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WATCH | Essentials for Success in the New Economy: Gaining ROI on Digital Strategies
Dec 16, 2020

Join us TOMORROW at 2:00 p.m. ET for Essentials for Success in the New Economy: Gaining ROI on Digital Strategies, presented by The shift to digital financial services has been happening for years, but COVID has been a reality check for firms to create a high-touch digital experience to stay competitive. Without clear line-of-sight into how the […]

AFSA Comments on Small Business Lending Rulemaking
Dec 15, 2020

“Small businesses are crucial to the American economy and to the millions of Americans who run them, are employed by them, and who patronize them,” AFSA wrote to the CFPB this week, adding, “Credit availability, in turn, is critical to the well-being of small businesses. Without credit, many small businesses would close.” AFSA’s comments were […]

AFSA Comments on PACER Access Legislation
Dec 14, 2020

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) today submitted a comment letter to Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urging that he amend H.R. 8235 the Open Courts Act. The bill, as drafted, would allow free access to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) database. AFSA supports public access to the PACER system but […]

AFSA Advocacy Successful in House-passed NDAA
Dec 11, 2020

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act. President Trump has threatened to veto the bill citing  its lack of legislative language removing legal liability protections for social media companies. The House vote was 335-78, which is above the two-thirds threshold needed to override a Presidential veto. The annual defense measure is considered “must pass,” and the Senate is expected to approve it next week before it heads to the […]

AFSA and Federal Agencies Provide Educational Resources During COVID-19
Dec 11, 2020

Friday was officially Director Kathleen Kraninger’s second anniversary as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The second year of Director Kraninger’s tenure has been marked with unprecedented challenges as the American people dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic disruption it has caused for businesses and consumers alike. During the pandemic, the […]

Essentials for Success in the New Economy: Gaining ROI on Digital Strategies
Dec 10, 2020

Join us on December 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET for Essentials for Success in the New Economy: Gaining ROI on Digital Strategies, presented by The shift to digital financial services has been happening for years, but COVID has been a reality check for firms to create a high-touch digital experience to stay competitive. Without clear line-of-sight into […]

2020 By the Numbers
Dec 10, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us. It has, however, reinforced that consumer credit of all types is crucial to sustaining American businesses and households. Just as our members adapted to meet the financial needs of their customers, the American Financial Services Association adapted to leverage the relationships we have built over […]

AFSA Comments on Electronic Service
Dec 09, 2020

AFSA’s State Government Affairs (SGA) team recently sent a comment letter to the Texas Supreme Court regarding proposed amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure that would permit electronic service of citation by social media, email, or other technology. In the letter, AFSA voiced its concerns regarding these amendments, arguing that electronic service should […]

AFSA Education Foundation 2020 – A Year to Remember
Dec 08, 2020

As we approach the close of 2020, I want to provide an update on the many successes of the AFSA Education Foundation. Most importantly, I thank our AFSA members for their support. In 2020, the foundation marked its 30th anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone, we conducted a successful radio media tour in February, which […]

AFSA Comments on Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Dec 04, 2020

This week, AFSA responded to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) request for information (RFI) on identifying ways to prevent credit discrimination under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and expand access to credit for underserved communities. The association’s letter explained, “AFSA and its members support the Bureau in its mission to create a regulatory […]

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