions working to implement the Bureau’s Small Business Lending Data Collection Rule (the “1071 Rule”) by pausing the 1071 […]

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