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Trend-setting: How Far, How Fast?
Jan 25, 2021

Join Sheryl Connelly, Corporate Futurist with Ford Motor Company, at the 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference as she highlights trends in the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political arenas. Attendees will hear Sheryl’s insight on shifts in consumer behavior, values and attitudes that will help you shape your business in the years ahead.  Get all the information […]

Illinois’s 36% Solution is No Solution At All
Jan 22, 2021

Earlier today, the American Financial Services Association, the Illinois Financial Services Association, the Independent Finance Association of Illinois, and the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association wrote to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to express concerns with Senate Bill 1792, and urge a veto on the bill, which would create the Predatory Loan Prevention Act and institute a […]

Big Changes Ahead at the CFPB
Jan 21, 2021

President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And late on Inauguration Day, President Biden announced that Dave Uejio, currently head of strategy at the agency would serve as acting director until Chopra is confirmed. As Bloomberg reported this morning: […]

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Rules on Supervisory Guidance
Jan 21, 2021

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued final rules clarifying the role of supervisory guidance. Supervisory guidance is issued by agencies in the form of (but not limited to) interagency statements, advisories, bulletins, policy statements, questions and […]

Get C-Suite Views at the 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference
Jan 20, 2021

Join vehicle finance industry leaders as they provide their perspectives and takeaways from 2020, and share their insights on the challenges and opportunities coming down the road in 2021. AFSA is pleased to share that the following senior executives will participate in our panel: Mahesh Aditya, President & CEO, Santander USA Dan Berce, President & […]

OCC Finalizes Fair Access Rule
Jan 19, 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its finalized rule to ensure fair access to banking services provided by large national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations.  The rule codifies more than a decade of OCC guidance, which stated that banks should conduct risk assessments of individual customers, rather than […]

Biden to Name Chopra to CFPB Director
Jan 18, 2021

Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced that Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra will be nominated to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The following statement may be attributed to Bill Himpler, President and CEO of the American Financial Services Association:  “AFSA and its member companies congratulate Commissioner Chopra on his nomination to lead the […]

Get the Economic Outlook from Dr. Mark Zandi
Jan 13, 2021

AFSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, and co-Founder of will present at AFSA’s 2021 Virtual Vehicle Finance Conference. Dr. Zandi, a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis, will provide an overview on the state of the U.S. economy and an outlook […]

The Impact of Address Confidentiality Programs on Extending and Servicing Credit
Jan 13, 2021

Join us on February 4 at 2:00 p.m. for The Impact of Address Confidentiality Programs on Extending and Servicing Credit, presented by Husch Blackwell. Learn the where, what, and why of address confidentiality programs across the country—sometimes called “Safe at Home” laws. Designed to protect victims of stalking and domestic violence from true danger, these laws […]

Survey Highlights Important Role Small-Dollar Credit Plays for Americans
Jan 12, 2021

According to Bankrate’s January 2020 Financial Security Index study, just 39 % of American households are able via savings to cover a $1,000 emergency expense, such as a car repair. The 2021 version of the survey found that just 41% could cover such a cost. AFSA has long pushed for policies and initiatives that help […]

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