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LISTEN | Managing the Firehose of Information
Jun 30, 2022

In this episode of the Extra Credit Podcast, we chat with Leigh Fatzinger, CEO with Turbine Labs, a company whose job it is to drink from the firehose of information and distill it down into a fine artesian spring water. AFSA partners with Turbine Labs to provide the daily News You Need as well as […]

E&C Subcommittee Passes SECURE Act
Jun 23, 2022

The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee today unanimously passed H.R. 3962, the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021, also known as the SECURE Act. Introduced by Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and 32 original bipartisan cosponsors, the SECURE Act would […]

CA Bill Sows Confusion
Jun 23, 2022

AFSA’s state government affairs team this week sent a letter to the California Senate raising concerns with SB 1311. Among other provisions, the bill would void the security interest in a vehicle financed by a covered service member if the contract also funds credit insurance or a credit-related ancillary product. As written, the bill would […]

The Electric Vehicle Market – Plugging Into Growth Opportunities
Jun 21, 2022

Join us on June 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET for The Electric Vehicle Market – Plugging Into Growth Opportunities, presented by TransUnion The US auto market has experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including increased demand for online shopping, financing and purchasing, and material growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales and EV […]

Consumers Need Access to More Financial Service Choices, Not Fewer
Jun 21, 2022

AFSA President and CEO Bill Himpler weighed in on the important role Industrial Loan Companies (ILCs a.k.a Industrial Banks) can play for consumers. As the House Financial Services Committee considers legislation that would limit the growth in ILCs, it’s important that policymakers focus on the facts and longstanding history of ILCs, rather than the latest […]

The Electric Vehicle Market – Plugging Into Growth Opportunities
Jun 21, 2022

Join us on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET for The Electric Vehicle Market – Plugging Into Growth Opportunities, presented by TransUnion. The US auto market has experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including increased demand for online shopping, financing and purchasing, and material growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales and EV production […]

Celebrating Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2022

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. -Frederick Douglass Today, we mark Juneteenth a commemoration of equality, justice and freedom, ideals which we strive to perfect for all Americans.. On this date in 1866, more than 150 years ago, our nation took another step in upholding […]

AFSA Comments on SEC Climate-Risk Disclosure Exemption
Jun 16, 2022

AFSA has submitted a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rulemaking on climate-risk disclosures for all publicly traded companies, as well as those companies’ many vendors. The proposed rule would expand what environmental data companies are required to disclose and establish a new framework for companies to share climate-related risks; climate-related impact […]

LISTEN | Avani Desai on the Extra Credit Pod
Jun 16, 2022

In this episode of the Extra Credit Podcast, we chat with Avani Desai, CEO of Schellman, a company that specializes in IT security, compliance, assessments, and certifications. Avani spoke at our Vehicle Finance Conference earlier this year and we wanted to bring her back to share some more information with our members. We talk about […]

AFSA Supports Consumer Privacy in House Bill
Jun 15, 2022

On June 15th, AFSA sent a Financial Services Floor Package HR 2543 Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) detailing the association’s position on several proposed amendments to the bills within the legislative package that makes up HR 2543, the Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act. AFSA and […]

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