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MoneySKILL® Free Personal Finance Course: New Back-to-School Features
Aug 09, 2021

As parents, teachers, and students head back to school this fall, make sure to check out the AFSA Education Foundation’s free financial education course, MoneySKILL. Available entirely online, MoneySKILL offers teachers, parents, nonprofits, and businesses a high-quality resource for delivering financial education. Courses can be fully customized from a collection of 37 personal finance modules […]

WATCH TODAY | Why Consumers Struggle Paying Bills – 2:00pm ET
Aug 05, 2021

What makes paying bills so hard? While other payment experiences (such as ecommerce, P2P and subscriptions) are simplifying the process, bill pay continues to lag in customer experience and innovation continues to widen the gap for consumers. The good news? It doesn’t have to be. There are simple, actionable tips you can take to ease […]

Back to School
Aug 05, 2021

The end of summer is always a bit of a letdown for kids everywhere – no more long days at the pool with friends or summer camp. No more waking up late, regardless of the day of the week. No more beach. No more procrastinating on summer reading or start-of-school projects. It’s back to school […]

Make Your Voice Heard This Fall in Washington
Aug 05, 2021

The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting is bringing attendees to our nation’s capital to share how consumer credit is creating opportunities for our customers. Explore the evolving landscape of consumer credit – from global to local – and learn what to expect in the coming months. Interact with our keynote speakers, panelists, industry colleagues and policymakers. Participate  in thought-provoking breakouts and […]

August Featured Business Partner | Flagstar Bank
Aug 02, 2021

August’s Featured Business Partner is Flagstar Bank. We asked them a few questions about the value of AFSA membership and some of the opportunities or challenges they face in 2021. Learn more at flagstar.com. What are your financial services clients telling you are their biggest challenges and opportunities for 2021? I think the biggest challenge […]

RELEASE | Rate Caps Lead to Civil Rights Losses, Not Consumer Protection Victories
Jul 29, 2021

AFSA President: Rate Caps Lead to Civil Rights Losses, Not Consumer Protection Victories WASHIINGTON, JULY 29, 2021 (View release in PDF) — Bill Himpler, President & CEO of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) today testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee in a hearing entitled “Protecting Americans from Debt by Extending […]

AFSA Testimony in Senate Hearing on Rate Caps
Jul 29, 2021

On Thursday, July 29 2021, AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs in a hearing entitled “Protecting Americans from Debt by Extending the Military’s 36% Interest Rate Cap to Everyone.” You can also view the written testimony, with full sourcing and appendices. Prepared Testimony of […]

Make Your Voice Heard This Fall in Washington
Jul 28, 2021

The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting is bringing attendees to our nation’s capital to highlight how consumer credit is creating opportunities for our customers. Explore the evolving landscape of consumer credit – from global to local – and learn what to expect in the coming months. Interact  with our speakers, panelists, industry colleagues and policymakers. Participate  in thought-provoking roundtable discussions and Capitol […]

New Data: Why Consumers Struggle Paying Bills
Jul 27, 2021

Join us on August 5 at 2:00 p.m. ET for New Data: Why Consumers Struggle Paying Bills, presented by PayNearMe. What makes paying bills so hard? While other payment experiences (such as ecommerce, P2P and subscriptions) are simplifying the process, bill pay continues to lag in customer experience and innovation continues to widen the gap […]

Correcting Consumer Reports 
Jul 23, 2021

On July 22, Consumer Reports published an article focusing on the new anti-consumer, all-in rate cap that Illinois imposed on its consumers earlier this year.  The author reached out to AFSA, asking some common questions on rate cap legislation. AFSA’s Danielle Fagre Arlowe responded with clear, content-rich answers. As has become commonplace in the media, the article takes facts and figures to fit the narrative that they’ve decided they want to spin. Consumers are used to this […]

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