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Survey: Rate Caps Are Harming Servicemembers
Jul 15, 2021

In this month of July, we should remember the role United States servicemembers play in defending and preserving the blessings of freedom for all Americans. The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) is pleased to support Military Consumer Month, an annual July observance that highlights consumer protections and financial readiness for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. […]

AFSA Systems Maintenance Complete
Jul 15, 2021

AFSA’s login systems maintenance is now complete. Members should be able to access password-protected resources, including AFSA*Track, with no issue. If you do encounter an issue, please contact Dan Bucherer at Thank you for your patience as we work to make your experience better.

Senate Schedules Hearing on Anti-Consumer Rate Cap Bill
Jul 13, 2021

Senate Banking Committee Chair Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the committee would hold a hearing entitled, Protecting Americans from Debt Traps by Extending the Military’s 36% Interest Rate Cap to Everyone on July 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The hearing will center on the claim that an arbitrary 36% “all-in” APR rate cap protects […]

Biden Issues Executive Order Promoting Market Competition
Jul 13, 2021

President Biden issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) on issues related to market competition in the U.S. economy. Among other provisions, the Order calls on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to complete its rulemaking of Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act to facilitate financial data portability and promote consumers’ rights to access and control […]

NEXT WEEK | AFSA Login Systems Maintenance
Jul 07, 2021

To deliver a better user experience for all AFSA’s digital properties, we will begin upgrading Protech, its association management database, from July 12 through the 14th. The Protech system also controls login authentication – as a result there will be several areas of the AFSA website that will not be accessible during the maintenance […]

Credit Bureau Reform on the Horizon?
Jul 02, 2021

The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing earlier this week entitled, “A Biased, Broken System: Examining Proposals to Overhaul Credit Reporting to Achieve Equity,” which examined the following three legislative proposals: National Credit Reporting Agency Act: Creates a government-run credit reporting bureau administered by the CFPB to produce a government credit score for consumers. […]

AFSA Comments on AI / ML
Jul 01, 2021

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) today submitted a comment letter in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from several federal agencies on financial institutions’ (FIs’) use of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning (ML).   “AFSA believes that AI and ML can help expand access to responsible credit while at the same time satisfying […]

July Featured Premier Business Partner: Cox Automotive
Jul 01, 2021

The featured Premier Business Partner for July is Cox Automotive Lending Solutions. Dealertrack provides innovative technology that is critical to the success of any automotive dealership or lending institution. Our unmatched product suite fosters efficiency through integration and enables growth-focused decision-making that yields measurable results. The powerful combination of Dealertrack products and our large-scale network […]

Pardon Our Dust: Note Upcoming AFSA Online Maintenance
Jun 29, 2021

To deliver a better user experience for all AFSA digital properties, we are upgrading Protech, the association management database, from July 12 through the 14th. The Protech system also controls login authentication. As a result, the following systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period: Member Login AFSA Communities Members-only Documents AFSA*Track Access Member […]

LISTEN | Max Zappia, MN Deputy Commissioner on Extra Credit Podcast
Jun 24, 2021

This episode of the AFSA Extra Credit Podcast is the second edition of our 50-state series, where we’ll be asking questions of financial services regulators around the country. We’ll make our way through all 50 states getting to know the regulators that are part of our industry. Today, Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President and […]

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