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WOMAN LEADER OF THE DAY | Kristin Karwat
Mar 11, 2022

AFSA is proud to celebrate the crucial role female executives play throughout the financial services industry. From small companies to large, installment loans to vehicle finance products, female leaders are building the future of our industry. During Women’s History Month, AFSA will be featuring just a small selection of some of the outstanding female leaders […]

WOMAN LEADER OF THE DAY | Mary McDowell
Mar 10, 2022

AFSA is proud to celebrate the crucial role female executives play throughout the financial services industry. From small companies to large, installment loans to vehicle finance products, female leaders are building the future of our industry. During Women’s History Month, AFSA will be featuring just a small selection of some of the outstanding female leaders […]

CBCI Report Finds Rate Caps Harmful
Mar 10, 2022

This week, the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s (CBCI) 21st Century Council published its 2022 Annual Report, which addresses a variety of major policies and regulations currently affecting the United States, including topics focused on access to consumer credit. Specifically, the report highlighted the importance of maintaining a financial marketplace that allows Americans to access small-dollar […]

WOMAN LEADER OF THE DAY | Anne Kurz
Mar 09, 2022

AFSA is proud to celebrate the crucial role female executives play throughout the financial services industry. From small companies to large, installment loans to vehicle finance products, female leaders are building the future of our industry. During Women’s History Month, AFSA will be featuring just a small selection of some of the outstanding female leaders […]

NM HB 132 Signing and Comment Letter
Mar 09, 2022

On Tuesday March 1, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed HB 132/Chapter 23 into law. Effective January 1, 2023, this new law creates a 36 percent all-in Annual Percentage Rate (APR) rate cap. Once it takes effect, New Mexico will join Connecticut, Illinois, and South Dakota as the only states with an all-in […]

Woman Leader of the Day | Marguerite Watanabe
Mar 08, 2022

AFSA is proud to celebrate the crucial role female executives play throughout the financial services industry. From small companies to large, installment loans to vehicle finance products, female leaders are building the future of our industry. During Women’s History Month, AFSA will be featuring just a small selection of some of the outstanding female leaders […]

News from our Members | PayNearMe Announces PayPal,Venmo Integrations
Mar 08, 2022

PayNearMe Announces Built-In Integrations with PayPal and Venmo to Enable Convenient and Frictionless Mobile Payments PayNearMe announced the addition of PayPal and Venmo to its growing list of modern payment options in the US. These new digital wallet payment types allow businesses to offer their customers more choices for convenient and frictionless payments.  Consumer expectations […]

AFSA Comments on Arbitration Hearing
Mar 08, 2022

Yesterday, AFSA submitted a comment letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Patrick Toomey (R-PA) on the committee’s upcoming hearing regarding arbitration. AFSA’s letter highlights the important role that arbitration plays for consumers. “Usage of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in contracts benefits consumers, small businesses, and […]

Woman Leader of the Day | Ginger Herring
Mar 07, 2022

AFSA is proud to celebrate the crucial role female executives play throughout the financial services industry. From small companies to large, installment loans to vehicle finance products, female leaders are building the future of our industry. During Women’s History Month, AFSA will be featured just a small selection of some of the outstanding female leaders […]

Rate Caps Reduce Competition
Mar 06, 2022

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) yesterday sent a comment letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen highlighting new research on the significant drop of credit availability in areas where rate caps are present. The letter is in response to President Biden’s executive order promoting competition and how new preliminary research conducted by academics […]

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